When a house-trained bitch starts peeing in the house, it is time to go to the vet and look for a urinary tract infection.
When a house-trained bitch starts peeing in the house, it is time to go to the vet and look for a urinary tract infection. If she has a UTI, then punishing her for this is not fair.
As for your yard, well, of course it is a game. You have a 5 month old puppy who is finding ways to engage you in play. If you do not want that to be the outcome, then you need to stop what you are doing and prevent access to the plants that you do not want mauled. And play with your puppy.
Teach her to be gentle. Once you teach her what gentle means, using lots of treats and doing it right, by taking some time with it, saying the word and treating when she tries to take the treat gently, you can tell her, remind her to be gentle with your fingers. But you have to TEACH her what GENTLE means first.
If you tell your puppy to come to you when you cannot enforce it immediately, you are teaching your puppy that she can ignore that command. And that is a life skill. That is one you want to be 100% with and then 100% with distractions on lead before you ever try it off lead.
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