My pup is currently 13 weeks old and I wanted to ask some questions regarding training.
I have been told by several people that I should look into getting my dog trained privately or professionally. I have been working with my pup and I feel like he is going great.
He is being crated and has not had an potty accidents for the last 3-4 weeks. He is sleeping through the night, no issues crying and barking.
He is very nippy right now, but I understand that he is teething and I have been correcting him and directing him to his chew toys. He sometimes jumps and will try to bite arms, legs and faces. When walking he will bite and pull on the leash. I have been stopping him and just trying to calm him before continuing. It’s usually when I get home and he really excited. When I leave for the day he always knocks his water bowl over. I feel like people see or hear this and they think he needs the professional training. I just see it as a puppy being a puppy.
I feel as though over time he will learn and adapt. I am working with him, but I am also letting him be a puppy. I just have a lot of people telling me to bring him to professional trainers or do a board and train. I just wanted to get some opinions about it.
Anyone have any experience with trainers etc. Do these seem like minor issues that will go away as he grows?
Everyone on this site has helped me since I got him and I really appreciate it!
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