Originally Posted By: bers1....would appreciate some helpful info thanks =]
Actually, there is some helpful info in that post above, you just have to dig it out.
Originally Posted By: AmaruqAt 12 weeks they are still babies. You would need to not allow her to get into the situation if you are not going to provide an outlet for their natural drives. She is too young to understand so do not have her out when others are running about and creating the situation.
What are your plans with her? If you are not planning on giving her an outlet for her natural abilities you may all end up being miserable.
Regarding the outlet -- what kind of training and activities do you have planned for her? How much, and what kind of training are you doing?
At 12 weeks, you won't be able to expect much, and perhaps you should expect this type of behavior from a young dog that is easily aroused. Heck, even my terrier had problems with this as a pup.
If there is a behavior that she is doing that you do not like, and she is too young yet to be trained out of it, it is your responsibility to make sure that you don't put her in a situation where she will fail. Whether that means having her in an xpen while the others are playing, and then making sure that she gets her time, or some other control measure, you have to ensure that 1) she isn't handled harshly for doing what is natural for her at this age, and 2) she really is getting an outlet for her natural instincts, more than just some play in the backyard.