Re: Are me expectations too high?
My pups will be five months on 12/26 so we are the same age give or take a few days.
They had a period where they would not come, when I went to put them back in their kennel. A few days ago, they started going in when I called them. Today they were all excited about the ice in the water bucket on the patio. Without saying a thing, I threw it into the kennel, and they all ran after it and in they went.
If I have to go after them, I do not scold and I do not play. I catch them, and put them away without any extra words. When they go in on their own, they get praise. Their kennel opens out on the patio which is securely fenced, so no chance of them getting hurt. It also has a dog door to the house, but cleaning it is a whole lot easier if the puppies are out of there.
We will start up classes again in January. If the boys aren't gone by then, they will come to classes too.
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.