How do I train myself to relax more
The problem is not with my dog, I know that. She is only 9 weeks old, going on 10 shortly ... and I get so frustrated with her I give myself headaches.
I know that she's young, and she's just a pup ... but she'll whine like crazy for no reason sometimes, even outside of her crate. She will also know how to sit today, and do it religiously 30 times ... yet the next day she looks at me like I'm retarded.
I have a baby gate between the den/kitchen/living room area and the rest of the house for the sake of our pet cats. Sometimes I leave the common area to go to my office and she jumps and whines and screams like she's being murdered.
I've followed all the rules. Ignore Ignore Ignore and it will go away ... I'm just wondering how long it will take. I get so frustrated that I don't even want to have her around me sometimes ... and thats not good.
Right now its too cold to go on long walks. I can take her for about 10 minutes ... since its -40. I have no chance to get rid of the excess energy because she has to stay inside.
I guess I'm just looking for some tips, tricks, and encouragement. I know the puppy phase won't last forever, I just need to keep trying my hardest to get through it.
Thanks for listening to me rant.
ATTICUS - Black & Tan GSD - Born Nov 8, 2010
ATHENA - Black & Tan GSD - Born May 30, 2012