Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Thanks for your response RocketDog. YES, she is crated. I put her in an even smaller crate because she is still hit and miss on housebreaking-any extra space and she just doesn't care.
I've dealt with a lot of pups in my life, but she takes the cake, frosting and all! You should see my hands...everyone who sees me asks "what happened!" I keep redirecting her...she stops, then does it all over again. Bite, bite, bite! The jumping up and biting at my clothing is new...she has occasionally gone after shoelaces, has bit at my jeans at ankle/calf level and pinched me good once...has been murder on my hands, but this is new...and redirecting her was next to impossible! I finally picked her up, held her on her back like a baby...close to me-until she stopped squirming. Some say do that, some say don't, but for her it seems to break whatever is going on in her head. Once she stops squirming she gets praise, ear scratches, etc. and seems to love that...she looks at me like "OK, you're the boss, I was a naughty puppy now love me please...and does the cute puppy groaning..." I put her down, she behaves for a while...but then, no warning and WHAM! I tried redirecting her to a toy she loves today, she tossed it around like a rag doll for a minute, dropped it, and started in on me all over again.
I'll keep on keeping on...but wow, is this pup a pistol and I am MORE than happy to read ALL suggestions!