Ok so I havent really seen this topic. If there are answers somewhere, please point me to them.
Here is my problem: New puppy (first puppy for me, but 4th dog). My boyfriend though, has never had a dog. His only experience was with my senior Border Collie - who he loved dearly after awhile.
Now the puppy is a whole other issue. He has no clue on training, and isnt too interested in my input. Why he's not I'm not sure... so I'm trying my best to let him "figure it out" on his own. Its not working so well.
I thought he'd learn that rough housing, and playing with his hands only winds up in puppy bites (and then he's angry). But seems to not be getting to him. He plays, then gets mad when he's bit and is done.
So what I have now is: SUPER EXCITED PUPPY when he comes around, rough housing for 2 minutes, puppy bites, BF angry and stomps off to his office.
What I AM trying to do is: When BF gets up in the morning, or comes home from work - I distract puppy with treats & training. This is working OK but she still LEAPS away, jumps on him, then rushes back to me for sit/down/treat.
I guess I should put her on a leash. I try to encourage him to train with her, and he will, begrudgingly for a bit, but it is not often enough.
I am trying my best and realize we need a frank discussion. Any insights on how to deal with this?
(Puppy is a HIGHLY ACTIVE, mouthy, confident Duck Toller 18 weeks right now - we've had her 10 weeks)