We've been bonding with him, we play with him non-stop till he's tired out, he's about 9 weeks now, or at least Sunday is when he's officially 9 weeks. I try to do 2 minute training sessions here and there, for this whole week of him being with me, he doesn't respond to his name, which is silly because we'd be having training sessions with him, and, he'll make eye-contact, when I say his name, and I treat him, a very small piece, but, when it comes to being in the yard, or anywhere in the house, if I say his name; "Shiloh" - he doesn't make eye-contact.
It's also silly too because, I've been trying to teach him come as well, I say come, and, if I get on my knees, he'll come, and make eye contact, then I tell him to sit, and he does, and then I treat him. When I tell him to come in the house, or anywhere else, yard included. He will not come.
Will he grow out of this behavior guys? He's a baby, so it's completely understandable, I've been watching Zak George's videos, and doing everything exactly, and listening to his tips and advice, I don't have a clicker though, but none of it seems to work.
Also, I live right next to a kid's school, so all I have to do is just cross the street and can take him, I've gotten him slightly use to his leash, like he'll come, but there'll be times where he stops and tries to pull back, it seemed to decrease slightly. I know I shouldn't be taking him for walks at this age, since he's only 9 weeks and just a baby, but I do it for exercise, and I play with him. He tends to try to eat literally every part of the grass and plant he sees, I have a long lead and try to let him explore, I allowed him to explore our whole yard as well.
Couple more things guys .. I've been doing the "Ow!" then instantly getting up and ignoring him, but that doesn't seem to work anymore because he doesn't care, I have bite marks all over my hands from his small teeth, because I've been trying to teach him bite inhibition, he doesn't seem to get softer with his mouth, really.
All of this is giving me a headache, haha. I've been trying to teach him potty training, but oddly, when he's on the leash he doesn't wanna go potty. He also doesn't wanna go potty on the grass, even if I were to have him out exploring on the grass for more than an hour, when beforehand he had eaten, he still won't potty. But... When we come home, he'll go straight for our deck and potty on our deck, so then I'm stuck cleaning the mess - any of you guys have advice for that?
I'm really upset with the breeder as well. His litter had yarn collars on their necks (different colours), when we picked him up the breeder mentioned him "taking off his collar himself" - when he went to poop today, a bit ago, it seems like some of that yarn collar came out in his poop.. I'm really upset as to why she didn't supervised him and had put on yarn collars in the first place, I don't know if it's all of it's out, but yesterday he was having major troubling popping, so I'm wondering if that's the reason why, we picked him up from the breeder, on Monday, it's now Saturday, it took that long for some of the yarn to come out.. Sigh..