I have some questions about training our 16 week old Lando. We have had him for 8 weeks now and doing well on training. He has been doing great with the crate and we have potty-trained him and taught him to ring a bell to go outside. He knows basic commands - his name, come, sit, stay, down, go to your bed, go to your crate. We are having a couple of issues though:
1. We also have a maine coone cat who is 1 year old and they love to play together but sometimes Lando plays too rough and hurts the cat - pulls his fur out, steps on him, bites with his sharp puppy teeth which is painful and causes the kitty to yelp. How can we train him to be more gentle with the cat? Also sometimes the cat gets tired of playing and is clearly annoyed but Lando insists on playing more.
2. He has been biting the leash and trying to "play" with us sometimes on walks by grabbing and shaking his leash. We're having a hard time getting him to stop this behavior.
3. He absolutely hates going to the vet. He bucks, kicks, screams/cries while being examined by the vet. It appears that it is specifically the examining (looking in the ears, mouth, palpating his body and hips) and being high on the table that bothers him the most (yes, even more than getting vaccines). Any tips on improving behavior at the vet's office?
Also what other things should we be working on at this time? He is starting a basic obedience class next week. We have started taking him on off leash walks also.
Here's a picture of them