The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Hey there! I'm not familiar with the video trainers you mention nor the Collar Freeze - never heard of this before.
In all your readings, have you read anything about re-directing the 'attacks' to a toy? Always have a tuggy toy on you, have a bazillion around the house handy. When puppy goes into landshark mode, you stuff a toy in his mouth and PLAY!!! Landshark crazy mode will last until he is done teething, about six months, so be patient.
You can't control a 10 week old puppy. You manage them. You think ahead, and have a plan on what you will do to get the pup to do what you want, without them knowing that it was all your devious idea, and not theirs. If you are this frustrated, I get the feeling you have unrealistic expectations.
Most puppies this age hate being under leash and collar control. Just spend a few minutes walking on leash per day. Quit before pup implodes. Set it up so that it is a positive experience for your baby. If it means taking three steps in the driveway nicely while being lured with a treat - so be it. Celebrate the success, make it into a fun puppy party, and quit for the day. Aim for four step the next day.
If you got the food thing down, I assume you are talking about luring and rewarding. At this age, everything is luring and rewarding, and make sure the rewards come fast and furious, or else you will reduce your puppy to tears by confusing it by what you want.
Also, schedule regular naps for you pup, in his crate, every day. A lot of the crazy-bitey behaviour is from being overly tired and throwing a tantrum the same as 2-year-old human toddlers will have major melt-down tantrums when tired.
When puppy gets out-of control, pick him up, put him in his crate, walk away. Save your sanity, give puppy some nap time - works great!
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