Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Northern Ireland
Hello all, hopefully this is in the right place as I am fairly new and have a few questions. I am looking for advice and help.
Walt is roughly 14/15 weeks old currently and my Wife and i couldn't be happier. Walt is very happy too and he seems to have taken to me very well as he is forever following me about and laying at my feet which is great.
He was terrible on the lead at first (just sat on his bum ) but now is walking fine. What is the best way to teach him 'heel' ( so he always walks on my left and never pulling )
I have tried my best to introduce him to new things as soon as possible in the hope of it paving dividends further down the line. He has had play dates with other dogs on numerous occasions and has been around kids and many different people and has done extremely well in those circumstances and it's been a great experience for him too. We started puppy classes last week but for whatever reason, he was more interested in the other dogs than me so it has made me realise that he's maybe not doing as well in regards to listening to me as I thought as when we are at home, he will sit, lay down and stay without a problem. I am going to try and introduce Focus/Watch me before the next class. One of my questions is, I don't know how to properly correct a behaviour if he doesn't do what is asked of him, any suggestions other than e-collar?
We've given him baths but he isn't fussed with the hairdryer and now come to think of it, the Hoover is also a problem as he barks at it. How do I stop this?
In regards to training, should I be doing 15/20 minutes twice a day/once a day or every other day?