Hey all! I planned on being a lot more active on these forums than I have been...but life gets in the way once again!
Bowser is 9 weeks old today. I wish I had a current pic to post...his ears are in that floppy/sticking up stage and he's growing like a weed! So precious but were starting to get into some problems.
He knows he has to sit and wait for a treat after we come in from pottying. That took a few days to get down but now he understands. The problem comes when handing him the treat. He lunges forwards and takes the treat WAY too hard. He has drew blood a couple of times now. I scream "OW" like I do if he nips too hard while playing but hes usually scarfing the treat down and doesn't seem to pay much attention. Do you have any suggestions as how to address this? I can imagine it being quite the problem when he gets a nice, adult set of teeth!
Also...house training!!! Our daily routine tends to be:
2:30 am: go out for middle of the night potty
6:30 am: wake up, go potty, eat breakfast, play time for about a hr, then potty again before I go to work
I don't have anyone to let him out for me during the day unfortunately.
BUT he does FANTASTIC usually!
5:30 pm: Potty then dinner
Between 7 and 7:30 pm: another potty break
10 pm: Potty break
The problem is this...at night and on the weekends he will potty in the house EVEN if he has just been out recently. He will look at me when he's doing it and when I go to scold him, take off whimpering. If I find him hiding, I know he's done it somewhere. So he knows he's doing wrong. It amazes me that he holds it all day when I'm at work but just goes whereever when we're home together. We don't crate because he screams so loud I had neighbors in my high raise complain. He does much better staying in the bathroom with his dog sister during the day and sleeping in there with a baby gate and night light at night. Sorry if this was so here and there on explaining! I tend to ramble lol! But any suggestions for my issues are GREATLY appreciated!