The importance of crate time...Please explain to my family.
My wife and children are beginning to irk me. I've put endless hours into training and stabilizing my 7 month old Kira, and everyone else in my household, is basically doing anything they please with Kira.
When I'm home, I teach Kira house manners. This is everything from not jumping on guests, not chewing anything she's not allowed to chew, and taking some crate timeouts to keep her calm when indoors.
Here's the problem:
After I leave for work, Kira is out of her crate all day. (wife is home) By the time I get home, she's like wild animal. My wife lets her run rampant thoughout the house.
When they walk out the door, they let her pull them out the door.
They play rough with her, and allow her the bite their arms and hands.
When they walk with her, I found out that "she pulls a little". I ask if they corrected her, they said no. I asked why, they shrugged their shoulders and said that it didn't bother THEM.
If I tell them to randomly crate her throughout the day, they don't do it.
I was wondering why Kira starting "acting up" when I crated her the last few times.
PLEASE EXPLAIN TO MY FAMILY, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CONSISTANT WITH MY TRAINING, HOUSE MANNERS, AND LEASH WALKING!
When all is said and done, I intend to print this out and give it to them to read.
However, if I'm wrong, and being a bit over the top, I'll take it.
So bring it on!!