Hi all. We have a 9 week old german shepherd / lab puppy from a rescue. After much talking with DH, I agreed that now is a good time.
Anyway, she is super. Goes to the bathroom on her pads, sleeps well. BUT!!! it is apparent that there is a wealth of information out there about teaching, but I am overwhelmed. I have never had a dog, and limited interaction with them.
Where to start?
Is there a reputable website or a book that I could read? Like Puppies for Dummies? LOL!
We are teaching her to "sit" , "no" for when she is mouthy and biting us and " leave it " when she is chewing on rugs, shoes, etc.
When she is succesful we treat her and say good girl, stroke her.
What do you think?
DH has had dogs before and is a little more clued up than myself, but he is at work a lot.