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Originally Posted by boysrus
The woman said she is trembly.
She also was having trouble housebreaking them, bc she didnt have the time to devote to it. So far, they have been doing good with the potty for us, but this morning I went to the bathroom and shut the the door behind me. Lots of whining, and a puddle when I came out. They are crate trained and never have accidents when in the crate.
The boy is doing good learning NOT to get on the furniture with his toy. He hasnt tried it at all today. But, sometimes when he brings it to us, he will HOLD onto it like crazy. No growling, but he will not let go. What should I do about that? I am making sure not to let him win. But, what else besides praise and cheese when he lets go? Is that a sign of agression? DOminance?
The girlie definately WILL work for food. The boy will work for his squeaky toy. SO, at least they each have a motivator.
Shannon, if I choose to let them up on the sofa(as well as the big dog) will that cause dominance issues with the little dogs towards us?
We have started putting them in their crates while we eat bc they jump up onto our chairs endlessly during meals otherwise and with two of them, it is really hard to keep track!! They also sleep in there and do fine. I was able to leave them in the car in their crate yesterday while we went into the store and they didnt whine or bark at all. The woman who I adopted them from told me that she has not had the time to spend on training, and so thre are some issues. Over all, they are really good dogs. They hardly bark at all(amazing I think, after listening to the doxies next door to us carry on!) They dont chew up things and they seem to be a little low on the problem solving skills!
Shannon, about the carrying. Should it be never carry them or just limit the amount of carrying, or what?