I have an (almost) 6 month old Alaskan Klee Kai puppy. She has had separation anxiety from day one. It gets better and better as she gets older, and she's able to stay home alone without whining. Caring for her is exactly what I expected before getting her, but I need help with a few things...
1. Potty training!
she has DEFINITELY gotten better at using the bathroom outside. She even knows the command "outside" and when I say it she grabs her leash and runs to the door and waits for me. However, she still has accidents around the house sometimes even on days when i take her out every two hours. I have tried urine eliminators to completely remove the smell, but she still goes out of habit. I decided to finally use crate training as a method. She doesn't mind being in there as long as i am in the same room or she has a sight of me, but as soon as i am out of her sight she begins to whine and does not stop. She also has a habit of pooping in her crate when she wakes up in the morning, and whining about it until I clean it up.
She began nipping at peoples hands when she started losing her teeth, and as she got older it is getting worse. I try to correct her and put a toy in her mouth instead of my hand. It works for the moment however she just goes back to chewing hands and nipping on toes sometimes. I am desperate to get her to stop!
a few facts:
>i feed her Blue Wilderness' Chicken Recipe. I follow their advice on the amount to feed her, so I usually feed her three times a day in a total of 3/4-1 cup. However, it takes her a while to eat it and takes her time throughout the day. She eats little by little and likes to play in between each bite she takes :/ I have tried changing her food flavor (I definitely do not want to switch from the Blue brand) but she still does the same thing.
> She is currently 6 months old and weighs 11 pounds.
> She is extremely socialized and does great with guests and other dogs
> She knows lots of tricks and picks them up very quickly!