This is my second post about my puppy and need help with his behaviour.
He is an almost eight month old basset hound puppy.
He has become out of control. As mentioned in the other post about his biting and nipping. That was a good few weeks ago and have been trying the impulse training and I haven't seen any improvements, in fact it feels likes he has become getting worse.
He continues to bite and nip, when I say bite it is more of a nip but it's getting harder and it actually hurts.
Even when you try encourage him with a toy or something else he will totally ignore it and keep his eyes on your hands and will continue to do anything to get to your hands, even if you hide under a blanket so he can't get to you he will bark and dig and dig to try and get to you he is that determend even though he is hurting us with scratching etc and he Yelp in pain he doesn't care.
He is also going through the humping stage were again he will do anything to get to your arm again the process hurting you by scratching and Nipping your arm.
We time him out and as soon as the door is open he will run back and try get your arms.
Also when I get up he will jump into my spot but when I get back and try move him he will growl and refuse to move, this happens when you try move him from anywhere. This is a sign of dominance from what I've read.
He isn't like this outside when he's on a walk he doesn't nip or bite anyone outside when they come over to see or pet him the same goes for other dogs he is great with other dogs and just wants to play.
All this happens in the house which shows dominance as its his place. He doesn't listen. He does what he wants.
Now we read that Bassett are hard to train but this has gone to far, to the boy partner has started to regret getting him, don't worry we have no plans or desires on getting rid of him, as we both believe that a dog is a life long commitment and even though he does all that we love him to pieces, as he can be loving when he wants to be.
Can anyone suggest what we can do in the house to help and get him back under control,
We are planning on getting a dog trainer but we want to try things to help.
Also could anyone recommend a good trainer in Chester / Cheshire (uk)