01-15-2013, 11:57 AM
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Have you trained a "leave it" or "drop it" command? Work on that. Get that down SOLID. Then (and ONLY then) you can start using it when she gets ahold of things she will eat that you can't identify. I'm not sure what you can do about fuzz, but whatever the bits of plastic are, perhaps pick them up or vacuum?
Dogs are not good at generalization. So if you spend all your training time outside, Lily might very well think "Sit" only means "sit if I am in the grass," not "sit wherever I am." So be sure to work on 'leave it' in the house.
If she is scared when she is on a leash, have you tried counter conditioning that with food? Showing her that leashes are not bad, that when she is on a leash you are not suddenly scary?
Can't help you with the playpen if there is, as you say, insufficient room. Could you use it to barricade off a corner somewhere instead, if you want a break?
Do you ever take Lily for walks? That might help, too.