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Old 01-21-2011, 02:30 PM
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Puppy behavior Questions

So, most of you know Ill be getting a akita pit mix puppy next month. She's the puppy in my avatar
I wanted to get on top of things so I thought Id ask about possible puppy behavior issues now so I'll know how to deal if they come up when having her.

#1: If she is a biter and bites me, what do I do to make her stop?

#2: Potty training, how is it done?

#3: If she chews a lot, how do I get her to stop?

#4: If she is a whiny puppy and whines all the time, what do I do so she wont whine?

#5: Where should she sleep at night?

#6: How to leash train?

Anything else I need to know would also be appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:45 PM
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First I just want to say, forgive me if you find my answer pretty short. You are asking for a ton of information (entire books have been written on the topics!) so it is much easier to direct to sticky threads, videos, and websites.
If you do have questions after viewing everything, then I will personally be glad to help you in anyway I can!

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#1: If she is a biter and bites me, what do I do to make her stop?


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https://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/

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#3: If she chews a lot, how do I get her to stop?
Supervision is key! Supervise at all times. When you cannot she should be crated or in a puppy proofed room.
When you see her start to chew on an inappropriate object, calmly interrupt her and then redirect her to an appropriate chew toy.
There are also certain sprays on the market (Bitter Apple spray is a common one) that you can spray on furniture to prevent chewing. However, some dogs actually seem to enjoy the taste. So do keep that in mind!

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#4: If she is a whiny puppy and whines all the time, what do I do so she wont whine?
Puppies are going to whine. This is especially common right after being seperated from mom and littermates. I would start by giving fun things, such as a stuffed kong, to keep her occupied, when you cannot be with her.


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#5: Where should she sleep at night?
This is a personal decision.
I do recommend that you crate train your pup though.


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#6: How to leash train?
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...-walking-1683/
I especially love the Silky lead videos!

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Anything else I need to know would also be appreciated.
Definitely consider crate training.
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...ning-faq-3974/

Be sure to puppy proof you entire house! Get down on your hands and knees. Anything at that level is going to be free game! If you don't want you pup to get into it or chew it, put it away! If you need help with particular puppy proofing issues let us know. There are tons of creative ideas that can help.

Also, I highly recommend that you find a good trainer and start taking your pup to classes ASAP!
These links should help you get started in a search for a good trainer.
http://www.apdt.com/
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)


Other than that take lots of photos because they grow up so quickly!

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Here are a couple of books I recommend. While you wait for your puppy to come home, these would make good reading, and get a lot of your questions answered and give you a more in depth feel for what its like to raise a puppy.

Amazon.com: Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog (9781577314554): Dr. Ian Dunbar: Books Amazon.com: Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog (9781577314554): Dr. Ian Dunbar: Books

Amazon.com: Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care (9781593375973): Paul Owens, Terence Cranendonk, Norma Eckroate: Books Amazon.com: Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care (9781593375973): Paul Owens, Terence Cranendonk, Norma Eckroate: Books
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