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Old 05-22-2013, 04:39 PM
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Training will help a lot here is a 2 month old that has been clicker trained.
Look how much this pup leaned in two short months. Check out kikopup she is there to help with all your needs. Start here to learn how and then try the potty training.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:54 PM
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Thank you!! I'd watched the first two videos already, but the third one on housetraining taught me a couple new things I'd never known. I will now move Cobber's food/water bowls over to the base of the cat tree where he's had the most problems, and do some training work with him in that area.

Plus she addresses what I'd just discovered this morning about the double pee and double poop. I love how she says the first few weeks are a nightmare and you wonder why you ever wanted a dog -- exactly how I've been feeling today!!

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Yeah, Emily Larlham (that third video) is a mentor to many of us. Here is her website. Dogmantics Dog Training | Progressive Reinforcement Dog Training
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And a whole list of videos from Emily
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I know with the last pup I got it was a good 3 months before she was trained .I wish I had the videos to help. Clicker training is the best and the results come quickly. Pick something you want to train , train and then stop treating when that behavior is learned. You wont be treating for the rest of the dogs life. Learn to fade the lure when you are sure without fail the behavior is learned.
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Ok i have been in your shoes lately this year! 19th janurary i myself got a puppy now she would nip at everything my underwear included no jokes. One way i got her to stop nipping was to hand feed her, her food for a week and omg did it help heaps! As far as toilet is concerned for the first month i crated my girl jessie during the day when i needed a nap and went out this hugely helped with house training her. Now i only crate her for 10 mins while i shower, and when i go out and of course at night time.

You can always buy animal repellent if you are losing hope. Main thing is get him/her outside every 20 mins and stay outside for extra 5 mins before going back inside just make sure he/she does what needed to do before letting inside.

If jessie doesnt wee outside i go back inside close the door and say wee wee's and i go about the house then come back to the door see she done wee and let her in.

You can do this! it really gets better and they grow up so fast!
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I feel the exact same. Myself and my partner recently got a pup - a cockapoo. He is about 12 weeks now but he is constantly biting and nipping sometimes drawing blood. He eats all our clothes and has ripped three of my jumpers at least. He has bitten at my face and I understand he sees it playing but between the biting and weeing in the house it can be very hard. One minute he is happy and quiet and next minute he is running wild biting at our feet and hands. He had me up at 5am one morning and started to bite at me etc and I actually burst into tears. Its hard to feel it will ever get better. My boyfriend keeps reassuring me he will grow out of it?? Im trying to think if i should enrol him in puppy classes? I find it really embarrassing as well cause I had a pup before ( a st bernard) who was no where as hyper as Ralph - its hard to feel you arent doing something wrong
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I've had to work very hard at calming down, which in turn seems to help Cobber calm down a bit. That plus finding ways for him to burn off energy (made a flirt pole - what a great thing that is!!) helped a lot.

Tonight we have our first puppy class with the highly rated local dog training club so I'm really looking forward to that. And last night Cobber finally slept through the night -- 9:30pm to 6am. Hallelujah!!!

So apparently it really does get better over time. I feel infinitely more optimistic now than when I first got Cobber last month and was crying all the time about what a huge mistake I'd made. I'm still looking forward to the companion dog he'll become
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Im definitely thinking of puppy training classes however they are so expensive! ! I dread his hyper time and the fact im in either pjs or hobo clothes when hes high as a kite! Im trying to stay optimistic! Thanks for the reassurance :-)
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