We just got a new foxhound puppy who is very hyper and highly motivated by food. We are trying to teach her "sit" but when we have a treat in our hand she freaks out. Clawing at our hand, biting, jumping, barking, howling... I'm not really sure how to teach her. With our previous dog we were able to lead her into a sit with the treat. Any ideas?
Also, we bring our new pup to my parents often who have a dog of their own. Their dog is a 9 year old lab, who is normally friendly. With the puppy she growls and walks away. Is this the dogs communicating to establish dominance? We have keeping them apart, but they do need to learn to be around each other at some point. But I am worried that my parents dog will get to the point of annoyance with the puppy that she may lash out and hurt her. Any thoughts?