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Training tips for very young pups
I recently became a dog owner for the first time! My little Remmy is 9 weeks old and I love him to bits. I have a few questions about his obidience training and such that I just haven't been able to find anywhere online, so I thought I would ask those of you who have been in my shoes!!
I'm home all day to be with Remmy and I want to make sure that I'm doing things right so I dont end up with issues down the road!
Even though he is only 9 weeks, he knows the commands sit and lay down 100%. He also knows lets go inside and runs for the door. We're working on having him sit so I can go in first, but its 50/50 right now.
I'd like to know if he is too young for treats for training purposes? Will it upset his tummy cause he's so young?
I also want him to learn to walk with me in the backyard on leash so when he gets the last of his shots we can go for long walks, but as it is, he is always sitting and eating dirt/grass/rocks/leaves/his tail. He wont walk more than a few feet without stopping to eat SOMETHING. ANy suggestions?
Also, what is the appropriate amount to feed a 9 week old? the vet said 1 1/2 cups of food daily, 1/2 cup each meal, but he scarfs it down in less than a minute and spend the next 15 looking for more with the single mindedness of a zen warrior. Should I feed more?
SOrry for all the questions!! I'm just a paranoid nervous new mum!