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Cruel training technique?
When it comes to teething my 14 week old ball of joy is in fully blown land shark mode. Some days are better than others. Today he is an absolute gem! I've been working on the no mouthing/biting since the day I brought him home. Though he kind of chooses when to listen, just like a puppy.
I tried something the other day and he has caught on remarkably quickly. But I feel very guilty every time I have to use this "reprimand". I took a soda can and put a bunch of coins in it. I shake it, hard, every time he chew something he knows he isn't suppose to. Such as the couch and my pant legs. It's been just three days, but the amount of naughty chewing has gone down drastically.
Also, I've realized just how incredibly smart he is! We have been house accident free for almost 3 weeks! He is showing me more ways to tell me he has to potty! It use to be just sit by the door. Then it was sit by the door and whining. Then he would bark to go out on the deck and sit and stare at me. This morning he grabbed my coat from on top of his crate, dropped it on the floor and stared at me. What a smart puppy!! Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App