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This is a thread for members that have puppies that were born in June 2018.
Woody is also very mouthy right now, especially when he's tired or hungry. We're redirecting him with chew toys and wet dish towels, torn into strips, tied in a knot, and frozen. He isn't deterred by a stern Ah Ah anymore, and ignoring him seems to challenge him to bite more to get our attention. We use his crate for a quick timeout when he gets too wound up and that settles him really quickly. He starts obedience classes next week but we started working on the basic commands when we brought him home so he has a pretty reliable recall, sit, down, and he's progressing with sit-stay and down-stay. We walk him 2 or 3 times a day, for about 10 or 15 minutes and he plays in the yard with his balls and rope toys. I'm amazed at how quickly he gets bored with his toys. My husband thinks I'm spoiling him because I keep buying new ones, but I'm looking for something to keep his attention for more than a few minutes. So far the empty plastic coffee container is his favorite so I guess I could give Amazon a break.Beautiful!
We are first time dog owners. Our first puppy class is OCt 1 - and so far with treats Ladoo will sit and go down - but when he is playful (and biting) it doesnt work at all. How is your training going? I hope we haven't left it too late.
Also, what do you do when playing with him? I used to kick a ball or bucket or whatever he is attracted to at that time in the garden. But right now (since he is biting a lot especially when excited) - we let him out in the garden alone - but i sit and watch him and when he is calm we cuddle and i tickle his tummy and he likes following me around the house of lazing around when i am doing chores. We walk 2 or 3 times a day which is always fun. Sometimes he sits in the middle of the journey and NOTHING gets him moving. (not even treats).
Would love to know what your experiences have been like so far.