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10:44:48 Thu
Mar 22 2007

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I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. I dont know what I'm doing wrong with Poppy. I know she is playing but she will grab your trouser leg and pull or your bite sleeves etc. I tell her no firmly but she just keeps on doing it even worse in fact she has just given me a sore one on my knee. She was growling and biting. She is only 12 weeks today so I understand that she's very ittle but just wanted to ask what you all did. Also her house training has gone to pot she's just going anywhere now, put her out when she wakes up and after meals but she just plays and then does it when she comes in no matter how long she's been out. Its like she's rebelling in every way possible, could that be seperation anxiety? i have to shut her in the kitchen when the kids are eating or when we go out and she's been fine but I was out for 3 hours yesterday and since then she is shredding up the puppy mats every time I shut her in there. I'm going to buy a gate today for the door so she can still see us to see if that helps. I just know she is going to be such a good dog when we get this sorted out I just dont know if I'm doing it all wrong....HELP!

I've had some morning of it between Poppy playing up and my two year old! Every time I turn my back one of them is into something!

Louise

  
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I doubt you are doing anything wrong!! 12 weeks is about the time things started going wrong for me with Tizzy!

I think it's the point where the general watching them every five minutes wears off and accidents start to happen.

My advice would be go back to basics and start all over again.

DO NOT TREAT HER FOR COMING IN after a wee/poo. Put her out and say the chosen word (wee wees in our case) and keep repeating it til she goes and then praise her up something rotten. When she comes in, praise her but no treats otherwise she is being treated for coming in not weeing and she will just go out to come in etc and wont associate going out with toileting.

Tizzy will still just wee in the house for no reason whatsoever - sometimes she just seems to forget what she should be doing!

Take the puppy mats out - they are no use shredded anyway.:waa:

When you take her out of the kitchen what do you do? Do you make a big fuss of her - if you do - stop it! Make all comings and goings as boring as possible, no long goodbyes and no big hellos.

The biting of the ankles and trousers is common. When she is doing it - standstill and tell her off. Dont try and pull your leg away and make as little fuss as possible. If she wont let go, remove her mouth from your trousers and immediately give her another toy to play with. She is attention seeking and you need to give her as little attention as possible other wise you could end up with 27 kg hanging off your leg!

Set backs are common - I have had several with Tizzy but if you just take a few steps backs, they soon relearn and get back into their good habits :luck: :luck:



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Thank you I fee a bit better now. Was starting to think I was going to end up with an out of control full grown boxer:eek:

Tizzy looks so cute in your signature

Louise

  

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