We've had Alfie (shih tzu) for 4 weeks tomorrow, he's now 14 weeks old. He's a fantastic dog. 95% house trained, fantastic in the car, excellent on the lead... now if only he would stop barking for attention. If I'm sitting on the sofa, he comes and sits on the floor, stares at me and barks...and barks...and barks... until he gets attention (usually me telling him to shut up). I know we need to ignore him, but that is easier said than done. As for the biting. I know its all because of teething but he loves nipping. He follows me round the house nipping the backs of my legs, he'll nip when I play with him etc. I know he's only playing and doesn't mean to nip, but it can really hurt! I have a 4 year old niece and I'm worried he'll nip her and of course it will hurt her. How can we correct both of these behaviours?