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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Amy Storey, Jan 4, 2019.


  1. Amy Storey

    Amy Storey PetForums Newbie

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    Hey guys! I have a gorgeous little Chinese crested powder puff called Bella. I love her to bits but she's so naughty. I've had her a week (9 weeks old) and has come a long way with toilet training. But she picks up everything and chews everything that she can get her jaws on! Lead training is going badly, she just sits down and won't move unless she's dragged even with the offer of her favourite treats.
    I have signed her up for puppy training which can't come quick enough but I am one stressed out mummy!
    Any advice?
     
  2. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel PetForums VIP

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    She's not naughty - she's a young puppy! Forget lead training. There's no need at 9 wks! If you have a garden , have her follow you round that - change direction , drop treats, make her chase you.
    When you do put a lead on, make it a nice light one and let it trail.
    Don't be dragging her. I would forget the lead for a week or two at least though.

    Biting - well that comes as standard with all normal pups!! I'm sure there's plenty of advice in the stickies section.

    Get your pup into well stuffed kongs. Enjoy!
     
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  3. Amy Storey

    Amy Storey PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much. You've really reassured me. I'm a new puppy owner so just a bit nervous xx
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    You have a normal puppy ,it does get better honestly:)
     
  5. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    As above, dragging her won't make her happier on lead. You could try walking backwards, encouraging forward steps towards you and from there progress to walking sideways and eventually forwards while encouraging forward steps .
     
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