my puppy bam is about 8 weeks old and is a queensland heeler. she doesnt like it when i discipline her for peeing on the floor or biting me. discipline as in spanking her bottom or even just saying "no". most people would say that puppys have no bladder control when they're this little, but my mom is getting frustrated about this problem and thinks that she has leaned that inside on the floor is where shes suppose to pee. i really love my puppy and want to do anything to make my mom realize its just a phase, i want to enroll her in puppy training to help her biting problem, because its not just teething, its like mean playing around, i know she doesnt mean to hurt, but sometimes it gets outta hand. shes already fixed and i was wondering if that could help out with the fact that she piddles where she pleases? is crate training a must?
Crate training has always worked well for us. I think in the long run, it is the best solution for your problem. It will also help your pup. Once she learns to 'go' outside, she wont be in as much trouble with your mom.
Australian Cattle Dogs are nippers. Most herding dogs are. They really can't help it and you must redirect the behavior. Cattle Dogs are very intense type of breed and intellegent.
Now, your dog is eight weeks old. You can try this approch on your mom, I use it at work to put things into prespective.
At eight weeks of age, your dog has been on this world for two months. Sixty days. In October, your dog was not born. If it is just eight weeks old, in November, your dog was not born. Your dog was not born until a bit before thanksgiving. You have chirstmass presents older then the dog. This MUST be remembered.
Now. Don't dicipline her like that if its not working. If she pees on the floor, consider it your fult. Stop giving her as much freedom, leash her to your body or put her in the crate when she is not supervised. No free time until she has gone potty outside. Great huge rewards for the potty outside bcause shes the best girl in the world for going outside, and understand, it is goign to be a while utnil shes 100%. This animal is still a baby, just beacuse she can walk, see, and eat from her own dish dosen't make her a fully functional animal. Please attempt to make this clear to your mother.
To many people feel dogs are dogs and dogs should do the correct thing. But the correct thing only comes around after long weeks of training and fixing the problems and not allowing the dog to have an inproper beahviopr in the first place.
Dogs do not come pretrained.
Telling her no is useless unless its as she is epeing. Correctiosn must come as it happens or they are not effective and she thinks you are yelling at her.