Hi all. me and my other half just got a miniature schanauzer. He's only 2+months old, so we're trying our best to train him. We just got him bout 2 weeks plus, and now he's adapting to the house.
Problem is (we don't have a bed frame) he's always jumping up on our bed and sleeps there and i'm afraid he's trying to be dominant there, because when one of us gets up and tries to lie back down, he growls. We taught him to go out of the room, but he acts all innocent and lies low. and I carry him down to the floor repeatedly but to no avail.
we teach him to go out, with treats, but without em, he won't jump off the bed unless both of us gets out of the room. And i try catching him before he gets to jump on the bed and says NO in a firm way, and he sits down. after 30secs he tries jumping up again.
How can we deal with this problem.
I've been reading up that if we ignore him because he tries to get our attention, after he calms down only we call out to him to get HIS attention. This works well in the living hall etc. but not in the bedroom on our bed.
Keep him out of your room all together. Use a baby gate to keep him out. Show him that YOU are the boss, not him.
Is he crate trained? If not I suggest to do that also because it lets him know that you are in control of him. Just don't put him in there to discipline him though, because a crate should be a positive thing, not a bad thing. Crating is just to keep him safe while you cannot keep an eye on him. But teaches discipline at the same time.
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Because he tends to follow us EVERYWHERE, unless we're sitting in the living room. Once someone move, even to walk he will follow. So past week, he sleeps in the room with us, but only on the floor. Actually we bought him a bed, i put it next to me on the floor, but he tends to end up sleeping on the floor near the door. So we let him be since he didn't disturb anyone.
day before, he kept trying to climb on our bed, i took him out and shut the door, to let him calm himself down, after 20mins, i opened the door and he was all good, so he quietly slept on the floor again, but at 5am, he does it again.
But only past 3 days he's trying luck to sleep on our bed. Once it was 4am, he crawled up and we didn't know it till the morning, and after that, this starts to become an occurance.
We try not to crate him up, he tends to get really aggressive/ aggitated after that. but we're having all eyes on him. we crate him once in a while still. have yet to potty train, tried many times (we live in an apartment) so we can't take him OUT for poo/pee. He chewed up newspapers and pooped em for a day, and from there I surrender using newspapers, got the absorbent material cloth, but he chewed em up as well after i soak it in his pee pee.. Hence, I don't know what to do with that as well. As much as he's young, I wanna teach him right cause I have a feeling he'll be harder to train when he gets older (he already is a stubborn fella)
Most dogs do not get potty training until they are around 4-6 months, some older.
Is there really no way to take him outside? Did you consider that before getting a dog? Crate training is always by far the best route (IMHO). So what if he gets upset, he will have to learn that the crate is his safe place. It is always best for them to sleep in crates and to be in there when no one is home. What do you do with him when you leave the apartment?
If you are going to have to house train him, you will just have to use the puppy pads or get him a doggie litter box. I still believe in crating him at night; be consistant and he will learn to like being in his crate. Just make sure it is only large enough for him to turn around in and lay down.
Best of luck!
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