i had a 3 months old male lhasa apso.. he was so energetic.. he always grab my hand, chewing lightly to hard..i warned him but he used to be enjoy and he think that i'm playing with him..he also chew all my stuff in my house..edges of box, magazines, shoes and even the steel stands of my chair..im very worried that he might ate some of it and it may harmful to him..when he do this things, i put him to his cage as a punishment for being a bady boy.. but he barks all day and i ignored him..when he stopped, i set him out but he will do his bad things again..last prob, he always poop and pee any where he want..pls. help me in my big prob... « Back to Inbox
Well first of all, you have a baby, and he doesn't know how to behave. NEVER USE HIS CRATE AS PUNISHMENT. You are the adult, and you have to train and teach your dog how to behave. Don't give it run of the house for him to get into trouble. Get a baby gate, and have him confined to the area you are at when you can watch him. If he is peeing and pooping in the house, then you are not watching for signs he had to go out. Get and x-pen for his down times, or when you can not watch him. put his food, water, chewies etc. in there and some toys. It will become his happy spot.
You have make sure things are picked up so he doesn't have the choice to what he wants to chew on. Only his toys. When he run and grabs you hand, give him a good firm "no", and give him a toy. He is saying he wants to play with you, so get a toy and play with him. Teach him fetch, tug of war, etc.
Take him to a puppy obediance class, and get him and you used to training. From there take a basic obediance class. If you find the right trainer and place, they are fun for both you and the dog. As much as we would like them to, babies don't grow up over night. It takes a lot of hard work, and alot of repatition to get it right. Most dogs don't even get the house breaking thing until at least 4-5months. I am lucky mine have it figured out by 6-7monts, and I have almost no accidents by then.
Maybe the first class for a puppy would be group obedience but group classes are almost impossible to have to dog focus totally on you and the training. It's just too much chaos in them so don't expect to attend just one and think that's all the training your dog needs. It isn't and it must be reviewed many times throughout its life.
If your dog starts to get sloppy with commands, review the dog until he does the command correctly again. Correctly means saying the command once and the dog obeys.
Personally, I am not impressed with the puppy classes I've watched.