My fiance and I just got our first family dog for my one year old daughter. He is a Pit-Lab mix (I think) and seems to be very well mannered but I don't know anything besides that. He's not very big yet, the dog was dumped out on an old farm and we rescued him, so we don't know anything about him. I've never trained a dog, and I would like to potty train, and teach him to sit and be calm. He whimpers a lot and I'm not sure if he's adjusting well to being inside. Any ideas?
If the puppy (or dog) has an accident in the house, 99% of the time, it is the owner's fault for NOT paying attention to the signs that the dog needed to go. It's not the dog's fault that he can't open the door and let himself out. Maybe the dog should be scolding the owner.