Matilda (Tilly) is 16 weeks old today...and I've basically had the bolloxking of my life of the TIL'S (Turd In Laws) because of "overworking", "dog cruelty" etc!
Sits Tries to open rhe back door to go outside Shakes hands Stays/waits Lies down Rolls over Crawls
She has playtime (walk included) for a good solid hour, because she's batshit/full of energy!
Apparantly all this is too much??? I'm overworking her ans causing aggressiveness!!! She's the softest, stupidest little thing ever! (I say little...she's 29lb already!). She plays with my equally batshit 6yo- who is about her height- and, although she went through the nipping thing, that's done now. If licking to death is aggressive...😂😂😂 but seriously...she seems fine!
The TILs say she's repressed, overtrained, overworked...I could go on!
Dog cruelty? I'm guessing you are using positive and reward based training and not beating your dog into sitting? They're bonkers. An under stimulated puppy is a chewing bitey monster. I'm guessing this is a bright and high energy breed? You'd be mad not to try and harness that. Training builds not just good behaviour but a strong relationship.
Avocado I hear you! My FIL drew himself up to his gigantic 5'6" (actually, I'm under 5', so it really is gigantic to me!) and said, ""as soon as you got that thing, I read a BOOK on it!". I can't keep a straight face at the best of times...but this!
I may have suggested the next one he reads is about good manners
That thing? Perhaps make training him your next project?! And yes an hour actual lead or off lead exercise is an awful lot at that age. I think about 5 minutes a month is recommended. Too much exercise can cause joint issues and over stimulation. Can't help with the mop issue. Mines scared too. And of Hoovers. And bins. And cars.
missy it's loosly wake, eat, rest, pee, ball/rope/bone/whatever, cuddle, sleep, rinse and repeat...then DH takes her around the block when he gets home at 6.
While I'm here... (I feel stupid starting another thread about her while I have one active) any tips on walking her so that she doesn't go after my cane? She's a bloody good girl- waits at the kerb without having to be asked!- but a long white thing scraping and sweeping from side to side would tempt a saint! (Bernard 😂).
Bitter apple thingy? Or resign myself to the fact that DH will have to do the walking until she learns?
She does "leave" it when I ask her to for three seconds