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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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H E L P!!!!!!
Got my new puppy Ava two weeks ago, she was 14 weeks old, runt of litter, 3.5 lbs.
When I figure out how to post a pic I will?!
Ava came home and was using pee pad when we were gone and going outside when I took her!
Flash forward two weeks and Miss Ava
will not eat her well balanced well researched food?
She will eat Cherrios, I accidentally spilled???

Will not use pee pads, fine she is being crate trained

She HATES her crate
I have tried bribes, sweet talking her into it,fav toys in it, rewarding her if she goes in, layed on floor calming her while in crate, but the moment I step away, she screams like a wild crazy monkey!!!!!!!!for hours,

She refuses to walk outside anymore, I must pick her up and carry her to the spot.
She hates the rain, wet grass, wet mulch and will basically walk like she is on a tight rope as close to house as possible to try and avoid the mud wet grass. Today she peed on the front steps?
Then runs to steps and tilts her head like come on lady!

She hates the heat and hot sun prefers to lie on the cool brick steps

She will not walk any farther than the driveway, she lays down and won't move

My sweet lik girl has become a nightmare,diva,drama queen

Help me settle this dog down before I lose my mind!?!?
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That is why God made them so cute.

Has she had her last set of puppy shots yet? Sounds like a good puppy class might be helpful!
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Hi,

I would strongly recommend enrolling in a puppy class. It would also be beneficial for the trainer to come to your home to provide advice on the specific issues you are experiencing. When I got Paddington I did both. I had serious barking issues with Paddington. I ended up having my trainer come over twice to work on issues. At this age their behaviour continues to change and strategies that work for a couple of weeks may need to be modified, hence the need for more than one session. I also had an inappropriate urination problem and the trainer figured out that Paddington found it highly rewarding and a bit of a game to watch me get paper towels out (which he loves to chase and chew) to clean up accidents.

Are you giving her treats and/or lots of praise or playtime when she toilets in the correct area?
Paddington also hates the rain and will stand still in his tracks - Ava might not be too unusual in that regard.

In terms of Ava not wanting to walk further than the driveway, strategies for this will be dealt with in puppy class. The most important thing is that you dont try and force her to do something she doesnt want; you dont want her to loose trust in you. You might need to stay with her in the driveway for a while until she starts to get comfortable with her surrounds and indicates she is ready to move on. Try playing with a toy with her in the area or graduly lure her with a really tasty treat. Paddington loves cheese.
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Apply your dog in a training program because that is a good start for you to change this kind of behaviour in your dog.

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