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Trying to enjoy my Havanese
I'm new to this site. I didn't even know it existed, but when I googled "Barking Havanese" I saw the site, thank God.
Molly is almost 6 months old. I feel like one of those parents who have kids to save the live of a child they already have..we got her for companionship for my other dog, Gertie. She stopped eating and became really depressed when our cat Piggy, who played constantly with Gertie, was no longer here.
Molly is so, so hard! She will not poop outside, pees at least 2x a day inside, and barks at the air. She goes outside at the same time each day, and I take her every 2 hours. My son walks around with waffles or pancakes, and Molly gets them most of the time, causing my son to freak out (he's Autistic). Gertie is a larger dog, and Molly will bite onto her upper lip, not letting go, and Gertie walks away, dragging Molly around. Gertie is part it, but she never flips out on Molly, just tries to get away. They do play, but not as often as I thought they would.
I don't know what else to do to train Molly. I read on here that some people prefer to put coins in soda cans, but I can't do that. I have tried treats, and still praise her to death when she goes outside. So, basically, I am looking for advice for the toilet training (I heard they can be litterbox trained?), and I really, really would love advice on how to stop the excessive barking, and the food snatching (we feed them Taste of the Wild, want her to stop stealing the waffles). Please and thank you...