Just shouting out to say hello! We've had Willoughby for a full week now (and a couple days) and we are all having so much fun with him. He's sleeping well and eating well. He has a blast with my boys (ages 6 & 10) and his favorite thing to do is run around with them outside. He's just as sweet as can be.
He is in that puppy chewing phase though and rips the socks right off the boys feet! lol! Any suggestions on how to tame that? He has lots of chew toys and we don't let him do that. He also wants to chew on our fingers and toes. Any input on staving chewing on the people would be so appreciated!
Anyway, we are still so grateful every day that you all "convinced" me because he has brought so much joy to this house.
What a cute son and pup!It sounds like you all are adjusting quite well to Willoughby and him to you!
I would tell him a firm "no" and offer something like a bully stick or chew toy instead for the socks...for biting/chewing on fingers/toes...a firm "no" and remove him to crate if he doesn't stop after a correction or 2.He'll catch on very quickly.
"Behind every unstable dog is a lesson for the owner"-Cesar Millan
He is so so cute!!!! I hate to tell you but they are like potato chips...can't have just one...wait and see. they steal your heart in a skinny minute.
As for chewing, sometimes if you have the children make a yelping noise like a littermate would, they know they have"hurt" them and it does help curb some of the nipping at children's feet...etc.