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Some Advice Please
Hello, We welcomed our darling Ella into our home last week. She will be 10 weeks old tomorrow and is mostly a great joy. She sleeps through the night knows how to sit and is learning how to lay down, wait and come when she's called. I'm being pretty well trained for her potty needs ha ha and potty training is coming along slowly but as expected as is puppy biting. Ella also walks perfectly on her leash and we are increasing the lengths of her walks little by little.
Now for our problems.....every evening she goes nuts! I'm not sure if this is RLH or what she won't listen to anything we say runs and runs away from us.... darts here and there.....plays aggresively with her toys .....has accidents....and worst of all barks and growls at us in a some what scary way. I understand needing to release the last bits of energy etc, but this is all taking place when we are most tired, trying to cook and eat a relaxed dinner and our patience is not as thick anymore. I am especially worried about how she barks at us. Ella also has been afraid on meeting new people if I am not holding her. If I am holding her she's fine.....if she is down and new people walk up to her she gets exited and wants to see them but then is afaid crouches between my legs and often barks and growls.
We plan to enroll her in a socialization class but want yo wait til her second round of shots are over. We also are planning to take her to obediance classes.
So questions are.....will she out grow these things? What is our best reaction to these behaviors? Thank you.