Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
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Issues with my new puppy...
I am new to the group. I recently, on February 18th, picked up my first puppy! His name is Charley Brown. So far, he has been a pretty well behaved puppy. He goes potty outside (for the most part) and plays like a wild man.
However, I am concerned about a few things.
#1- He is 9 weeks old, so I understand he is VERY new. He definitely left Mom I think too early, but I got him at a pet store and I am not sure of the care he received there. But, he is having accidents in the house. I take him out every 30-45 minutes when I am home and he is out of his crate (which is a lot right now). And he is going potty outside and getting A LOT of praise for it.
I have three other dogs from when I lived at home with my mom, so potty training isn't really new to me...
but I cant figure out why after he JUST came in from outside he comes into my room and squats and pee's again. Maybe he is marking? I'm not sure, but I really dont know how to get him to stop doing it.
#2- He is a chewer. And (AHHH He just peed NOW on the floor & he JUST WENT OUT!)
Back to the chewing, he chews on EVERYTHING. I try to put a toy in his mouth, but he just goes right back to chewing on my slippers, my pants, sleeves, whatever he was chewing on right before that. I dont know how to get his attention off of my clothing!