Haha the visual of her sticking her head in the shower and running around when it got wet is hilarious! 😂Thank you everyone!! We love her so much and she makes the cutest noises and stares at us with her beautiful warm brown eyes! I never thought it'd be possible to love a pup so much!
Today I took her out in the backyard with her harness and leash and she's doing great at it. She already knows the sit command and I think the stay command. These are very smart dogs (maybe too smart)! We are still working on her biting now since she is teething I believe. We usually give her chew toys, sticks, and cold puppy binky to occupy her and today I started the peanut butter trick on the top of my hand as she licked and I said "no biting, kisses, kisses". I learned that on this forum and she seems to be better after it.
I wish we all lived closer, too, and could all have play dates! I plan on joining the virtual call on Sunday for a bit and wonder if they will recognize their siblings and half-siblings!
I keep forgetting to do this but started today writing down the times she pees and poops so I can watch her like a hawk when I know it's close to pee time. I forgot to write a few instances down but so far it looks like she pees every 1.5 hrs and poops about 3 or 4 times a day. The first night we got her, she ate her poop, but thank goodness that stopped!
I'm not a morning person either so good to know her bladder will get bigger as she gets older so I can sleep in. 😴
@NotAMuggle - we are down to about 5-10 mins of her whining before she settles down. Hope to get it to 15-20 seconds with your little one. Please share your tricks!
We've gotten better about ignoring her "I want attention" whines when we put her in her ex-pen but like I said she makes the cutest gosh darn baby noises!! 👶 However, the ignoring is paying off because I can quickly go in the kitchen, go to the laundry room, or even use the bathroom in peace today! The showering didn't go well though! I put her in a crate like below on the bathroom floor and would stick my head out so she knew I was still there. She screamed and whined. Well I guess, I didn't latch the door all the way, since she busted out! Then she tried to get into the shower with me! First she would stick her head in, then her head would get wet, and she would back out. She tried about 5 times and each time she got wet, she ran around the bathroom like a crazy baby!! It was actually quite funny but was probably the fastest shower I had to take!! Hoping today's goes better! Any tips will be much appreciated!!!
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For the whining when you leave the room and she's in the ex-pen, I think you're doing well with the ignoring thing. What's working for us is totally ignoring her when she does it too. If i am in the kitchen making coffee and she's whining in the pen I will wait until there's a few seconds in a row of quiet before re-entering. I don't say anything when I leave the room so as not to rev her up. I want her to think comings and goings are not a big deal. Sometimes when I leave a room and come back if she's just calmly relaxing/laying in her ex-pen I will walk over and give her some (calm/lowkey) "good girls"/pets. I NEVER do that if when I enter the room she starts whining, only when she's chilled out and quiet. Doing this over the last few days has seemed to have cut down whining from minutes to > 60 seconds.
What brand harness are you using? Piper hates hers, she is a bit of a drama queen when we put it on. She just sadly plops down when it's on (though magically was able to run around in it when at Puppy kindergarten last night 🙄 lol). Plus I think it's too big for her.