15 week old ESS that pulls like mad on the lead- sprays when excited-and keeps jumping on the couch help
We have had our puppy for 5 weeks now and overall I think he is doing very well.He is 15 weeks old and I have to admit I am a total novice to owning a puppy so any advice will be greatly received.
We are crate training him and overall he very rarely has any toileting accidents- the only issue is when he is excited he tends to spray. It happens even after just having a wee and although we have tried to 'ignore' him to try not to overexcite him just opening the crate gets him giddy.-
Now that he is having very few accidents in an evening when the kids are in bed we have been letting him out of the crate for play and cuddles etc however he continues to jump on the couch. we have tried to get him off telling him no and down etc.. but this seemed to be more like a game so we have also tried to get him down without any instructions or attention however he again keeps jumping up-- please any ideas-
The other issue is that he pulls like mad on the lead and wondered about buying a gentle leader type lead- what do you all think?
On a positive I think he is doing very well with his training- he sits, stays and lies down on command and is now not jumping up for his food.
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