General advice needed regarding our Springer Puppy
My 9 week female springer has discovered her bark. and everytime I go to put washing out she lays flat and starts to bark and lunges at my feet and starts bitting luckly im wearing boots but I'm worried in case she does this to my daughter.
I didnt say anthing I turned my back and walked away. She kept doing this all the same. Also she doesn't like going for a walk its only down the road round and back 10mins at the very most as not had her 2nd jab yet. Its like I have to drag her very embarrassing im hoping this will change as I thought springers love walking.
Also should I leave the back door open? She can wander around as its all fenched up. She goes to the toilet outside or will this confuse her toilet habits? I just didn't want to keep the door shut she has the conservatory and kitchen area. I've put a stair gate up between the lounge and kitchen she can still see us but she usally goes in her crate.
Also my male cat has started to spray can anyone suggest anything as I really want to get it right I've never owned a puppy so this is very new. Thanks in advance.From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
Re the barking you are doing the best thing, ignoring the bad behaviour, keep at it and it will work. Fidget was the same with the hoover but she is fine with it now.
As for leaving the door open, I think thats fine, she is less likely to have accidents.
Regarding the walks, once she has had her jabs take to different places such as woods so she can get more involved with the outside and she will begin to enjoy it. She is probably still a little scared.
Regarding the Cat I am so sorry I have no experience of cats.
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