toilet habits and nipping
Hi I have an 8 week female springer Fern. I have had her for 3 days, she comes from a litter of 10.
She is use to a crate she goes in there at bed time, when I go on the school run and sometimes for a few hours when I do cleaning.
I have no trouble with her being in the crate as I put the radio on otherwise I believe she would tear the conservatory apart plus theres a cat flap and she has already gone through it.
We go for long walks 2 or 3 times a day. Everything was going great she would go outside to do her jobs as I call them and give lots of praises when she does them, but today well she has peed 4 times in the house when I have opened the back door to say do your jobs shes turned the other way and gone in the living 3 times and once in the bathroom. I will admit I was rather cross as yesterday she did so well.
Also she is starting to nip at my 6 year old playfully I say no to her so any ideas would be great im a cat person normaly this is my first time at owning a dog.From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
House training a puppy is like potty training a child, it goes really well for a while but then you have set backs. Just keep up with the positive reinforcement and she will get it.
As for the nipping that is perfectly normal and will last for the next 10 weeks or so, chec kou my guide to Springer Puppy Biting and this should help you teach her the right behaviour. My 20 week old springer Fidget has stopped this all together now so there is light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck
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