ShellyF Posted July 1, 2018 Report Share Posted July 1, 2018 Hello and by way of brief intro I am a new BC pup owner; my little guy is now 11 weeks. I am an experienced dog owner but have always rescued before so this is my first pup. I am familiar with the breed but thirsty for knowledge. I have been reading these boards for some months and have also read three specific BC books prior to getting my pup. I am at home during the day and after three weeks have progressed reasonably well with training the basics although ‘stand’ and recall only lasts as long as his attention span haha! I am just about grasping the difference between him being bored and being overtired and in need of a crate nap! What I struggle with is when I take him round the yard on a leash he just wants to yank the leash, nip at ankles etc. Sometimes he does this in the house too. I have read the importance of not fueling his energy and either standing still or ignoring him but that’s hard when he’s having fun at tugging the leash or then trying to nip. I believe I am making some progress. I give him a ‘behave’ command and if he stops I praise and reward. But sometimes I just have to hold him by the scruff (not harshly) and sit with him until he calms down and stops trying to imitate a crocodile! I would welcome any tips please as I want to have good control of this before he gets much bigger! Aside from this he is a cutie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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