MemberJune 28, 2018 at 7:37 pm16
Thanks for the quick reply Mike!
You’re right we have only done the first 2 steps Marking and Fading. Lots more work to do until we’re done.
As for the leadership section, yes I’ve read and reread multiple times and I have started following the advice there. Once challenging thing is when the pup is excited he will start playing with anything and everything in the house. In order to distract him and redirect I’ll take away whatever he’s attempting to destroy and give him one of his toys (this only works for 10 seconds, as he’s back at it after that). So instead I have to start playing with him, basically when he’s in the mood to play. I’ve bought a kong and some bones so I will try that as a distraction technique. Is there anything else you recommend at this point ?