Sep 5, 2005, 6:56 PM
Post #4 of 10
Small puppies can’t control and/or behave very well and need to learn the rules first. Second, puppies are very playful and playing with the newspaper seems to be fun for your doggie. Do not beat your doggie, it would not understand the punishment and would get scared of you only.
YES, take from his mouth anything you don’t like him to chew on. First say NO and then give the command for releasing (GIVE). If you feel that he is challenging you and needs some punishment then grab his neck and shake him (slightly, like a little shiver), hold him down, until he surrenders. Remember, punishment works only when done immediately, otherwise the dog would not understand. So never ever call the dog to you to punish him.For toilet training, just carry him to the right spot, first thing in the morning and shortly after each meal and before retiring and, of course, whenever you see him sniffing for pee or poop spot. Use his leash to keep him in this area and do not offer any entertainment, no play, no praise – you want him to do his business and not that he is fooling your command. Once he has done his business, then praise him swiftly and carry him back to the playing area. Play with him for a while and return to your previous activity. He should learn the rule within a couple of weeks.