As many of you know I have been dealing with some issues with Fawn. I have not went in to all the details as I was seeing if she would progress or not. She seems to be a pretty intelligent dog and does seem to catch on quickly. But she is very stuboorn lady.
I am asking for some more doggie advice. As some of the issues I know how to handle, while others I am just not to sure. If she is part miniature pinscher, than I know that breed is a little bit more stubborn when it comes to training and such. Espically potty training, but it can be done.She has taken to me and my daughter very well. Even to Buddy my chihuahua.
But seems to have an issue with my boyfriend. I can have her out of the cage all day and no accidents. As soon as my boyfriend comes home, she will go take a dump on his side of the bed. This has happened several times. It is getting costly as I do not have a dryer that works. So, I must take everything to the laundry mat. Yes, I shut my bedroom door. But this winter it can't happen as if my bedroom door stays closed, than the livingroom will not hold heat. Any suggestions on how to curb this? She will do this when someone back is turned. So, I think she knows she is doing wrong. But why does she go to the door and ring the bell for me. But not any of the males in the house? Instead she goes out of sight to take a dump?
She is doing much better with pulling on a leash. Every once in awhile she will try to take lead. But I re confirm she is to stay at my side. I can even pick her up and carry her with no struggles now. She has learned to relax with me.
She is starting to get more vocal. Which I do enjoy that. As I am working with her on what is okay and which is not. I know she is starting to follow Buddy's lead on this. I enjoy watching them play.
How do I get her to relax around the males? My boyfriend does take the responsibility of the pets when he home and not working.
She also wants to get in the trash. I have been keeping an eye on that and she hasn't gotten in that around me. But she tries. I have caught her on my counter and corrected on that as well. She will not do that in my eyesight anymore.
I do crate her at night and when I leave because of her issues. I would love to be able to get her to the point of where Buddy is where she will not have to be on a leash or in a cage.
I am trying not to overwhelm her. That seems to be working as her training progresses. But I am afraid if I can't work out some of the issues she seems to have with the males in my family. I will have to re-home her to an only female home.