I am new to the DOGFORUM but am happy to have signed up it is very useful
Anyway, i have a 5 month old Lab - her name is pepper. She is such a naughty but beautiful girl. i know puppies need lots of training etc. and of course puppies are going to be craaaaazy but I need some tips on a few different things she does.
She loves to bite, if you pat her and she is in a playful mood which is most of the time she lieks to play by biting your hands, or even sometimes your feet, and now she is getting older and getting big chompers it hurts alot more than when she was a baby. the only advice i have been given is to be consistant and giving her a toy whenever she goes to bite and i have done this for the last 5 months but she still prefers fingers!
If pepper isn't recieving attention or doesn't have her way e.g. not picking her up or putting her on the lounge she will bark at you constantly in a very high pitch LOUD bark.
I think i may of spoil her too much but she is very very very sooky, she has to be with you 24/7 or she cries and sooks, I love being with her all the time and spending as much time as i possibly can with her but sometimes i have to go to work or do things. She is slowly becoming and outside dog (as we have a large yard we didnt want to put her out there straight away). we also have a 9year old lab who she absolutley adores.
PLAYING WITH THE CAR:
Pepper likes to play with our cat and the cat also likes to play with Pepper however after a few seconds Pepper gets way to rough and drags the cat by the neck with her teeth!
We have used a few methods to avoid hitting the dog (which i refuse to do) but every method we have tried she thinks is fun and games, and it doesn't bother her whatsoever.
these are the few problems that i can think of at the moment, i am sure there will be plenty more that pop up but for the moment if anyone could please give me some advice on any of these issues it would be greatly appreciated