i bought a 6 week old puppy a few days ago (hes a Australian Kelpie) ive never had a dog before and its so overwhelming. Im having endless problems and i'm so worried if i'm doing the right thing, heres the problems i'm having:
PEEING/POOPING: I take him outside to go to the toilet every 30-50minutes, but when im out or sleeping- he pees and poops all over my house. When he has accidents in the house i don't yell at him i just clean it up with no reaction. When he goes to the toilet outside i give him a treat the second hes finishes, i was hoping this would teach him that going outside is the right thing to do, but it's not really making a difference.
CHEWING/BITING: He chews and bites everything, my feet, my clothes, anything really, he has a few chew toys and little bone but he bites and chews on my feet, and my hands etc, i don't know weather to let him do it or to tell him no?
TICKS: ive pulled around 20 ticks off of him- he keeps getting them, i think from my backyard when he goes to the toilet and he has fleas but he's to young to give flea treatment to, i just feel so bad for him.
SLEEPING:I dont know what to do with him at night time, is he supposed to sleep in my room and just pee everywhere and then i just clean it up? or should i put him in the bathroom and let him whimper?
I'm really just looking for some advice on how to care for my little 6 week old puppy. And im aware he should still be with his mother at this age, but i already have him and i only just found out that 6 weeks is to young to take a puppy from their mom. When i got him he wasnt even with his mum, he was in a cage with his other 3 brothers. I can't take him back and even if i could i wouldn't want to. I just want to know how to care for him at this very young age.
heres a photo of him http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMG_2175.jpg