We adopted a 2.5 year old male de-sexed shoodle last week. It is our first time at owning a dog. He has a lovely friendly nature and has bonded with all 5 of our kids, he tends to follow me (mummy) round ..
If I leave the room he will generally get up and follow etc. his previous owner had him sleep in her bed, but we sleep him in the laundry with the door closed, he knows the bed time routine now and doesn't look forward to it, he goes out for toilet, then when back inside will drop to the floor not wanting to go to his bed, he ignores us calling him to follow us there so we have resorted to carrying him into bed, he tries to bolt out of there.
Once in with the door closed he scratches at the door and has ripped it up, he barks if he hears someone outside or walking around the house. He is warm in there with his water bowl, bed, chew toy etc. we don't let him out in the mornings until he stops barking for a period of time and when he gets out he os super excited .. Jumps all over us ..
His whole back end is wagging not just his tail. He is pretty good and has only wee'd inside at night once. I stuck his face close to it, said no and took him outside. But I don't know how to stop the scratching and barking.