My names Liesa and Charlie is my little 11 week old spoodle puppy
- He is absolutely amazing! he understands alot and we've got I've sitting staying and coming on command I have him waiting at the door until I say "come" and doing his business on command he'll even go to bed on command, he is a delight on lead and loves his mummy and only his mummy!!
But I think that's the problem... Charlie and I are home all day together, I have a small photography business from home which has given me the freedom to pay Charlie a lot of attention he also get a heap of attention from clients and their beautiful children and Charlie loves the children!! Maybe too much attention from myself but I love him to bits!!
Charlie and I since my partner and I got him 2 weeks ago have done everything together! He rarely listens to John (my fiancée) in fact he wont even come to John when John calls for him unless John has a treat or Charlies dinner in his hand.
Charlie is a little bit spoilt! well alot spoilt! and for the most part he's good to me - just not John! and I've stepped back and let John do the puppy training routines after work. The problem is when I step back Charlie cries for me! if I walk inside and close the door behind me Charlie runs to it and cries if I leave it open Charlie runs inside after me and if I stay and watch him learn Charlie has an attention span of ZERO because its not me training him!
Going out for me isn't fun now I only ever need to leave him for a maximum of an hour at a time and he goes into the laundry with fresh water toys a puppy kong and the radio is always on to keep him company he doesnt go in there by choice and I really dont think he ever will now! Im fearful that in these early puppy stages I've maybe spoilt him too much! Once I put him in there he makes a run for the door so I have to try and beat him to it! Once the door is closed I walk away and he starts yelping and crying and screaming and it honestly sounds as if he is being seriously hurt, and I really cant stand the sound or even the thought of the sounds he makes they are seriously very chilling sounds. Anyway I do what i have to do and I leave. When I come back he is generally fairly quiet I think because he can sense that I am simply not there to hear him. but if we put him in there over night to sleep he goes berko... all night its non stop! we've tried this on several occasions and all have ended in disaster so we give up and let him come into our room to sleep... - never the bed he knows thats off limits! -
Can anyone please offer any helpful advise on getting Charlie out of the bedroom and into the laundry not just for the all nighters but for the little visits to the laundry too...
We have been going to bark busters though I have found them to be just a little bit harsh and the "bah squirt" routine does not work at all! it did for a few days but thats all! bark busters also gave us a "training pillow" which I refuse to throw at the closed door... I did it ince and it scared the living christ out of me! I cant imagine what it did to poor Charlie on the other side!