Hello Dog lovers
The missus and i have just picked up our new puppy, a female australian bulldog called tilly on the weekend. She is 8 weeks old.
The training is going well at the moment but i just have a couple of things im not sure about when she does something wrong.
1. Going into the garden. Our backyard is quite large and grassed, but for some reason she keeps running around in the mulch and sand in the garden when she gets excited. when i give her a pigs ear or a toy she runs around the yard for a bit and then straight into the garden and under a tree. I say "OUT" but she just sits there and keeps playing. If she doesnt come out i say "out" again and grab her by the scruff of her neck and drag her out. She then comes out for a couple of seconds and then runs straight back in. I think Tilly thinks its a game because her tail is wagging the whole time. Any ideas?
2. When the missus and i are inside, tilly stays at the side door and starts crying and howling. Is totally ignoring her the best way for her to stop or should we go up to the door and say "No" or stop".
Our puppy is mostly an outside dog but we do let her in sometimes.
Cheers in advance