Would love some advice on the following issues we're having with Buckley at the moment. Want to nip them in the but before our new dog comes along.
1. Buckley sleeps in our bedroom. For the past month or so he has gotten into the habit of waking up at 4-5am crying and jumping up the bed. He doesn't need the toilet because we have a doggy door he can reach. If i get up he runs to the kitchen expecting breakfast. I wish it wasn't so, but i was getting up and feeding him just to keep him quiet. Last night we ignored him for the first time..he carried on for about half and hour and then went back to sleep. Does this problem just require us to consistently ignore him until he realises he won't get want he wants anymore??
2. Jumping up on the kitchen bench when we are preparing meals. We have tried pushing off, ignoring, yelling and banging on the bench with kitchen utensils. I used to push him off the bench, make him sit and then reward but this didn't work either...
3. Barking for attention has also become quite annoying. Not a common thing but will occasionally bark when we are watching TV or eating dinner. Usually we ignore (the NILIF type thing) and he will go lay on his bed. I do go to reward this behaviour but he quickly jumps up and then will hang around wanting more treats.
Any advice would be great