my puppy is only listening to me when i tell him to to sit and stay etc. when my partner tells him to do anything while im not at home or i am at home but not there he just looks at him stupidly.
same with going to the toilet outside i tell him toilet and he follows me outside and then i go wee wees and he goes and sniffs and then finds a place and goes to the toilet.
my partner does the same thing but he just goes outside and then looks at him when saying wee wees.
ive told him to get the treats out and toys and give him rewards for sitting and stay and going to toilet outside etc but would this be the only reason he isnt responding to the puppy.
when im not working i spend time with the puppy playing and working on training etc.
also my partner believes flicking him on the nose when he has been bad but i dont ive told him that i dont believe in it and there is no need to do it. could that maybe the reason that my partner is more harsh then i am??