Miles has been SUCH a bad dog lately! Mainly with not listening...an
d biting me...and acting like HE is superior to me. I'm tired of positive reinforcement and ignoring him when he's bad. It's not getting through his pyr head. I am now starting to scold him and make him get in his bed or "time out" in the bathroom when he is misbehaving!
I know he's old enough to understand biting is bad. It doesn't matter how many times I walk away...or give him a toy...or yell. or scream! Yes, he's teething, but he has a million other things he can chew on!
And when we're walking and he wants to go one way, and I want to go the other, or he doesnt want to walk at all, he'll just plop in the middle of the sidewalk. I can yank and pull as hard as I want. Nothing. So then eventually I go to pick him up, and he'll try to bite me, because naturally I pull away and he thinks I wont try to pick him up. I've begun to nip that in the butt...by grabbing the back of his neck so he cant really get me. But my DOG, he is seriously too smart for me!
He will also not listen to commands anymore if he doesnt want to.
He's only 4 months old! I thought this kind of behavior didn't come until later!!!
Ahhh. ok. I feel better now. I just needed to vent.
P.S. He tried to hump my leg today, and that was the last straw. His little butt was in bed after that one. And I am no ignoring him. No dog treats ME like that! hahaha
P.P.S. It's not like I let him walk all over me either. I go out doors first. I make him sit before he gets his food. I guess I just need to be a little bit more firm. I am pretty much a softy when I get those puppy dog eyes that say, "Mom, I didn't mean to."
P.P.P.S. He's been doing really good with potty training! (But everytime I say that he has an accident shortly after sooo I should've kept my mouth shut!