Firstly, apologies for the long post....I'm seriously lacking sleep....
I've had Evie since end of November 2012 (she was 6 and a half weeks old) and she has been an absolute joy - toilet trained quickly, eats all of her food, not much of a chewer, learns commands quickly, stopped crying after the second night etc. Every bit of training I had ready she took to easily and we have a great relationship.
I've had Mimi since Thursday 18th April 2013 (she was 8 and a half weeks old) and she is driving me insane already!
1) Just as I think she's getting the idea of toilet training she messes on a blanket when there's newspaper there for her and we're back to square one!
2) Mimi wants Evie's food rather than her own when they have exactly the same in their bowls! And she will actually growl at Evie to move away from Evie's bowl and Evie moves because she has no mean-ness in her!
3) Nips constantly and winds Evie up by hanging off her and then shaking her head like when they try to "kill" their toys. Poor Evie has never been aggressive so is completely confused by this behaviour, but is slowly starting to stand up for herself. Evie is yelping sometimes though, but then when Mimi stops Evie then rolls around trying to get her to play again so I guess it isn't bothering Evie that much? When I tell Mimi off for biting it has no effect on her - I make eye contact, stop her and tell her clearly "NO" but she just carries on!
4) Mimi cries as soon as I leave the room, and wakes me up every few hours throughout the night - I understand this will gradually get better with time but she's so loud!
Basically I know I've been so lucky with Evie being such an easy dog to train etc and so sweet, but Mimi is just crazy and I can see us going round in circles! I am following all the normal training rules and Mimi just seems to be fighting against them on purpose. I feel sorry for Evie because Mimi is so boisterous, pushes her about, and doesn't listen to me
but yes she is so adorable as well and she knows it!
Sorry for the long post, I'm just seriously lacking sleep and full of frustration! Any help?