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Old 02-28-2018, 02:05 AM
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Hi, I have a 12 week old that I got when she was 8 weeks old & I can’t imagine life w/o her. She is so sweet but she is very wild. Between myself & my husband we have had 6 puppies but she is not like any other. She doesn’t get potty training only about half the time. She bites on your feet and any body part she can get continuously and draws blood. She gets into anything & everything. Doesn’t listen. Eats on the furniture, attack’s my cat and other dog. Is this normal for the breed ? Any training advice, tips? Please & Thank you ?
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:55 PM
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I've have had 2 Chi puppies and they didn't bite my feet but Jojo was a bit mouthy and still is. I just ignore the behavior.
Jojo was very hard to potty train he was 2 years old and still once a week peeing in his crate (yes it sucked) Eventually he sorta just stopped. As of right now I'm working on taking him outside having him "go potty" on a leash. Because he's usually very excited wanting to play and not "go"
Jr took a while but definitely not as long he catched on quicker.
If you have the money you might want to consider training classes. Basic sit stay. If not you can do it at home.
You might want to try crate training if she isn't already. Take the dog out to go potty and then put her back in if she doesn't go. Is she does she can be left around walking the house. It might even help with other dog and cat. Their are Chi's that can coexist with cats but mine personally don't.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:49 PM
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Welcome to the puppy world! First of all I would invest in a pen. I like the Iris pen that you can put a bed/crate inside. It gives the pup a little more freedom than a crate. I line the pen with a washable human grade pee pad (pharmacies have them. I confine the pup whenever I can't watch it.

As for the biting, she needs too learn that she can not put her teeth on you. Period. I used a hard rubber toy when the pup was in my lap. Only got it when she was on my lap. I would gently tap her head and say NO when she got too mouthy, and then I'd give her the rubber fish. Remember, this pup is teething, and NEEDS something to chew on. Occasionally when my dogs were teething, I would freeze a wet washcloth (rolled up) and give it to them. You have to be there and watch them, 'cause you don't want them to eat it!

As for potty issues, the pen will help. Patience! She is just beginning to have bowel and bladder control at 12 weeks. I don't take my chi's out in winter, so they 'go' on human grade pee pads. You might put one down near the door, IF you are going to have her go out to potty when the weather gets better. (I'm in the Chicago area)

As for the cat, I'd leave it up to the cat to take care of things. My cat has no claws, and jumped into the pens when my dogs were babies, and hit and hissed at them! They have a healthy respect for her now!
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Ari1405 Thank you for the advice, I’ve definitely considered getting training for her..
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Susan Davis the biting is probably the worst. When she bites I give her a toy to play with sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. I will try the washcloth. I do have a crate for her & she seems to like it. I keep saying she’s only a puppy so like you said patience and time I hope will fix some things. Thanks so much for your advice
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when she gets really wild and bitey, gently remove her and put her in the crate for a 'time out'. No scolding, just put her in with a chewy for a few minutes. Too long, and she'll forget what she was put in 'time out' for!!
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Susan Davis I will try the time out
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