I usually adopt adult dogs. Housetraining’s a breeze, the’re settled. But recently I adopted a giant schnauzer mix puppy. She’s actually outstanding, doing wonderfully with housetraining, sitting by both voice and hand signals, rarely jumping up. Even the vet said she could teach his 5-year old lab to behave.
But how can I train her to stay out of the litterboxes? My other dogs don’t bother them. Second issue is teaching “down”. She sits so readily that I know she’d be glad to down if she understood what I’m asking. I usually ask her, then sort of sweep her front legs out from under her until she’s down. Abd chewing. She doesn’t chew everything, but she’s started chewing on cords. She has toys - squeaky, rubbery and plush - and she’ll play with them, but she doesn’t really chew them.
I need new pics since I trimmed her wild hair.