Samoyed puppy, and his (typical) Samoyed idiosyncrasies: Advice?
Luka is an almost 7-week-old Samoyed puppy, and he came into my life last Wednesday.
By and large, he's an incredible little fella! However, I'm having some trouble breaking some of his undesirable behaviors:
1. Velcro Dog. Louie cries when I shower, cries when I put him in his crate to go to bed, cries when he's eating breakfast and can't see me while I make mine (literally-- he cries, as he eats). Normally, I'd let him cry it out, but that's not fair to my roommate and neighbors. I let him fall asleep in my bed with me, and then move him into his crate once he's asleep.
2. He's not even 7 weeks and already "marks" in the house. I can tell a difference in size between "accidents" and "marking" pretty easily.
3. If I miss the window of opportunity to get him to bed, he gets hyper and grumpy. He acts like a whiny toddler and I have to swaddle him in a blanket and walk him around my room to get him to fall asleep.
4. Talking. It's a sammy thing. But he's so mouthy!
on Oct 22nd 2013