|Barked: Sat Oct 13, '12 11:24am PST |
|If he's a border collie as his profile states, unfortunately you're probably going to be in for "more" of a handful as he gets older. I would be working on basic puppy manners and giving him things to think about such as busy bones and a frozen peanut butter kong during his downtime.
We rescued Natalie at 10 weeks and she's been "go go" ever since. She's not a border collie but is an Australian shepherd, which is very similar. Without at least a few training sessions throughout the day and a few games of intense Frisbee she will NOT settle. She also requires new commands to be taught every few days basically because of how quickly she learns them and she is so focused with that herding breed brain and no noise (because of being deaf) that she is proofed in many different places in no time.
It took us about a week straight of actual SCREAMING in order for Natalie to be crate trained. The method that finally worked was that we would put her in the crate and expect at first 30 seconds of silence and then one minute and then two minutes and so on...she figured out quickly that she would be let out and now she is 100% solid.
If you haven't already I would join a good high quality puppy class and start thinking about some outlets for his energy the two of you might enjoy as he gets older.
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