Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thumbs Up For Puppy Housebreaking

puppy training

It's four weeks since my new puppy, Little Shannon, became part of our household. The housebreaking is going well, she knows that she's suppose to pee pee and poo poo on the newspaper so I'm very happy with that. Of course I still have to keep a close eye on her, she's 12 weeks old and still developing bladder control. But she rarely has an accident so I'm pleased, I know that housebreaking puppies can be one of the most frustrating things in training puppies.

We do however have a problem with her, she doesn't want to be alone. The first couple of weeks she would scream the moment I would leave the room. And I don't mean whining, whimpering or crying, but screaming at the top of her lungs. She has settled down somewhat, the screaming has fizzled into whining and sometimes she will even stay quite for a couple of hours when left alone so I guess that's a small improvement.