Random and unpredictable behaviour 10mth JR
Hi all... In need of advice from experienced owners or people going through the same thing.
We rescued a 10month JR 7 weeks ago. Since we got it we have discovered that it bites, chews everything, barks at people who walk past the house, jumps up on tables.
It is really hard work and is making our lives so difficult that we are wondering if we can keep it up. We paid for a person to come and work with us for 2 1/2 hrs in our home. Her methods were to be firm and claim our territory. We have tried to do this by shouting ''hey" when he does something like chewing or biting and taking him by the scruff and making him sit.
He gets loads of exercise- 2+ hrs a day and play time in the house. The trainer couldn't understand why he was still sooo full of energy after so much exercise and the rehoming place said they only gave him 20mins to 40mins a day.
I have lots of ideas as to why he is behaving like this- territory, over tiredness?? Puppy!!
But if anyone has some advice or thinks that if we continue training him he may change I'd love to hear people's views.
We can not sit down and relax at any point as he just plods around destroying things or comes up to you to bite your feet or puts his head to one side and starts barking. All I will be doing is trying to sit down!
Thanks for any advice in advance..