Originally Posted by kchan156
I've had Diesel for a week now. He's fairly calmed down a bit when I'm not there. After about like 15 mins of barking and whining, he would stop. but he's developed some BAD habits.
-he is SUPER hyper sometimes when I let him out. he would try to stand up and jump at things.
-he would also start biting at things. shoes, cardboard, paper, etc.
he would look sooo mean when I say 'NO' and 'off' when I try to yank it off his mouth.
-he would jump at my futon even after i say no repeatedly.
-he doesn't seem to respond to my 'no' or 'off' commands even when i say it firmly.
-he usually does his 'business' on the newspaper but sometimes he misses
First things first, he's ADORABLE!
Here are some articles that may help. http://www.perfectpaws.com/pup17.html
Second, you have to keep in mind that he's a puppy. He's going to have all this energy stored up and go through what's been dubbed the 'puppy zooms' - it's perfectly normal. Enjoy this energy and play with him using an allowed toy or area.
At 11 weeks old, remember that he's teething and those teeth HURT. It's his instinct to chew and try to relieve that. For now, put what he can't have up and give him plenty of okay things to chew on. If he gets something he shouldn't have, firmly tell him no, remove it, and immediately replace it with an OK chew item. He has no concept of what's his and what isn't right now - you have to teach him that. Ignore the sad eyes, too.
Puppies and dogs want to PLEASE. They want to be with you, which is why he's jumping on the futon. You have to establish limits. For instance, it's ok for my 14 week old to be up on our couch, but sometimes there's something going on. If he's jumping up and can't be up there at that particular point, I'll redirect him and give him a special toy (flavored edible nylabone) and ignore the jumping/whining. A few firm NOs is all you should really use - after that, ignore the action and he'll get the message. No attention often works better than negative attention.
Doing his business on the newspaper most of the time in a new environment is impressive at 11 weeks old. Missing goes with having a pup. Just keep praising, praising, praising when he does go on the paper and put him in another room when you clean up those misses. If he sees you cleaning it up, he's getting the message that it's an okay behavior. Scolding him won't be effective and there isn't really anything you can do unless you catch him in the act. If you do, pick him up and put him on the paper, repeating a 'potty' command if you plan to use one.
Just keep in mind he's still learning. He loves you and wants to please you, but he's a puppy. Patience is the key with a puppy.