My Mini Aussie pup is very badly behaved. He is 11 weeks old. I live alone and he is home crated 7 hours a day. I know he is bored and gets excited when I get home but he is sometimes intolerable. I have my sister stopping in to exercise him and let him out of his crate half way through my shift.
When I get home I let him out and play fetch for at least a half hour and before I leave for work. He goes nuts all day every day. He bites and latches onto my pants. He bites my feet, hands, and socks constantly. He doesn't just chew or gnaw he snaps. He bit my face three times now. He tries to herd my cats and they swat at him. I wonder if he is trying to herd me since my cats obviously won't let him. I am stern and consistent with discipline. I will not hit him. I try positive re-enforcement and he just doesn't get it. He listens to discipline for a day or so then ignores it and I'm back at square one.
He isn't catching on to crate training or not biting. He can't be out of his crate for more than half hour-hour or he poops and pees on my carpet at least five times a day. I can't leave him crated ALL THE TIME and I can't stand outside ALL DAY waiting for him to go. I'll stand out there for 15 mins he won't go I bring him inside and he pees. Next time I wait longer and he still doesn't go. He comes inside and pees with no warning. Sometimes while walking. I am getting so frustrated.
I spent $2000 on him and am about to give him away. I refuse to be one of those irresponsible people that get a dog and give him away after a couple weeks but if things don't start getting better I won't have a choice!! He has a million chew toys, bullysticks, nylabones, rope toys, squeeky toys, intelligence toys like treat puzzles and hide a squirrel. He humps his squeaky toys. I put his leash on his collar and he goes limp n refuses to get up. I use a harness and he just rolls around trying to chew on the leash. He is the hardest dog I have ever had to train. I thought he'd be easy because he is so smart. HELP
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