I have a 5 month old Pit Bull Terrier - extremely sweet,
however a bit on the disfunctional side (she was procured from
abandonment) but she's learning fairly fast. My wife goes to work
around 8 in the morning but I don't go in until 11:00 - so usually she
leaves "Rocket" out of her kennel for this 2 or 3 hour period while I
sleep (we have a dog door). She's got the housetrained thing down -
and is learning how things operate in our house fairly fast. This can
probably be attributed to her idolization of our 2 year old (and
EXTREMELY obedient and well-behaved) boxer. But she will not stop
chewing on the couch - and she can really tear it up fast. She also
has a problem with taking objects from the house and placing them in a
pile in the backyard. i know this is basically amusing puppy behavior
- and she's a bit aloof and goofy at this age to really feel guilty
about it until I yell at her...
But my question is - If I scold her for these things one or two hours
after the fact, does she really have any idea what I'm scolding her
for? Will this pass with further crate training or am i doomed? Are
there any methods for anti-chew on stuff training?
I would love for her to reach the point where Ican leave her in the
house free when we're gone - like I can with the boxer.
Thanks For Help,