My hubby and I are parents of a 10 month old female lab mix pup. I am stay at home right now, while hubby works from 8-6 pm...no other kids. I feed our puppy, play with her, train her for commands and take her out for walks.
my problem is that she follows me around EVERYWHERE. if she is sleeping peacefully, the moment i walk into the room she wakes up and wants to play with me, or walk into the kitchen when im cooking, or wants me to take her out to pee, or jump on my bed if i go to the bedroom. all of which is made worse by the fact that she only selectively listens to my commands of no. (100% listening happens only when i'm training her worth treats) i love her to bits but its getting tiresome..specially when i have to spend 24 hrs with her.
In contrast to this, she listens to my hubby's commands, doesnt jump on bed when he is around and sleeps peacefully when only hubby is in the room. i think its coz she loves me but doesnt see me as a pack leader. I tied NILIF in the past to make her stop biting me mercilessly and that worked. but now it doesnt seem to make any difference to her.
what should i do to:
1-make her behave calmly in my presence or not follow me everywhere
2-listen to my commands without treats.