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Hi not sure if anyone can help... but we are complete puppy virgins... and now looking back i think yes we are also one of them foolish people who acted on impluse when we purchased her..... but we had just moved country and thought the puppy would help with the homesickness..... BUT NO.... we knew when we bought her it was for life no matter what.... smiles ... but now we are stuck a little..... and could sure do with some advice....

We have an american cocker spaniel... who wees and poos where ever she wishes... best of all she loves to do it on nice clean bedding or quilts are her favourite..and also to the point where she wees within seconds of coming back into the house even tho she has weed and pooed outside minutes before......

She chews everything.... and i mean everything .. even my little girls fingers, clothes... and she even caught her roughly on the cheeks of her bottom and wouldnt let go .....

She cries for hours and hours if she is caged....and its hard as our neighbour works nights....

She only sits when you have food or a treat in your hand...

And im at my wits end... i have tried it all .. the ignoring.. the caging and the isolating .. but nothing seems to work.... she is 7months old now.. and we have had her for 6 weeks.....

but any help suggestion or advice will be sure welcomed....

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Invest in a good book about raising a puppy. Both Puppies for Dummies and The Complete Idiots Guide to Puppies are good...although you are certainly neither a dummy nor an idiot! I'm sure you will find other good options if you browse around your local bookstore or Amazon.com.

Secondly, read every single sticky at the top of the training forum. They will help you immensely, especially with the potty training.

Next, enroll in a basic obedience class to get some professional attention. Many cities offer a dog club that gives classes. You could also check your local parks and recreation department, your local animal shelter, or even your local pet store.

I wonder how much exercise your puppy is getting. I suspect several of your problems could be solved by some additional mental and physical stimulation. A tired puppy is a good puppy!
 
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