How Do I Show My Puppy That I Am In Control?

I’ve only had my puppy for a week. He constantly wants my attention and if I try to leave the room or tell him not to do something, he pees in his crate. He is potty trained for the most part, and he only pees in his crate when he doesn’t get what he wants/his way of controlling me. Papillons are too smart ughhh! What do I do?! Please help! And please give tips other than just to send it to obedience school.

Looking For A New Puppy…..?

I am considering getting a mascot for my papillons and border collies. I want a tall athletic dog. Somewhat built like a whippet, working line border collie, or kelpie (No mastiff, pitbull, or golden ret. builds). Medium length thick hair (I LOVE to groom). Very high toy drive. Can be corrected without getting it’s feeling hurt (No labs or goldens), in other words no soft and submissive dogs. I do not want a lovey dovy affectionate puts its ears back and rolls on its back when you talk to it, but more a dog that when petted and praised stands solid and holds its ears up. I want a dog that can work all day. Easily trained. High energy.
I am considering DDR german shepherds and 3 of the AKC belgian shepherds. What do you think?
I have talked to people at shows when i am not too busy showing my own dogs and everybody says the breed they show is the absolute best and sweetest breed on earth. My problem is I don’t want a too sweet dog.
In other words:
Smart
solid temperment.
Does not get feeling hurt.
Medium length thick hair.
ENERGY, ENERGY, ENERGY!
High toy/prey drive.
Athletic appearence.
Size between a border collie ans doberman.

Questions About My New Puppy !?

Sorry if this is long.. First time puppy owner :]
Hi, I just got my new puppy 2 days ago. He’s a pomeranian/papillon mix and is about 9 weeks old. He’s like a new baby to our family and is always the center of all the attention, but i’ve been noticing some no no’s about him. Here is a list of things i need help with..
1.He gets car sick VERY easily, starts to drool excessively then eventually throws up..
2.He was already house trained from his breeder but lately Most of the time when i bring him outside he wont go until i bring him inside, THEN he goes! He just sits there when he has his potty time.
3.He’s a naughty boy and wakes me and my bf up at around 5 to 6am just to lay in bed with us, then starts going wild and jumps around with so much energy. :]
4.He ate a little the first day but yesterday and today he barely eats at all… He’s drinking just fine though i think.
5.He sleeps a lot, is that normal ? since he’s just a baby.
6.When i try to get him back inside the house from playing outside or from potty breaks, he never wants to follow me. He just sits there and gives me the puppy face.
7.Every time he looks at something that he can see himself in (reflections) he goes crazy and barks, growls, stare for the longest time..
Training Tips ?
He’s already learning how to sit, only within the first 2 days ! But only if i give him a little piece of chicken, and also not willing to do anything else but “sit”. I want to be able to call to him and he’d follow me, or how to stay, roll over, Most Importantly NOT TO BARK at other dogs or his reflection, and etc.
Here’s a picture of him.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/azncutie1627/Keoki2.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/azncutie1627/papimom3.jpg

Problems With Housebreaking My Puppy?

Ok, so here’s the story. She’s 50% Beagle, 25% Papillon, and 25% Pekingese. Her name is Sweet P., and she’s a female dog that is now nine months old. Don’t think we haven’t tried housebreaking her before this — we sure have.
When we first got her, around 7 weeks old, we placed “Puppy Pads” around the house, which apparently have a scent that dogs can smell, and it basically beckons for them to pee on it. It worked at first, and we always rewarded her with small treats — kibble, chunks of cheese, meat, and other things.
Then, after a few weeks, she started going to the bathroom RIGHT next to the pads. We would scold her, put her on the pad, and clean the mess. But she kept inching further and further away from the pad until she felt she could “go” anywhere she wanted to. Of course we kept scolding her. At this time, her brother was already transferring to newspaper.
After a while, people started telling us to let her go to the bathroom outside, being that it was getting warmer. We kept pads and newspapers spread everywhere in the house, hoping she would just not be able to find another place, while we brought her outside. At this time, it was mid-spring, and warm enough for us to be able to sit outside for hours at a time.
We hooked her up to a large pully system, so she can go throughout the backyard, up the small hill in our yard, up to the half-way point of the driveway that no one uses. She was basically aloud to roam all over the property, she was just on a leash. Anyway, we would sit outside with her, and a bowl of water she could access, and play with her a bit. But even if we stayed out there with her for 2 or 3 hours at a time, she didn’t go. She would wait as soon as we got indoors, and then do her business. We scolded her, brought her back outside, and sat for another hour, as she just looked at us. She thinks that the house is her potty, and the yard is her playground. I don’t know how to teach her differently!
We’ve tried lightly pushing her into her squating position, but she’ll just stand back up and walk away. We’ve tried not bringing toys out there, and not interacting with her. We can’t leave her alone, because she has a bit of separation anxiety, and if she’s left alone, she’ll sit at the door and whine. Nothing has worked. Out of all the time we’ve been training with her, she’s probably only “gone” outside 5 times. We praise her then, but it doesn’t connect that she’s meant to do this always.
At this point, I’m exhausted. The weather is turning much colder, and we can’t stay outside for lengthy amounts of time. Just today, I sat outside with her for an hour, and when we got indoors, she promptly squatted. I heard on the TV show “It’s Me Or The Dog”, that some people used a “Pee pole”, which smells like urine, and entices a dog to urinate on the post. Should we try that? I’m at my wits end. I love her to death, the only problem she really has is housebreaking. Should we ask our vet for advice next week when we get her fixed? Will that surgery make any differance in house training? I just need advice on what to do, she takes after me, being hard-headed and all.
If you can help, offer your advice, or similar stories, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a ton.

Puppy With A Rash?

I have a female papillon, coming up on 4months old. For I guess the last week or so she’s has a red, flakey rash on the lower part of her stumoch just before her vulva. I mentioned it when at the vet getting her final vaccines *i think* and she took a look, commented that her vulva was large for such a small dog, and didn’t seem too concerned. I put it out of my mind while we got to discussing house training and never really got the chance to bring it back up. I’m just sort of wondering what it might be and if there’s anything I could do for her, because she deffinantly appears to be itchy *you know, licking and chewing lightly on the area*
Like I said, we’ve been to the vet, who didn’t seem too concerned. I’d just like to know.

Help! My Puppy Is Driving Me Crazy!!!?

I have a shih tzu papillon mix. she’s about 9 weeks old. She frustrates me! i can’t get her to pee or poop on the pad. Everytime she’s about to go i bring her to the pad but she’ll stop. Once I let her go again, she’ll go on the carpet. I want to train her to go outside but she doesnt have all of her shots yet and I just moved into a new house and don’t really know the history. So i’m not sure it’s safe for her. I’ve been consistent with the pad training for about a week and a half but she doesn’t seem to be making any type of progress. What should I do???

My Son Wants A Puppy? I Need Help Picking A Breed.?

My son is 6 and we are getting him a puppy. We already have a smaller (35 pounds) female siberian husky, she is 8 years old. He would like a smaller dog, but foremost we need a dog that is very friendly and not aggressive. We’d like a dog that is easy to train and isn’t yippy or doesn’t bark a lot. Any suggestions? I’d like to get a golden retriever, but I know he wants a smaller dog. I’ve also thought about Papillons and elkhounds. Help!

My Little Puppy Is Growling, Please Help?

I just got a 6-month old papillon. It was timid at first but now it is hyper and its ears go up and he growls at me. I am afraid he will bite me or something. He does this a lot when he is hungry, it seems, and also when he has to potty. Any training ideas/techniques to deal with this? I know he is little but still, starting to really scare me 🙁

My Puppy Is Always Extremely Thirsty?

I have a 6 month old pomeranian/papillon mix. when i got her a couple of months ago, she had several health problems (including worms, kennel cough, horrible fleas, and a staph infection). two months later, she is completely better, and as cute as can be. however, she is always TERRIBLY thirsty. i give her about two cups of water each day (the amount the vet recommended) along with her food twice a day. she laps all of her water up at once and licks the bowl clean. sometimes she even drinks her water before she eats her food. i have her on nutramax puppy, so it’s not cheap food that would be making her thirsty, either.
she is so thirsty that she tries to lap up the water on the floor after i shower, or the condensation on glasses! she gets excited about drinking rainwater outside, too. if we’re outside playing, i do give her exta water, and i give her an ice cube or two every day (they feel good with her incoming teeth).
at any rate, she also poops a lot (about 5 times a day), and tries to eat other dogs’ poop outside. i had her blood tested and had two urine tests done a month ago, and they said everything looked good. is this normal puppy behavior? we’re basically done potty training, and at first i thought this was behavioral, but since she’s gone weeks without any accidents and is still addicted to water, i’m not thinking it’s behavioral.
any thoughts?

Which Puppy Breed Should We Get?

We have narrowed it down between:
A chihuahua, an italian greyhound, and a papillon.
We have done extensive research on all three breeds. We know that chihuahuas and papillons can be yappy and that italian greyhounds can be difficult to housebreak, but also know that both can be overcome with the proper socialization and training.
We live in an apartment, however it is on the first floor with a walkout patio. We do live in a location with cold winters.
We are not enthusiastic about paper training/litter box training and would prefer to do the outside method. However, we are open to it.
What would you reccomend?