I have a woman in one of my classes that has emailed me looking for some good literature on loose leash walking and potty training. She has a mini schnauzer puppy who apparently isn't taking to her training very well. Here's the email:
Does anyone have any suggestions?Hi there.
Can you suggest and/or lead me to literature on how I can best help Rylee potty train and leash train? I feel like I'm not doing something properly or maybe I'm just not being patient enough. I never rush her when she's going..it's nothing like that. I've read handouts and things online stating some puppies learn in a few days or couple weeks and others take much longer. I know she could learn if I knew how to teach her the correct way. She's doing really well for the most part but sometimes she doesn't alert us that she needs to go then all of a sudden she's done.
Right now, that is my main focus since I feel it's the toughest area, at least for us. The leash training will come with time as well as the potty training but not being leashed trained doesn't make a mess all over the floor! She's really good about not chasing things into the street but she still wears her leash when outside just so we can control her.
She's also got this thing about wanting to eat cat food and not her dog food. I'll tell you, she's a handful! But we love her!
Can you help?