Well Wilson is doing quite well so far. He has coxcidia (i don't know how to spell it) so he has had runny poo (eugh) but it's already getting better as he is on his second day of medication. Other than that he's doing pretty good with housebreaking. Only 2 poop accidents in 3 days (and with the coxidia he has been pooping a lot lol). He peed on the bed today which sucked. I just got home from work and was trying to get changed, I didn't think he'd pee on the bed so I put him there in the meantime - BIG MISTAKE! lol. As for his crate training, well he's doing somewhat well. Sometimes he goes in ok, other times he doesn't want to and he whines. I haven't left him in there during the day because there is always someone home with him for the moment (my dad and brother are here to visit from England). I did buy a baby gate for the kitchen but he doesn't like being behind it, even with a bunch of toys. Any advice anyone? The biggest problem of all is with the leash. He really doesn't like it =/ He tries to bite it all the time, and half the time he won't walk with it. He'll either sit down or just stand still and won't budge, even if I slightly tug (he'll budge even more if I do that). He'll get especially stubborn when we're almost outside (we live in an apt building on the 3rd floor), like he doesn't think being outside is all that great lol (well we do take him out a lot!). We have been leaving his leash on in the house to get him used to it, but he just keeps biting it lol.
Another thing is that today he's been barking a good amount, sometimes even when I call him to me. I can understand him barking when we have the bumble ball out, but why at me lol? Is that normal?
Last of all is that he is biting a lot. I know that is normal, and I'm trying to say ouch real loud when he bites and walk away. Hopefully he'll start to catch on soon enough lol. Someone told me to fill a bottle with coins and shake it at him when he's doing something wrong, followed by a 'No'. It had an effect the first time, after shaking it like 6 times lol. It's not really having much of an effect now, except he barks at it.
Well that's about it, I think we're doing pretty well considering it's only the third day. He does like to cuddle and give kisses (though they can sometimes turn into nips lol, when he's feeling playful) and we're having so many laughs with him already, especially with his bumble ball. He tries to bite it and his whole mouth vibrates! Any advice anyone has about some of the issues I mentioned would be really appreciated. Thanks guys
P.S. Is it ok that during the day he is sleeping wherever he wants? Or am I supposed to put him in his crate to get him more used to it? I don't want to put him in there too much, ya know?