House and Obedience Training a 4 Month Old Puppy?

My very smart Pit/Boxer mix is 11 weeks old and house broken. When we leave and do not take him with us he gets mad. When we come back he will snub us. He will also wait then poop in front of us or in front of the sink. He acts like he doesn't care if he is put in time out. How do we fix this? Once he got in trouble for chewing up my laptop cable. The next day while on the couch he barked at me. I looked and then ignored him. I looked again when he touches me, he has my phone charger in his mouth. I swear if he could talk he would say "make my day". Please help.


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January 18, 20190 found this helpful

He needs immediate feedback. I would crate him when he does something wrong. He will learn very quickly that if he wants his freedom, he will have to behave.

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January 20, 20190 found this helpful

You should check out the work of Cesar Millan of Dog Whisperer. He has great feedback on how to establish proper discipline or chain of command with a dog

it is a really bad sign that at this age this dog is already so defiant. Dogs are pack animals and they will respond to a strong leader, which does NOT mean beating them or abuse, but simply having strict, firm authority. A firm tone of voice, etc. Also exercising him a lot. This last point is key

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Please take a step back and know that the dog is not being defiant or bad. He is being a puppy. Talk to the vet and see if he/she can recommend a trainer for your breed mix as both the "bully" breeds and boxers are strong leaders and need jobs and to have a strong alpha.

A good trainer will train you to be the alpha and the dog will follow your lead. They will teach you how to give the pup jobs that he can feel valuable and useful.

Also be sure to rule out any health issues or depression or anxiety (puppy Prozac is real and works).

Post back how things go. Prayers for all!!

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