This is my first post & I would really appreciate any help I can get in training my minature schnauzer
We already have 1 minature schnauzer (Taffy) who is 11. We inherited him from my fiance's aunty who was emigrating and we offered to look after him and his temperment and good behaviuor led us to keeping him.
Last year we decided that seeing as Taffy is getting on somewhat, it would be a good time to get a new pup schnauzer that could hopefully learn from his temperament and become part of our family too (this might seem daft to the more experienced dog owners but it seemed like a good idea at the time!)
We got our new minature schnauzer last year (Sooty) and like all new puppy owners, spoilt him with cuddles and love, but tried to impart strict boundaries at the start. We bought a cage for crate training, but from the first day Sooty whined constantly throughout the night to the extent we were getting complaints from the neighbours. We obviuosly couldnt continue with this so we bought him a bed and both him and Taffy sleep in beds next to each other through the night. After a few days, the playing and fighting at night stopped and they behaved well through the night - however whenever we left paper or dog training sheets next to the back door he just ripped them up. After a few weeks and as the summer approached, Sooty stopped soiling and we thought we had cracked it! Since about October though, he has started soiling in the night which is extremely frustrating EVERY morning when we get up to the "surprise". Any ideas on how we can stop this from occuring? We've tried late night walks, feeding him earlier & less, ignoring him a bit more so he isn't dependant on our presence, etc.
Second problem is him walking. Whenever he goes out he pulls, walks all over the place and will not walk with a loose lead. I have tried clicker training in the house with him, halti collars but he simply stops walking and rolls on the floor trying to rip it off (a bit embarrasing out on the streets!). Would appreciate any other ideas!!
Finally he is a nightmare for jumping up. Whenever you walk in the room he jumps up at you. I've tried pushing him down & stroking him when he stays down, ignoring him, the knee in the chest on advice (but from some of the other posts I see this isnt recommended). Again any thoughts would be much appreciated.