Thanks, going to try the “play time”. See how that works.
I have tried rawhide type chewy but she gets very protective of them. So for now I will let her have any toy she does not get protective over. She is fine with her food and all the toys, but if she has a rawhide watch out she will bite you and growl with anger.
Yes she does have that innocent look like; hey it just showed up in my bed. LOL Yes, as soon as the shots are done we will both be trained by a trainer. I am going to look into the kongs….
I am glad this is normal activity for a dog her age. I was worried.
if she starts growling over a bone or something, tell her firm no and take it from her. let her know,that all the toys and bones are yours and if she want it, she needs to behave, right now you still can teach her that, sure the little puppy teeth are hurting, but not so bad when they are grown and would get protective over some things, i never alowed that they get protective, always made to a game, when they have bones, to go to them and just take it away, if hey would growl, i say no and the bone is gone. so they even would try
. you can teach her not be protective over those things, just make sure, she learns its all yours and you decide when she gets something and when not
with 8 weeks, she should be protective over toys our bones.
teach her "Nothing its free life "( NIFL) they learn that preety quick, let her work for everything she gets, make her sit, before she gets her food, same with everything else, toy, bone, ect. that will bring her on the right track.