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I have a 5 month old male yellow lab. He has gotten basically house broken until just recently. The issue that I am having is that he has developed a bad habit of cowering when he is in trouble and piddling on the floor (just started to do it). I am trying to be much lighter on reprimanding him to see if this will subside.
The second issue that I have is that he is at a point where he finds it exhilarating lately to chew things up and pack them around. So now when this happens, say in the house and I raise my voice, he peas in the house. Any ideas on how to handle these issues?
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The dog shouldn't be cowering when reprimanded. Have you been hitting him? If so stop and start rebuilding trust with the dog.
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It does read like you are scaring the piss out of your dog. However there are some dogs that are a mess from birth. Or fragile from birth and need handled differently. Especially rescues or back-yard bred.
As far as chewing - you have about 12 more months of that.
Best to keep things picked up and crate the dog when you're not supervising.
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