I need help with a behaviour that my youngster is doing.
She has always pawed at the ground when she is getting impatient, for example when tied up or you have asked her to stand still and she wants to go and investigate. However over the past few days when I give her a treat she eats it and then tries to paw me to get another one ( I appreciate a lot of people will say don’t give treats and if this is what I need to do to stop the behaviour then that is what I will do but I do like to reward her with a treat when we are training)
But I was wondering... I have read online that if a youngster gets nippy when teething to never tell them off as it can become a game to them and I was wondering if instead of telling her off (when she has pawed towards me I have been telling her no in a firm voice and making her take 2 steps backwards) would it be possible to use this to train her something new instead of telling her off. So when she paws to pick up the leg and tell her paw as we would a dog and then give her a reward for this or would this encourage an unwanted behaviour and therefore it’s best to let her no that in no circumstances is it ok to lift a leg in my direction?