I think I am doing something wrong with Ruger's training. I was reading all kind of books and this forum and thought that I was all ready for a poodle. I was not, it is really clear to me now. Ruger is 14 weeks old now and I have the following issues and not sure if this is normal at all:
1. He bites. I mean he really bites, to blood. Some times he is really sweet, but others he just bites to get something he likes, or when he is not really comfortable, or when I try to take his leash off (or put it on), etc.....also while playing. I try to replace whatever he bites by a toy, but he is going around the toy for my hands. Not always, but really often. My vet told me that Ruger will outgrow it, but I think he would not unless I train him, and I have a fear that I am not training him correctly.
2. During the day he is soiling in the house sometimes. I take him out on schedule and he goes outside. But he would not show me in any way (Or I do not recognize his signs) that he needs to go. Is it to early to expect? If he needs to go before I take him out, he does it in the house.
I am so afraid that I will miss the time and then he is going to be impossible to train. Really appreciate any advise.
We are starting the Poppy Kindergarten classes this week, but I do not think they train for issues.
May be he has too much freedom around the house? He has a playpen attached to his day time crate, but he is hardy ever in it. Usually he runs free on the first floor of the house. I just feel that he needs to exercise and it is too cold outside right now. Is this a mistake?