HELP!! This is our 12 week old pal Koda and we are having serious problems with him snapping at us. When he is excited when we come home and is getting belly rubs, he snaps. When we won't let him on the bed, he snaps (and whines). Sometimes I can just be sitting there looking at him and he will be looking back and he snaps and walks away. He's a real sweetheart and I don't feel he would ever actually hurt us, but the snapping has got to go! He also always chews up everything he finds, even tries chewing on our fingers and toes.
Another issue we are having is the house breaking. He does not care where he goes potty, even peed right on his own bed the other day. We have puppy pads because there are times when neither of us are home for a few hours and a puppy his age could hold it that long. Some of the times I feel like he understands them and will pee right in the middle, but most times he just could care less, he will walk right over one and pee a few steps past it. My carpets sure are taking a toll.
This is my first puppy and I know I have a lot to learn just like him, but I want to make sure I do my best to give him the proper care and training, especially being he is a pit. I get upset enough when people discriminate the breed, but if anyone were to dislike or be afraid of my boy because he snaps it would break my heart. Any advice welcome!