Need help training my dog
Okay so let's see. My grandmother has a bad leg that she went for from the beginning so she kept throwing treats until they were gone which was rewarding her attacking her leg. My mother hits the poor thing when ever she thinks she's doing something bad and puts her in a cage when she's going to bed. I do put her in the cage but I don't close it. Aside from that my dog's been shredding pieces of cloth and wood from the box spring of my bed. She's chewed up a small corner of our ottoman and she loves biting hands and such. Most of the behavior can be explained since she's only a 3 month old lab but still I'd like to cut it off at the head as soon as I can. I'd like to crate train her for the time being and possibly use something else to reward her for good behavior other than treats. Any ideas?