How do I get my dog under control?
I have a 10lb maltese. He’ll be a year old in August and he’s absolutely out of control. I’ve tried everything I can think of and everything I’ve found by doing research online. There are no dog trainers in my area, the closest one is petsmart and it is over 2 hours away. He chews up my things while I’m away (dvd cases, trash from the trash can, books, etc.). I’ve had to resort to putting everything in his reach behind a closed door or just out of his reach. He won’t walk on a leash. I’ve tried every technique I can find. He jumps all over company and won’t stay in a room with the door shut or on a leash tied to something because he whines so loud I have to shout to talk. I’m out of ideas as to what to do. When we try to walk him he pulls so hard against the leash that he chokes himself. I don’t want to have to pack up everything before I leave the house in fear that I’ll come home to my things destroyed. Does anyone know anything I can try that may help this problem?