My Vizsla hates my husband.
Flint is about 9 months old now, and is having some behavior issues, mainly with my husband. I am at a total loss what to do with him! He acts out so much when my husband is home from work that I am going insane. Unfortunately, my husband is not particularly fond of Flint, either, so the feeling is mutual between the two of them. I find myself standing up for the dog when he's being scolded too harshly, but that is probably making him (the dog) feel as though he can get away with whatever it is he was doing in the first place.
Things Flint has done specifically to anger my husband:
-Follow him to the bathroom and pee on the cupboard next to him while he's brushing his teeth. Flint is FULLY potty trained and had just peed outside.
-Barks if anything "romantic" starts happening
- Will not listen to my husband's commands to lay down, but if I say it, he does it instantly.
- Wakes my husband specifically at 5 AM every morning to potty. Which is actually a little funny, since Flint's bed is on MY side. I can hear him get up and walk to the other side to wake him. (I do intercept on days my husband doesn't need to get up soon for work anyways, I'm not heartless)
I know that Flint is still a puppy and needs more consistency than he's getting right now, and he needs more training. He used to get training from both my husband and I, but now all he gets is scorn from my husband, and then he's just at this ridiculously hyper stage for me that I can't handle when I try to train him. He settles down after walks, but then he sleeps, so I leave him be. By the time he wakes up, usually he's calm for the rest of the day and training has slipped my mind.
Flint isn't just a dog to me. He's not just a dog to my toddler either. They are practically siblings. They snuggle and watch bedtime movies together. They get into mischief together. They chase the cat together. I have tried to explain this to my husband, and he's just angry because he loves his darn cat. (Don't get me started on the cat!!)
Oh goodness. What do I do?