I will finally get my Basset puppy next month (he is 4 months old and very adorable).
Just a bit of info.. I got him from a very reputable breeder who won lots of confirmation shows in US. I visited her house and have nothing but good impressions. All her bassets are happy, gorgeous, and very very well behaved.
But, I am bit concerned with the fact that my puppy is so used to his 16 packs. and might be completely lonely especially now he will be deprived from his packs and reintroduced to a new one where only consist of 1 old blind dog from rescue.. This dog belongs to my room mate. He used to be aggressive due to severe glaucoma.. But has mellowed down quite a LOT after the vet removed both his eyes.
He will be lonely for sure.. this is why i am contemplating of getting another puppy to be my current puppy's playmate.
The breeder told me that taking care of 2 bassets is actually easier than one..
So, lets move on to my questions:
There are so many confusing theory about training method.. but, I seemed to be more convinced to Positive Reinforcement method will work better for Basset (e.g: victoria Stilwell) than Dominance training method (Cesar Millan). But, it seemed to me that I do not know where to start, especially knowing that Basset is quite hard to train.
I just need the basic command and have the puppy behave well in the house.. To not challenge the old dog, no furniture biting, and to pee outside. Do you think it's better for me to hire a trainer?
How do i know the trainer who will fit for my situation?
Do you guys have any recommendation?
I live in Los Angeles County BTW..