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|02-18-2008, 08:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Henry just won't stop biting now...
ok, so before it was just my fingers, and I'd yelp and ignore etc, keep my fingers away and replace with a toy...
But now, he's biting my ankles when I walk, and my toes!, I say NO! I even did the ignore thing...which erm, just made him follow me and try to bite my ankles some more. What can I do?
he's almost 12 weeks old now and ouchies his bites are starting to really hurt lol.
I tried the coins in a can thing, he jumps away scared, then starts barking at me and trys even HARDER to get my ankles after that, like he's angry lol.
Should I try the water bottle spray thing?
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|02-18-2008, 12:37 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Dec 2007
I use time outs.
Yes you could try the spray bottle....my puppy doesn't care too much about it though so for my puppy, what I do whenever he nips is I say a loud and firm "No! No bite!" You could say No teeth as well. I have read other people doing that as well. And them I put him in a travel crate I use for my cats as his time out zone.
Hope this helps! Please keep us updated on his progress. My pup still nips sometimes but I know he is learning!!
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|02-21-2008, 09:57 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Jul 2007
I've found that different methods work at different stages. So you could certainly try the water bottle. But don't give in to the boundary stretching. It's like having a little teenager!!
At 12 weeks old, I'd say a quick time out would be good thing to try. I don't scold when I do time out, because I don't want him to equate his kennel with negativity. It's simply a consequence. In his mind it's "When I do this, this happens. If I don't want to sit in my kennel, I don't do that." At least I hope that's what in his head!! I quietly pick Coby up, say "NO" and place him in his kennel for a few minutes. When he comes out, he's usually calmed down.
Diane, and my boys ..... Coby and Reggie !!
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