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|02-03-2009, 01:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: PEI, Canada
My 8 Week Old Yorkie is learning to bite/bark!
My 8 week old Yorkie, Rosie is starting to bark and bite pretty hard when she is playing, I am not sure what im suppose to do to teach her not to bite people or bark. I read that your not suppose to yell at them because they are only babies so they will just get scared. Please help me, I live in an apartment building and I really can't have her barking and chewing everything!
Also - When she pees or poops on the pee pad she always wants to go sniff it and put her nose in it right away? How do I get her to stop doing that as well!
|02-03-2009, 01:26 PM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Well from some advice that I've read on here from other members, you could try putting a toy in her mouth instead when she tries chewing on your hand. Nylabones work great for me, keeps my furbaby busy for hours, but everyone's different. Another option would be if she tries biting you or begins to, walk away from her and ignore her. As far as chewing on the furniture, you could try Bitter Apple Spray. I've personally never used it, but have heard other members recommend it and have read some good results from it. Welcome to YT!
|02-03-2009, 02:52 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2009
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Well I think for her barking you could say hush and when she settles give her a little tasty morsel of something. She will eventually learn that when she is quiet she gets a treat. hope that helps.
|02-04-2009, 08:44 AM||#4|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Miami, FL,USA
Rosie is doing just what most puppies do at her age
They are learning to bite and bark!
lol ... and they get pretty good at it
The biting you have to nip in the bud .....
No rewarding this type of behavior ...... You say UH!
NO! or NO BITE!
and walk away ... that's it
Scolding them or giving them a chew toy can be construed as a reward
Always keep in mind that negative attention is alwaays better than no attention at all
Mike and Zach's Dadd
|02-05-2009, 08:14 PM||#5|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Dakota
The sniffing thing is just a faze they all go thru and it should lessen as time goes mind you though she is always going to sniff at some times.
As for the barking, when mine start this little habit I firmly say Uh and then drop it, if they continue I repeat myself, eventually they learn to understand that barking isn't allowed in the house. Another thing you could try is a spray bottle filled with water and set to stream. When they bark say Uh once and if they continue then spay them. Don't look at them or say anything after you have sprayed them. This makes them think that everytime they bark is causes them a wet surprise.
Now for the biting you need to put your foot down on this and fast, this is usually a matter that the dam handles when they are young, but sometimes puppies are taken from the dam too young and their training never gets completed. I don't know if you have ever had the chance to watch a dam teach her puppies right from wrong but, when a puppy bites the dam to hard she will take them by the scruff of the neck and pin them to the floor or she will nip at them causing them to yelp. My sugestion would be when your little one bites or trys to mouth you in any way take her by the scruff of the neck and hold her down for about five seconds. When you do this firmly say no bite. Do not for any reason allow her to use her mouth on you or you will be defeating your lesson. Keep up the same routine everytime she tries to bite or mouth you in anyway. Your not going to hurt her because you only need enough pressure to hold her down which doesn't really take much. Just be sure that you follow thru and once she gets the hang of it be sure and use a reward system.
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