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|02-27-2009, 12:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Stop from biting!
So my brother just got a puppy last weekend. Shes a staffishire bull terrier and is completely adorable. But she loves knibbling/biting our toes and fingers. Everything pretty much. Is there a way you can make them STOP? How do you train them to stop? Because the more we pull the more aggresive she gets. . . it just in her nature I guess.
Shes only 7 weeks. . . born on January 10th just like my baby. Except the breeder that my brother bought her from let him take her home at 6 weeks. That so early but shes doing fine. . . . my baby is coming this week so any tips and advise will truly help!
|02-28-2009, 06:00 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: salem, va
i've tried everything...
spray water bottle doesn't work...she loves water and thinks it's a game.
coins in a can...she just barks at it...another behaviour i don't want.
walking away...she just follows and bites at pants legs and barks.
holding her down by the back of her neck...this just makes her mad and more aggressive.
saying 'ah' loudly...this worked for a couple days...but now it's just another sound.
the only thing that has worked for me is the broom...kayden HATES the broom.
i just kept it in the corner beside the couch...and when she would bite my feet...i would just pick it up and tap the floor with it a couple times...it scared kayden...and she hid for a few minutes...but it got her attention. so i just kept it there and pretty soon, i would just act like i was reaching for it and she would quit.
then...i got tired of having the broom in the living room...so i got out the little hand broom. this works just as good.
i would always say 'i'm gonna get the broom' emphasis on broom
now that's all i have to say...i don't even have to get it anymore.
|03-01-2009, 11:32 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kentucky - but I'm Canadian and proud of it!
May the peace of the faeries be forever in your heart.
I have two boys in my house and I'm in love with them both!
|03-02-2009, 01:36 PM||#6|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: conway, ar
I think I got this tip from here about a year ago, but it worked really well with Molly. I placed my finger sideways in her mouth, all the way to the back (not hard, just enough to keep her mouth open) and said "No bite" firmly several times. Of course it wasn't immediate, but it worked with some repetition. Now I don't have to put my finger back there, just say "No bite" firmly and she'll stop.
These dogs are just so smart, it constantly amazes me. She knows exactly how hard she can nibble to be playing. Once she bites down harder and I say "no bite", she'll soften up. Two "no bites" and playtime is over.