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|04-21-2006, 06:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
How long does this go on for? When Badger first came to me, he was quite 'bitey' but it seems to have calmed down considerably in the last seven weeks. I was very firm with the 'yelping' and also saying 'no biting' to him in a firm and low voice. Now I just have to say 'no biting' and he seems to not want to do it but it's almost like a compulsion with him that he can't control. He gets very excited when he sees me first thing in the morning and he jumps in my lap and mouths my hand - no teeth - just his gums (which is kind of weird). During the day when we play or I go out for a bit and then come back, he gets excited again but this time in between the kisses, he does these little bites or he'll lunge at my nose. None of it hurts but it just kind of concerns me because if it's a puppy phase then fine but if it goes on into adulthood I won't be happy. Any thoughts or advice?
|04-21-2006, 06:25 PM||#2|
Donating YT 12K Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Council Bluffs Iowa
The nibbling is the way they give each other affection, and it's how they play. I imagine they outgrow it. If you absolutely want him to stop, then I would put him down and walk away every time he does it. he will soon learn that he wil be left alone if he does that.
|04-22-2006, 10:22 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Oct 2005
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Cali grew out of it at about 6 months old. She was so bad I was afraid I ws going to have a mean little girl like my Pom.
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