Biting & Jumping Issues

Discussion in 'Dog Training Forum' started by savethebulliedbreeds, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. So I know that these are just normal puppy behaviors but I want to conquer this before she is big. She is still fairly small but growing like a weed and I don't want her jumping up on people and biting their clothing now let alone when she is 55 lbs.

    I was just wondering what the best way to go about ridding her of this. I have never had a problem with my other dogs so this is why I ask. It is like she doesn't grasp the concept of no.

    Any advice? She is a quick learner (very quick) when I need to teach her to DO something, but how do I teach her NOT TO DO something. I have tried the reward when she gets down, or quits biting, but then she goes right back at it again.
     
  2. little liz

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    well I am no expert LOL so no doubt other folks will come and correct me if I am wrong. I personally would teach your pup to sit asap! When your pup will sit when you ask it to that should half the problem. For a while at least you would need to be prepared to give lots of praise and petting when they sit for you and as little attention as you can muster when they are jumping other than a not too stern oi! or na ah and a hand in the way of their nose. I think for a very young pup it is best to have toys for them that they are aloud to bite and have one handy at all times to offer as an alternative to yourself when you are sat down at least. If your pup ever bites too hard you could try a yelp. If that doesn't work for your pup then a 30 second time out where you leave the room. if the biting is winding you up the worst thing you can do is wave you hands around and raise yuour voice because that usually excites them and thinks youre playing. na ah and offering a toy to chew seemd to work the best. Praise when you see them chewing their toys. Talking softly moving slowly and stroking under the chin and around the mouth calmly usually takes a bit of the excitment out of biters to.
     
  3. Thanks. I have tried the sit thing but it doesn't seem to work for her. She will only sit if she is calm and when she is jumping it is from excitement.

    The biting is what I have the biggest issue with. I will try the toy thing for sure. I have tried ignoring her etc and it seems to make it worse.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Maybe try to redirect her in her enthusiasm. My Squirt does the same thing, and it took awhile to get her to 'sit.' Keep up the good work.
     
  5. You can do a web search for bite inhibition and get some great articles. Look for the one by shirley chong. If you can't find it let me know, I have it somewhere.

    Sounds like it's time for puppy class. :D
     
  6. Thanks, I have actually talked to a lady about getting her in. I have never had to take puppy class with any of my dogs but she is so different than the rest of them.
     

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