Help! Play biting or aggression biting? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2014, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Alice13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 214
Default Help! Play biting or aggression biting?

This evening I tried to chain her as we were going to clean out her kennel. As I chained her she started going for my leg. I am not sure if she did it out of frustration or if she was play-biting as I know she is teething now. To make things worse, in a desperate attempt to avoid her bite which is very very painful, I accidentally pushed her down (thankfully she wasn't hurt). I moved away after that.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Alice13 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-03-2014, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 3
Default

We have had the same problems with our 4 month old gs. She really likes to play bite and our trainer said that it's normal for puppies because that's how they play with their litter mates. If it continues and she wants to use you as a chew toy like ours does then you can put her into a submissive position by holding the scruff of her neck and pushing her to the floor, not hard tho! Hold her that way until her body relaxes and then you can give the release command. When you put her into that position you can say "no bite" and once she stops and relaxes praise praise praise her! You always want her to know when she's done a good job at what you asked her to do. I hope this helps!! Be patient and good luck!
BellaMarie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2014, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,719
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
Default

Please don't use rolling a pup to work with the landshark phase.

Check this link out, LOTS of good information there for what is very normal for these pups.

Puppy BITING!!! Teaching Bite Inhibition
Twyla is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2014, 09:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Alice13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 214
Default

Thank you for the info, I will try them the next time she does it. I really hope that it is just play biting. I might be over analysing things but sometimes it really seems as though she is doing it in anger, especially when she does it right after she is forced to do something she hates, like today (she hates being chained). She kept doing it everytime I went near her and kept acting crazy the whole time. She did stop when I said 'no' loudly though and I noticed her tail was wagging so I am kinda convinced she's just trying to play.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Alice13 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com