Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
My Sting pulled that once at 8 months when he was 90 lbs- the glint in the eye then ram right at me. Fortunately I had a thick parka on. I was so ticked off - I alpha rolled him. He never did it again. I then worked with him and taught him (yes bite that tug I'm holding) no, when you feel the urge - I am not a decoy, nor is the cat. It didn't inhibit his bite - he loves tug and will bite hard down on the tugs. He just had to learn what he could bite at and what not. At 5 months, Sting was not as advanced your working line pup, but he still needed to learn - no chasing after the cat - no playing tug with the leash and so on. I know you posted as is this hard or soft - well, it is hard, in my viewpoint, but not acceptable for any pup. Your pup bit your daughter out hiking, now when you stop her and she hits the end of the leash - she turns and bites you. To be frank, this doesn't sound like you have a handle on the problem.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006