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pennytaggart 03-25-2014 05:35 PM

I have had gs all my life, i got a new baby last week and he is a biter, chewer, he wont let me leave the room without barking his head off. I dont remember any of my other shepards having these issues does anyone know why he does this it is very aggressive oh and he likes to leave the room and poop on the floor not in front of me, in another room.

selzer 03-25-2014 05:43 PM

It would be best to give us some background on your baby, like how old he is, where you got him, and maybe even a video of him with his behavior would be nice.

middleofnowhere 03-25-2014 05:54 PM

Hmm. Each puppy is a new adventure. The latest was the most challenging to house train yet. And if I leave where she thinks I should be or take the 4 yo outside, oh my the ruckus! Like no other pup I have had.

That's all I got for you -- sympathy. At 6 mos it is much better and she appears house trained. Last time in the car though she was still very car sick....

Liz&Anna 03-25-2014 05:56 PM

Dogs naturally poop away from where they eat and sleep so in the dog world a non house trained dog will go to a place they believe isn't being used to go to the bathroom...sooo until your puppy is house broken don't let it out of your sight, or him having accidents will probably be the least of your worries (as he could ingest something deadly or who knows what)

My girl was like that also, she eventually grew out of it.

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pennytaggart 03-25-2014 06:24 PM

uncontrolled pup
well he is only 9 weeks i know he is little, i lost my last shepard after 15 years of loyalty and friendship, i guess i forget what it is like to have a baby pup around, looking forward to many years with this boy, already love him so much. My family and i try not to leave his sight i have two gates up to block him in the family room with us, i left to go to the bathroom myself today, and he barrelled down the gate 4 times, i guess i may need a stronger gate, other than that he always has someone with him. I want to be stern but a friend as well. I can't even pet this boy without him biting me, i am sure we will get through it was just looking for some suggestions

SunCzarina 03-25-2014 07:27 PM

Search for Bite Inhibition, there should be a sticky discussing techniques. First thing I would try is keeping lots of chew toys on hand, when he comes in for a nibble, put the toy in his mouth and shake it around.

He sounds very attached already, that's wonderful. I have a 14 months old, I still can't go to the bathroom alone but at least I don't have to keep tugs in there anymore...

Sam_the_man 03-25-2014 08:24 PM

All what u described seems incredibly normal. U can't expect a puppy to come to you potty trained. There's gonna be accidents, don't punish him he doesn't know any better. Biting is completely normal as well and as someone else mentioned bite inhibition is key. I'm not an expert but everything u described happened with my gsd pup for the first couple months. Mine is a year now and like expected all that craziness is thankfully behind us.

Chip18 03-25-2014 09:23 PM

These might be helpful and lots of stuff here in the puppy section. :)
Leerburg | Training Puppies Not to Bite
Leerburg | How To Housebreak A Puppy or Older Dog

TigervTeMar 03-25-2014 10:04 PM

that sounds exactly like my puppy a few weeks ago. he's almost perfect now with house training and his whining and barking when I'm out of sight has drastically improved. he's still a biter. so gradual improvement, don't lose hope and don't let it take away from your puppy experience. they grow ridiculously fast

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