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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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First time GSD owner

Hello everyone,
I have a 10 week old little GSD boy named Dexter, he is amazing and I love him to bits already.
The thing is I have 3 children and he runs after them (and me) biting our legs and feet and constantly biting us during play, I tell him to stop but he gets so excited and it really hurts the kids.

I do know this is completely normal but I have read so so many different ways to stop this and let him know its not acceptable and I would really like to hear from some GSD owners who have tried and tested the techniques and know what works?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 01:10 PM
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Yes, it is normal. GSD puppies are "land sharks"... advice will follow from more informed members... but it will be along the lines of... redirect with a toy and this too shall pass...

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Redirect. "No biting". Try teaching that biting stops play. That really worked with our pup.


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A tired pup is a less bite-y pup. Wear him out. Lots of tug and other games. Stick a toy in his mouth when he is biting and have lots and lots of chew toys available.

I find teething pups really grove on frozen raw marrow bones.
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Thank you xx

I have also been teaching him 'stop' from a video someone shared and it seems to be working quite well
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