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Old 12-31-2012, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Max bites- if you pet him he bites- he chases the kids and bites them- if your feet catch his eye- he bites- he bites alot! To the point we can't pet him unless he is sleeping.
I tried pushing him down- he just gets up and bites me, I tried giving him things to bite- not us, doesn't last long. He does not really like his kong or peanut butter and he doesn't like the rawhide bones. He does live tennis balls, but I don't trust him with them in his crate- he tears the fuzz off easily.
He currently has coccidia and just started treatments- so I can't take him to puppy classes for a few weeks. He is 9 weeks old.
Any advice? Is this normal?
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read the bite inhibition thread!! It is SO normal, it was the most difficult part of puppyhood for us.

Puppy BITING!!! Teaching Bite Inhibition

Just remember (when you are in tears from being bitten) that it will stop and all of your training will pay off big time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So normal we put it up in the FAQs

Puppy biting... Hints and tips to help

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First thing is get him over his sickness. Only let him have what he is suppose to bite and a tap on the nose will stop your bleeding or hold his mouth. We need more post how a dog treats a dog aroung here. My daughter has a pup she thought would be fun to rough play with her and she is learning still too, and she has placed dogs in trials, but my daughter is still young.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can play with a pup no doubt, but know what you are doing! I seen a bluehealer want to take their own family a part one time
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I'm so glad I saw this thread...this describes our almost 4mo old perfectly. Good to know its not just our pup. Oh the biting-imageuploadedbypg-free1357050268.323096.jpg


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I'm so glad I saw this thread...this describes our almost 4mo old perfectly. Good to know its not just our pup. Attachment 24619


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Oh this sounds just like my 6 week old Maxx. (Maybe its the name...JK) what you described is exactly how my pup acts. We have been redirecting him to a toy or holding the mouth and telling him "NO." Hopefully this phase will be grown out of....soon?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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a 9 week old pup nips everything. start training, socializing, crating,
redirecting, teaching "no", start understanding puppy behaviour
and start having patience. stop pushing your puppy down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like Lou's explanation on puppy biting which you can find here,

Stop Your Puppy from Biting You
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