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04-17-2014 02:07 AM
njk
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Originally Posted by Ellimaybel View Post
Wow I wish a water bottle would work on my dog... unfortunately he loves water so much it would just encourage him to play more.

My favorite dog/cat story is when Gunther tried taking the tractor tire to Cleo today. She looked at him like he was nuts. The look on her face was the funniest thing I have seen thus far.
Our pup is obsessed with water also, goes absolutely crazy for it. We added a bit of vinegar to the water, so the smell might make the difference? plus it's on the squirt setting so it's more to kind of shock her like "what was that?" and then quickly distract with the toy. I found when I'd try to just give her a toy she would dodge the toy and go back for my arm or leg, so my breeder suggested shocking her with a squirt of water/vinegar and then introduce the toy. She's not perfect but it made a world of difference.

LOL he was giving her the precious gift of a tractor tire, she should have been honoured.
04-17-2014 01:59 AM
Ellimaybel
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My pup did this at that age. I did think she was being mean at first but picked up pretty quick she just wanted to play. When she'd bite me I'd squirt her with a water bottle to make her get off me, then I'd give her a toy. Now 90% of the time she brings me a toy when she wants to play. Even when she gets a bit rough with the cat and we tell her to leave him alone, she'll go get a toy and bring it to him lol it's kind of sad, yet cute.
Wow I wish a water bottle would work on my dog... unfortunately he loves water so much it would just encourage him to play more.

My favorite dog/cat story is when Gunther tried taking the tractor tire to Cleo today. She looked at him like he was nuts. The look on her face was the funniest thing I have seen thus far.
04-17-2014 01:45 AM
njk My pup did this at that age. I did think she was being mean at first but picked up pretty quick she just wanted to play. When she'd bite me I'd squirt her with a water bottle to make her get off me, then I'd give her a toy. Now 90% of the time she brings me a toy when she wants to play. Even when she gets a bit rough with the cat and we tell her to leave him alone, she'll go get a toy and bring it to him lol it's kind of sad, yet cute.
04-16-2014 10:54 PM
Jax08 Are the kids involved in the obedience lessons? Give the puppy a command that is opposite his action. He can't bite ankles if he's sitting. Put treats around the house to make them handy so when he starts, they can give him a command and turn it into an obedience session.
04-16-2014 10:21 PM
Sunflowers
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That is exactly what my youngest one does and it is the cutest thing. She shakes her hand and stomps her foot, he then barks as if is yelling at her and when he moves fwd she gets frightened and I step in
It may be cute to you, but this is stimulating the dog's prey drive.
You should be controlling the dog so that it doesn't have freedom to do this to your kids.
Voices should be low and authoritative around the dog, not squeaky. Have toys on hand to engage the dog, make everything fun, and keep the kids supervised when interacting until the puppy is much older.
04-16-2014 10:09 PM
my boy diesel it is play
biting barking and mouthing are the only way a puppy knows how to play
04-16-2014 10:06 PM
gsdsar Welcome to GSD puppies!! They are stinkers!!! What your pup is doing us very common. I would have your girls get more involved in his house manners training. Have them feed him, do basic commands and the like. Teach your girls how to handle him.

It takes some pups many many months to stop this, unfortunately they keep growing, so best to get your girls involved in his training. He will learn to look to them for direction and they can learn the appropriate way to redirect and correct if needed.


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04-16-2014 10:06 PM
sehrgutcsg My 16 week old female pup Bella did the same thing a few times. I was laying on the couch eyes closed and the dog just decides to charge you - well you need to put your arm up and having corner of your eye open - to keep an eye on the dog it's not happening so much anymore -- after she ran into my arm a few times...
04-16-2014 10:02 PM
Sealdoc That is exactly what my youngest one does and it is the cutest thing. She shakes her hand and stomps her foot, he then barks as if is yelling at her and when he moves fwd she gets frightened and I step in
04-16-2014 09:58 PM
Sealdoc Yes with distraction, it works for just a sec. It's like he is trying to dominate them.

Right now just basic obedience.
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