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04-25-2014 06:28 AM
Diesel7602
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A good smack on the snout works wonders. Wearing long sleeves and jeans is also a good idea.

If you do smack then immediately wave a toy around and praise like crazy when she engages the toy. Praise for doing the right thing has to be bigger than the correction.

If you're uncomfortable with getting physical then time outs and redirecting with toys CONSISTENTY are good ideas.

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This is the the only way my puppy would stop biting. I tried yelping,timeout,redirecting, distracting,toy in mouth.... Nothing worked the only way to get him to stop is a finger on his snout. Even then it takes him a few times to stop. I can say he is a lot better then before. Can't wait tell it's stops

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04-25-2014 01:17 AM
Ellimaybel Glad I could warn you about the hoodies LOL!!!
04-25-2014 01:14 AM
BellaMarie
Thank you!

I just wanted to thank all of you for your helpful ideas. I am currently working with a dog trainer which is definitely helping. And I also have been wearing long sleeves around her, even though she has torn holes in my hoodies! I still love her!! I will definitely keep at working with her chewing on other toys than on my arm or hands. I need to keep her away from my hands because they get really bad sometimes, as in I can't use my hands very well. I'm only 38 and you would think I could handle my puppy! Well, puppy and I are working hard on trying to nip this in the bud! I also bought a check collar which I'll give a good try. We'll see how things go. I'll be sure to post as things progress!

Thanks again! :-)
04-23-2014 10:33 AM
DutchKarin Given your health and the age of this dog it really seems an ideal time to bring in a trainer. This kind of thing could probably be handled with a trainer working with you in short order. Getting answers on the web can't take into account the nuances of her personality, your personality and the environment.

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04-23-2014 10:07 AM
Waldi I used technique to depress under my puppy tongue with my finger once she grabbed my hand and tried to bite. I would also state “no biting”. Depressing under the tongue creates gag reflex like feeling and it seemed to work if combined with verbal statement. I also used this to teach get to be gentle when mouthing. Was successful with it as I do not like smacking. Redirecting was also very important so when puppy is attempting to bite, must have good toy handy to stick into her mouth. It will get betterbut requires dilligence.
04-23-2014 09:56 AM
Galathiel Sometimes a high-pitched screech can work .. sometimes it just makes them more excited about the 'game' they're playing (gnawing on you). Have you tried redirecting it to a toy? Play with them with a toy instead and shove it in their mouth every time they try to open it to get you instead. If it persists, I would say something of your choice of 'no biting' 'ouch' and get up and walk away. Repeat as necessary. Eventually they learn that means game over. Be sure there are lots of things that the pup CAN chew on ... nylabones, raw bones, other appropriate toys. Maybe you need to do something to let it expend more energy. Sometimes they get wound up because a) they need to exercise or b) they're tired and need a nap. If the pup gets too wound up (think Tasmanian devil), put it in its crate for a nap.
04-23-2014 02:16 AM
Ellimaybel Be cautious of too long of sleeves. Gunther thinks my hoodie is meant to pull me in the direction he wants. It hurts when he misses the shirt. I don't mind it too much usually (my personal choice) but sometimes it ticks me off. Just warning about baggy long sleeves.
04-23-2014 01:13 AM
boomer11 A good smack on the snout works wonders. Wearing long sleeves and jeans is also a good idea.

If you do smack then immediately wave a toy around and praise like crazy when she engages the toy. Praise for doing the right thing has to be bigger than the correction.

If you're uncomfortable with getting physical then time outs and redirecting with toys CONSISTENTY are good ideas.

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04-23-2014 12:55 AM
BellaMarie
PLEASE HELP!!! Play Biting is too much & too hard! (moved>puppy)

Please, please help! My partner and I have a 4 month old German Shepherd and she just play bites way too hard! We have tried using hot sauce, bitter sprays, using submissive positions to which all have failed! I'm currently disabled and have trouble with my hands, but I'm the only one home with the puppy while my partner is at work. And Bella (our puppy) seems to think that I'm a chew toy and not her mom! She is getting bigger by the day and I cannot physically handle her when she is in biting mode. I am open to any help that I can get, I'm desperate! I really love her and don't want to do anything to cause her to be aggressive and mean. I just want a great dog for our family and I have no doubt that she will be, we just need to find the right help! So, if anyone has any ideas that I could try I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much for listening!

Sincerely,
Amanda

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