|05-12-2014 03:22 PM|
|Huskerfan||We are working with our pup also on some biting. He is playing and gets overly excited (especially when I get up and walk around)....and crate time-out sometimes will help and having a toy ready for him to chew and play tug-of-war with helps also. (re-directing). I can tell he is trying so hard to be a good doggie, but then can't help himself. Consistency will hopefully be a help in the long run.|
|05-08-2014 08:45 PM|
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|05-08-2014 08:15 PM|
Do you feed in the crate? I did that and within a few weeks he was seeing the crate as home and would go in there late at night "bed time" on his own.
I read that if you bring him to the crate calmly and cheerfully and give the crate command, he won't see it as punishment.
I usually put a treat in the crate and say "crate" and he follows it in. I close the door and give him another treat. I walk away. He seems fine with that.
|05-08-2014 06:50 PM|
This is actually our only issue, he's catching onto toilet training incredibly fast and it took barely ten minutes to teach him some basic commands. He even sleeps through the night which I hear is a blessing
Thanks for all the advice guys, I actually haven't tried crate training yet but I think that's our next step. My question regarding crates though, is how do I make him view it as his own space to calm down instead of a punishment?
|05-08-2014 05:40 PM|
|eddie1976E||Is he just mouthing or biting down hard? Mine just mouths without hurting at all, but we are working on stopping that now. Can't have a 90 pound dog mouth me....the only time it hurts is when I'm trying to give him a treat and he is overly excited to take it....working on that right now.|
|05-08-2014 05:38 PM|
|drosado||When R.D. was a pup, my arms looked like I had gone 10 rounds with a shark. We tried everything and nothing worked at first. But with steady "No", saying "Ow" and turning my back on him and not giving him attention, he eventually outgrew it. He is now the most loving and gentle "lap dog" you could ever ask for.|
|05-08-2014 05:27 PM|
My boy is 12 weeks old now, we got him when he was 9 weeks. He was exactly the same as yours....if we yelped or walked away it would egg him on even more! If we shut him outside the door on his own (in an area he couldn't wreck or harm himself in), he would "demonstrate" by soiling the carpets and pulling up wires. We would try to re direct him to toys - totally un-interested! You have to get to the root of his biting...yes it's because he's a puppy...but is it because he's over excited or because he's stressed? We've ONLY JUST found something that works...time out in crate. If you have a crate, I would highly recommend the following!
So, if he's biting -
- Calmly lead him to his crate
- Upon him entering the crate close the door
- Walk away and ignore any whining
- after a minute or two (or when he's calmed down) say "nice quiet" or "good quiet" and throw a treat in
-Open the crate door but give absolutely no attention or noise. Walk away
- After a minute of being calm outside the crate tell him "good boy" and pet him.
No, it's not a punishment (never use the crate as punishment). It's simply a time out for him to "reset". Obviously repeat if he carries on. He should get the hang of it. It didn't take Finnick that long Hope it works for you if you try it.
The crate gives him the chance to reset and emerge in a more calm manor. Just think of puppies as toddlers! So far, it totally has worked.
|05-08-2014 12:31 PM|
This is what MOST of our GSD puppies do and it's just playing. So we need to teach a better (and less painful) way for them to play with us.
Just click on --- > http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...tips-help.html
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