|11-19-2012 09:06 AM|
|TrentL||Yeah it was right around the 12-13 week for us too the nipping slowed down emensely (He still nips at my wife though, and sometimes we need to address that... depends on how rough it is, his bite inhibition is very good now if he's not too excited)|
|11-19-2012 08:51 AM|
This how my hands looked like about a month ago every single day.
|11-19-2012 08:34 AM|
Mine calmed down A LOT at 13 weeks and he's been improving every single week.
I almost thought that my fingers would be missing by the time he would ever get it, and there were even times that I thought that that I made a mistake and that he was just too much dog for me.
Now it's completely manageable where a tssst will stop him in his track, and I have not sent him to time out for a 2 weeks now. It's nice having hands that are not always cut.
He's still an ankle biter, but I can't blame him for his herding instincts.
|11-14-2012 02:03 PM|
|lennoxbradley88||Good Luck! You should see my hands. Some people even thought I was trying to hurt myself lol. Anyways, I have to say TOYS TOYS AND MORE TOYS! I learned my lesson with Schatzi and now I am going through the same with my 3 month Alaskan Malamute, but I am way more prepared. I play, train, play, train, and more play. We run around and I carry toys and treats every time we are together. As soon as he starts trying to bite my arm, pants, or shoes I say Don't Bite and bring out a toy and play around after I reward him with a little treat.|
|11-11-2012 06:06 PM|
Awe, Mickey is adorable, that's too bad that Mickey doesn't like Midnight right now but maybe that will change once he gets older. It just amazes me how similar Tess and Midnight are in their behaviors right now
Hopefully, they will both calm down a little, once they start training. It's so hard to get mad at them when they are so darn cute, isn't it?
|11-11-2012 05:35 PM|
Our other problem is tha my ex-husband's Mi Ki, hates Midnight. It doesn't help that Midnight has been twice as big as Mickey since I brought Midnight home. They played for the first 2 hours well, after that and since then, Mickey snarls and snaps at Midnight even if he's just walking by him.Attachment 22413
The picture shows where Mickey spends most of his time at my house.
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The last shows Midnight harassing Mickey. I'm not sure they'll ever get along.
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|11-11-2012 05:25 PM|
I don't want to hijack Midnight's post but just wanted to say that I have tried yard games with Tess to no avail, when I have her in the yard, all she likes to do is eat dirt and mulch, so I'm constantly watching her or pulling things out of her mouth. I will keep trying, I just purchased her a small frisbee type of chuck-it toy in hopes that she will want to chase that. She is not ball motivated at all, my last dog loved balls and would play fetch with me all day long.
Wonder if Midnight is ball motivated....it is a great game for high energy dogs.
|11-11-2012 03:36 PM|
Now at 7 months every now and then she nips but when told no bite or off we can easily re-direct her to something she can bite. We still have a toy rotation going on to keep her busy when inside the house.
|11-11-2012 03:02 PM|
|breyer08||At 11 weeks, Ava didn't go for very long walks, either, so instead we played a lot in the back yard (that's when I taught her how to fetch, which uses quite a bit of her energy!). Training tricks and commands is also a great routine to get into each day, and the dog will look forward to it if you make it fun!|
|11-11-2012 02:34 PM|
She doesn't like to walk very far on a leash either, just like Midnight, and just as you described him tugging all the way back home; Tess does exactly the same thing. I practically have to run to keep up with her and I worry that she's going to collapse in her rush to get there. As soon as she gets to the yard, she calms down a bit. Today, I actually had her out walking around the block, which pleased me immensely because she fell asleep as soon as we got in the door. It was most likely due to her running all the way home.
With Tess, the mornings and the early evenings are the worse, she is so full of energy and she bites constantly. She starts beginner training on Wednesday evening, I can't wait. She was supposed to start last week but there was a Nor'easter, so it was cancelled. I don't have much advice for you but wanted to share my experience due to it being so similar to yours. It's actually a little comforting to know that it's not just Tess and there are other puppies out there doing exactly the same thing. Gives me a little more hope that it will pass, eventually.
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