|10-07-2013 02:15 PM|
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|10-07-2013 01:58 PM|
Alfie, the only thing that worked with Morgan was time. At about four months I realized she had dialed way back on the constant biting. She's five months now and still does bite, but it's far more predictable now and easier to control. We haven't had new broken skin in weeks. Of course, she's been teething for the last month or so, so she goes through periods of being particularly mouthy. But it's entirely different from the biting she did when she was younger.
|10-07-2013 11:51 AM|
|10-07-2013 11:14 AM|
|Msmaria||Lol Dex does not like water. When I water the yard. All of a sudden, hes no where to be found .|
|10-07-2013 10:39 AM|
|Galathiel||I decided to use a spray bottle to encourage my pup to stop putting his front paws on the chairs at our breakfast bar so he can rear up to peer over and see into the kitchen. First time I used it, he bounced back about 5 ft and then went into a play bow. Now just the sight of the bottle means he goes into play ready mode ... front down, tail in the air, ready to bob and weave. Fail.|
|10-07-2013 08:30 AM|
Always surprises me when people use spray bottles on dogs and it actually works. My lab and shep will take firehoses full on to the face and love every second of it.
That kind of stuff.
|10-06-2013 04:28 PM|
I understand where you're coming from. Dex is my first GSD . I was so afraid hed become aggressive because he used to bite alot. I used a spray water bottle. He learned pretty fast and soon just the word water bottle made him stop doing what ever he was doing. Hes 9 months now and the most sweetest dog. He hasnt growled in about 4 months.
Listen to the other posters here that are more experienced than you and I, they know what they are talking about haha. Relax and enjoy your pup. Stay on the training.
|10-06-2013 03:24 PM|
'if it continues you can bring him to a trainer'...
I go to trainers even when things are going well. And since puppies biting and growling are NORMAL to be EXPECTED and something almost all of us go thru.. sounds like you wanted a GSD, got a GSD, and then go what comes with it.
There is a reason we had to make a 'sticky' for this behavior our pups have so frequently. It's because this is how many of our GSD's play. PLAY. Not 'aggression' though blood may be drawn and pain is felt. And it may sound scary too.
When we select a breed, it's up to us to learn about the breed and deal with the normal breed behavior as it crops up. Patience (not to into the scruffing of puppies, and as they get bigger this won't work too well ) and TRAINING a new way to play tend to work best in the end.
With exercise and DOG CLASSES ! --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/welcome-gsd-faqs-first-time-owner/188549-puppy-biting-hints-tips-help.html
You are in good company, many (most) of us have been in your situation and also had to work through it.
|10-06-2013 02:45 PM|
|alfie_||Oh thank you I feel so relieved after hearing you think he probably won't be aggressive I've been trying many ways to stop him biting including redirecting him with a toy but none seem to be working yet but ill keep trying! And if it continues I can always bring him to a trainer. I was just concerned about the growling and baring his teeth sometimes and how hard he can bite...|
|10-06-2013 02:41 PM|
This is the problem with peoples ideas to allow the pup to bite a person
See how the other dogs can stop the pup from biting it
It is all about energy and action. You pick a pup up by the scruff of the neck then it can't bite you. Realize you are the pups guardian and it must follow your simple rules.
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