|10-23-2013 02:27 PM|
|Mary Beth||I think it has a lot to do with one's tone of voice and actions in teaching a pup not to bite and mouth. It is easy to give the pup the wrong impression that this is a game and so the pup keeps biting. What I did was from day one teach Sting that my hands, feet, etc. were mine, and his bears were his. So when he would bite when I was petting him - I would leave my hand go limp, I would not pull it out or he would think this was tug, and I would say real sharp "Mine" then with a happy voice say "Yours" and give him his bear and praise him for biting on that. When he would come at me to nip my legs - I would simply turn my back and stand still - if I moved then he thought it was a game, when I did walk away I walked slow. I would toss his ball also to redirect him and give him an outlet. That is important - pup needs an outlet. A flit pole would work also. If he came at me, biting at my hands - I tucked my hands up and turned my back. All to show him that I was not interested in playing. Also I wore puppy proof clothes - jeans, boots, long sleeved shirts tucked in.|
|10-23-2013 12:58 AM|
Nipping and biting only females
Any suggestions on how to get your GSD to stop biting my wife. He nips and bites at her almost like she is his chew toy. How can we get him to stop. She don't let him chew on her and it's starting to get out of control. He is a 3 month old puppy. I know they will grow out of it to a point but we want to make sure he stops biting and nipping at her and or possibly at anyone else. Please help? All advise will be taken!
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