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02-28-2014 08:17 PM
Germanshepherdlover2507
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
Then you try something else.

In my case, nothing worked except time and Hans grew out of this, but it wasn't until after he was 5 months old.
So then do u think kikopup's method could work?
02-28-2014 05:39 PM
Sunflowers
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Right but what if he gets more excited and nippy when i yelp?
Then you try something else.

In my case, nothing worked except time and Hans grew out of this, but it wasn't until after he was 5 months old.
02-28-2014 05:22 PM
ApselBear
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Right but what if he gets more excited and nippy when i yelp?
If he just gets more excited, put an end to play. Put him in a crate, in another room, or you leave him in that room and go else where and try playing again once the pup is calm.
02-28-2014 05:18 PM
shepherdmom
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Right but what if he gets more excited and nippy when i yelp?

Then try one of the other methods (like NO!) and always have something else ready to stuff in his mouth.
02-28-2014 03:55 PM
Germanshepherdlover2507 Right but what if he gets more excited and nippy when i yelp?
02-28-2014 08:41 AM
Longfisher
They simply stop over time. But by then you'll need prosthetic limbs.

The last words my breeder said to us when we left the kennel with the puppy was, "Little bites become big bites".

Then we heard a bunch of nonsense from some who thought they could train a protection dog that we shouldn't inhibit the biting. So, we put up with it to the point the kids didn't want to be around the dog anymore.

Got a trainer and he said absolutely no way do you tolerate a dog, puppy or otherwise, to put his teeth on your skin without a command to do so. So, we tried all the below recommended techniques.

The best we found was to act hurt, cry like a baby, turn away and put the dog in his kennel for 20 minutes immediately. In about a month we had no more problems.

But we did give the dog an outlet for his biting. We bought a tug or two and taught him how to really bite. He loved it. It was great play for him. We use it daily still as the first "toy" he gets before moving up to the flirt pole, kong, frisbee and atlata-thrown tennis ball.

So, you'll get lots of bad advice. You'll be confused about what's best for you and the dog. And, that's the way raising a dog is.

But if you don't want to invest in prosthetic hands, arms and legs and if you don't want to refresh you entire wardrobe at the end of the puppy's first year with you don't tolerate it. Ending the puppy biting WILL NOT INHIBIT HIS DESIRE TO BITE WHEN TRAINED TO DO SO AND WHEN ORDERED TO DO SO BY YOU.

LF
02-28-2014 07:00 AM
sourdough44 A loud NO and a firm wrap on the side of the butt works wonders. That is for serious biting, not just play. Of course have the toys around and keep it 'age appropriate'. The older a pup gets the more it needs to know boundaries. The 1st weeks are mostly for 'bonding'.
02-28-2014 12:41 AM
Germanshepherdlover2507 Right so what if he starts biting me when im walking around or if im just sitting on the couch?
02-28-2014 12:08 AM
zyppi Puppies want attention..
make sure they have enough fun exercise, mentally and physically,
Then when the fun (to them) biting starts , I redirect and then give them time without attention.

Soon the learn that you don't engage like a littermate and give it up.
02-27-2014 11:09 PM
ApselBear
puppy biting

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So then either one of those methods could work? The last gsd pup that I had just bit me harder when I yelped.

If he keeps biting after the yelp and attempted toy redirection, then stop playing with him. He'll get the picture eventually that biting ends play time.


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