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03-13-2014 11:34 PM
Nigel All three of mine do it with varying degrees of intensity. Just be careful if she does in the vicinity a breakable items, we almost lost our LV tv about a week ago from Ranger's thrashing.
03-13-2014 11:33 PM
Diesel7602
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Cute, he drops the squeaky because he think's hurting it.

At 8 weeks, 9, 10 etc weeks, Otto was thrashing my pant legs and pulling off socks. By about 5 months, he understood what was an appropriate thing to shake to death. Although every once in a while, I'll catch him in my daughter room thrashing some large stuffed animal that struck his fancy. LOL "Otto! What are you doing?" and he gets this look like opps, sorry. (he's almost 6)
I would love it if my dog pulled off my socks. Then all we need to do, is train them to massage them after=)

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03-13-2014 11:07 PM
SunCzarina Cute, he drops the squeaky because he think's hurting it.

At 8 weeks, 9, 10 etc weeks, Otto was thrashing my pant legs and pulling off socks. By about 5 months, he understood what was an appropriate thing to shake to death. Although every once in a while, I'll catch him in my daughter room thrashing some large stuffed animal that struck his fancy. LOL "Otto! What are you doing?" and he gets this look like opps, sorry. (he's almost 6)
03-13-2014 10:43 PM
Diesel7602
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Originally Posted by stmcfred View Post
Lola does it. I assumed it was normal.
Does she try to do it to you or your cloths? Just seeing if my pup will only do it to toys and nothing else in the long run. thanks for your reply.

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03-13-2014 10:42 PM
mego
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I'm ok with the "thrashing" as long as it doesn't come to nature to do it to me. Toys are fair game. one of his toys make a squeak when he does it, he gets all big eyed and drops the toy and walks away. Not a fan if toys that squeak. Lol.

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oh that's true. One time Lara was a puppy and she grabbed my bicep with her teeth and thrashed. Let me tell you...ow haha..my fault for sitting on the floor with a landshark
03-13-2014 10:40 PM
Diesel7602
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Its called thrashing. Some dogs like it more than others. Its a genetic thing i think, but it can be actively encouraged.
I'm ok with the "thrashing" as long as it doesn't come to nature to do it to me. Toys are fair game. one of his toys make a squeak when he does it, he gets all big eyed and drops the toy and walks away. Not a fan if toys that squeak. Lol.

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03-13-2014 10:39 PM
Harry and Lola Yes imo is very normal, Lola at 5 years old still does it with a certain ball.

Has something to do with their genetic make up when catching small prey, they will shake it to try and kill it.
03-13-2014 10:38 PM
mego I always encourage this
First..I think it's hilarious, and second it makes tugging with her a lot more fun - she gets more into it... though be careful, I was using a two handled tug and one hand slipped and her thrashing jerked my elbow weird (she's almost 70 lbs now..) and it was out of commission for a day or two lol
03-13-2014 10:37 PM
Wild Wolf I've always called it "killing the prey".
03-13-2014 10:36 PM
Diesel7602
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All puppies and dogs I have ever had do this. No biggie. My current puppy is so clumsy at 13 weeks, he has big stuffed toys in his mouth and he shakes them but he is top heavy and falls over!
Lol. I bet that's way cute =D thanks for your reply.

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