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07-17-2014 04:10 AM
wolfie13 Quick update he's stopped looking at my hands as something to bite. I distract him with food and tire him out. It is hard sometimes but I am getting the hang of it.
07-14-2014 09:08 PM
wolfie13
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Originally Posted by Steve Strom View Post
HE see's your hand as a toy. Put a toy on a line and let him play with it that way. Remove your hands from the playing for now. Don't bother trying to pet him for right now. Concentrate on teaching him what TO put his teeth on.
Well I tried to keep my hand away as much as possible seemed to work. Other than the wanting to bite and eat other things. So I thought I tired him out. His gait was slower but once he got inside he wanted to run and run lol

I wonder if he's tricking me or something.
07-13-2014 03:16 PM
Steve Strom HE see's your hand as a toy. Put a toy on a line and let him play with it that way. Remove your hands from the playing for now. Don't bother trying to pet him for right now. Concentrate on teaching him what TO put his teeth on.
07-13-2014 03:00 PM
wolfie13
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Puppy frustration can be so hard but he won't be like this forever. His most favorite times is when he's playing with YOU, because you're his person. Make feeding time a super special ritual, sit with him, let him eat it out of your hand.
Also I have a new dog who's over a year old and all he did was lunge for things when I first got him. It has taken 6 weeks to teach him manners and the journey isn't over :-)
Keep in mind that he is a baby and will have a baby mentality for several more weeks, at least. For the midnight craziness, try to somewhat limit how much he's sleeping during the day...puppies sleep a lot! You should create a special nighttime ritual like some of the other posters said. Maybe he doesn't nap after dinner, you stop playing with him an hour before bedtime, at bedtime put him in his crate with his special toy...I like peanut butter frozen in a kong.
If you don't want to buy another kong, I reuse marrow bones.
That is good idea. I'm having a problem so I have had him lick the back of my hand to get my scent and I just did it today and he tried biting it repeatedly. Then he began barking at me. I'm starting to feel he will bite me

Also when I try to pet him he will try biting my hand as well. Any help? Is that normal puppy behavior? He didn't use to do that
07-13-2014 07:34 AM
joneser Puppy frustration can be so hard but he won't be like this forever. His most favorite times is when he's playing with YOU, because you're his person. Make feeding time a super special ritual, sit with him, let him eat it out of your hand.
Also I have a new dog who's over a year old and all he did was lunge for things when I first got him. It has taken 6 weeks to teach him manners and the journey isn't over :-)
Keep in mind that he is a baby and will have a baby mentality for several more weeks, at least. For the midnight craziness, try to somewhat limit how much he's sleeping during the day...puppies sleep a lot! You should create a special nighttime ritual like some of the other posters said. Maybe he doesn't nap after dinner, you stop playing with him an hour before bedtime, at bedtime put him in his crate with his special toy...I like peanut butter frozen in a kong.
If you don't want to buy another kong, I reuse marrow bones.
07-13-2014 04:59 AM
wolfie13
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
You are not trading for something that is higher in value. He may not like the kong stuff all that much. You might want to try to put something more valuable in it if you want to distract him and make sure he is hungry it will no work if his little belly is already full.

My Dude is scared of people and regular treats will not distract. It takes hotdogs to distract him when strangers are near.
well can't the kong now. Someone in my family took it. It was outside by his bowls and we live down a slight hill so hard for strangers to reach and family was home all day. I'm pretty pissed off. They aslo took natures miracle stain odor remover. I'm pretty pissed off.

He actually does like the kong. A lot. Just not enough to let go of other stuff he's eating. Bad stuff from him

Anyone know any cheap but good mini cameras? I'm tired of my own family taking things from my dog. Its fd up.

Also, if he does get full and starts biting anyway or eating something he shouldn't what can I do? I get worried since I have no idea what he's eating sometimes. Don't know if its food. Grass. Etc
07-13-2014 04:55 AM
shepherdmom
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Originally Posted by wolfie13 View Post
Ah, I bought the kong can spray. Like cheese whiz. I'm using that to fill it. He played with it and liked it but. When he gets something in his mouth and I try to distract him with it, he just will not take it. I'm not sure why he doesn't take anything. It is like once he focuses on something ala leash he won't let go of it no matter what it is.
You are not trading for something that is higher in value. He may not like the kong stuff all that much. You might want to try to put something more valuable in it if you want to distract him and make sure he is hungry it will no work if his little belly is already full.

My Dude is scared of people and regular treats will not distract. It takes hotdogs to distract him when strangers are near.
07-12-2014 03:23 PM
wolfie13 Ah, I bought the kong can spray. Like cheese whiz. I'm using that to fill it. He played with it and liked it but. When he gets something in his mouth and I try to distract him with it, he just will not take it. I'm not sure why he doesn't take anything. It is like once he focuses on something ala leash he won't let go of it no matter what it is.
07-12-2014 11:59 AM
shepherdmom
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Thanks for the suggestions. I got some new toys for him and he seems to be doing better. Except one he grabs something in his mouth he won't drop it no matter what I do. Tried giving his new kong toy and he would not take it. Tried treats and food and he still wouldn't take it.

Also, yes the vet said not to have him interact with other dogs.

One of the best things I've found to fill the kong with is a little stinky canned food. Soak his kibble and mix in a little canned food and fill the kong up with that. Other things to try mixing in is crushed favorite cookie treats, dust and small chunks leftover from the treat rolls like red barn. Try hiding a few chunks of cheese in the mix. You may have to hold it and let him lick it out at first but he will soon figure it out. Just make sure it is soft, stinky and yummy. He will get the hang of it.
07-12-2014 03:00 AM
wolfie13 Thanks for the suggestions. I got some new toys for him and he seems to be doing better. Except one he grabs something in his mouth he won't drop it no matter what I do. Tried giving his new kong toy and he would not take it. Tried treats and food and he still wouldn't take it.

Also, yes the vet said not to have him interact with other dogs.
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