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NDrugerGSD 12-10-2012 10:48 PM

Help me....
How aggressive should I be towards my 8 week old GSD for biting? Alpha row? Thumb on tongue? Help me.

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wink-_-wink 12-10-2012 10:50 PM

or serious?

NDrugerGSD 12-10-2012 10:55 PM

Serious first time owner.... Or phase expect him to bit too

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Debbieg 12-10-2012 10:59 PM

He is a baby. Biting is normal!! GSD go through a landshark stage . Give him plenty of things to chew on and enjoy him.

onyx'girl 12-10-2012 11:03 PM

balls, stuffed toys, chewies, those are pacifiers...keep one plugging pups mouth so it is busy!

wink-_-wink 12-10-2012 11:03 PM

Well the fact that you reposted tell me it may be a serious question. I am no expert just have my own experience which is also limited. First off all search the forums for "biting" there is a TON of thread devoted to it. Second educate yourself, the GSD did not get the nickname "furgator" for nothing. THEY BITE while they teeth, all you can do is correct it and wait it out which takes about 4 months and longer! Some tricks that are used are replacing your hand (if thats whats being biten) with toys, also yelling loudly OUCH so the puppy realizes he is hurting you. I WOULD NOT EVER suggest "aggresive action" towards the pup because that will in turn cause him to react. kind of you hurt me ill hurt you back thing and then your in for a very long and sad road. Your puppy's mouth hurts and is going to for a while, try giving him a small ice cube, or PLENTY of chewy toys, other than that I would HIGHLY suggest searching the forum!!

NDrugerGSD 12-10-2012 11:16 PM

Debbieg and onyx thanks for the help!! *** Comment Removed by Admin ****

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Capone22 12-10-2012 11:20 PM

8 weeks is nothing. Just wait for 12 weeks +. Start doing some reading here. There is a whole thread on puppy biting. Hopefully someone can post it for you, I don't know how to. Have patience, LOTS of toys and redirection.

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wink-_-wink 12-10-2012 11:25 PM

Not trying to be a **** bro, tryign to help you out. Considering your first choice was go with aggression I thought I might share a bit more than I probably should have. Seriously when you get a chance, come on the forums, do a little research and you will quickly see that aggression towards a GSD is never good...

onyx'girl 12-10-2012 11:25 PM

thumb on tongue works, do not ever roll or pin your pup. It'll just ramp up the pup and decrease his confidence. You want to be his buddy, not his enemy. Work on engagement, focus, recalls and track him with his'll have a tired worn out pup if you use his meals for training purposes. Don't give it in a bowl, but have him happily work for it!

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