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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Help with biting

Good afternoon, so we are stumped with our 8 month old pup, I know biting is a part of growing. He bites everything and correct him when needed to but he started biting his hind leg. He licks and bites the fur off, no flees or ticks and nothing that hurt him either. We took him to the vet to get checked out. We think it’s behavior, what would be the best way to handle this one? Would a muzzle be the best way or an e-collar? Any tips would be appreciated!
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What’s the situation like when he does this?
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He doesn’t do it inside the house, typically does it when he’s outside walking around and playing with our other dog.
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Did the Vet offer any suggestions? I don't have a lot of experience with this, but when I have seen it it's usually connected to anxiety or boredom. From your response it doesn't sound like those apply...talk to a behaviorist maybe?

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I have not. I think he might be bored. We go on walks and he acts normal and when he’s in the house he plays with our kids, it’s just when he’s outside with our other just hanging out that he does it. We tried a muzzle but his partner helped him take it off and destroyed it so I wasn’t sure if there was a great muzzle out there.
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If he only does this while moving i would suspect possible injury or something going on there. Does he bite in the same spot? I have a female that will lick/bite during extended periods of of down time, but not when active.
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He walks fine, no limp, vet examed him and no injuries. It’s just when he’s hanging out with not much to do, so it could be that he’s just bored.
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It could be out of boredom, anxiety or even frustration. I think you should talk to a behaviorist asap before he hurts himself. I've seen that happening before... it's devastating.

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Have you had his back examined? Neurological pain travels nerve paths. If it's not that, then I would suspect a possible behavioral issue but I would always suspect pain for this scenario first.
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