Quote:OK Viper is almost 7 weeks and hi is biting everything what to do and how. I got him a chew toy but it still happens and VIPERS TEETH HURT shoes, toes, rugs, blankets. How long does it last................HELP
Though it may seem like biting.
And it may hurt like biting.
And involve teeth like biting.
We have to remember we have a puppy/dog. And, to them, it's not biting. To a puppy, it's a wonderful invitation to PLAY!!!!!!
I know you had to get your puppy early, but one of the other many advantages to keeping a puppy longer with it's littermates and mom is they learn a bit of bite inhibition from them. Cause when they try to play with mom and bite too hard, she deals with it and teaches. And when they try to play with their littermates and bite too hard, they help teach bite inhibition.
That said....................... for some reason GSD puppies tend to do this 'invitation to play' thing in a very painful way for humans more than other breeds and many of us have to deal with it.
The only way is to teach a NEW way to play. Cause we want the interaction. We want the attention from them. And we want to be a fun playmate. But it can't involve the teeth. ouch ouch ouch.
So with TEACHING in mind, and the time it takes, and consistancy... we actually had to make a sticky for this on the board cause the problem comes up so frequently. Just go to:
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