Is this normal LANDSHARK behavior??? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
CaesarJoy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 44
Is this normal LANDSHARK behavior???

Good morning all! Just wondering if itís normal or acceptable for my puppy to bite and draw blood??? Caesar is 3 mo old. Iíve had puppies before but this is my first GSD. Iím going to try and post a pic of where he bit me just since 7am. Any suggestions very much appreciated!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	18CDC59B-AEFA-4B55-B606-CFBCB317880F_1519826507694.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	484569  
CaesarJoy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 10:05 AM
Administrator & LOTR Addict
lhczth's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Posts: 18,657
Is it normal, yes. Is it acceptable, NO. Redirect to a toy. If he is being totally awful either leave the room (if a puppy safe room) or put him in his crate as a time out (don't make a big deal out of it, but he needs to realize that the fun ends when he does that to you).

Lisa Clark

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SG1 Deja IPO3 AWD1 KKL1 B/HOT, SG Elena IPO1 KKL CGC B/HOT, LB (the ugly little sable) IPO2 TR3 KKL B/HOT, Jarka (up and coming) BHOT, and gone but not forgotten,
Vala SchH3 AWD1 FH2 CGC B/HOT, Donovan IPO1 TR2 AD, Nike SchH1 OB1 TR3 AD CGC HOT, Treue SchH3 CD CGC HOT

lhczth is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 10:25 AM
Elite Member
Heartandsoul's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,809
^^^^^what Ihczth said.

"If you can't see his soul when you look in his eyes, then you need a seeing-eye dog"
Heartandsoul is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 11:38 AM
Crowned Member
wolfy dog's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 9,697
It is normal for behavior for the land sharks. But it is meant to learn from as an owner and not let it go that far. You even have puncture wounds! My advice: go to an appliance store and get a large carton box. Maybe cut the tallest part off so you can easily and quickly put the pup in there. Place it in the pup area or wherever you spend time with him. As soon as the pup goes too far, he is in the box for about 20 seconds. I prefer the carton box over a crate so the crate doesn't become a punishment association. The carton box completely isolates him for a brief time, which is the opposite from what he is going for.
wolfy dog is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 11:55 AM
Senior Member
Jpage24.87's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 267
Unfortunately, yes. I had no warning or knowledge of "landsharking" prior to my pup. I knew puppies bit and chewed, but this was a whole new level of bitey terrorism. My hands were a mess! He's almost 4 months now and he is so much better, but still has moments now that teething has entered the picture. We redirected to toys. This is constant, we couldn't let him get away with anything. The toys had to be fun or else he would come back for us. If he was being a major brat, he was put into his kennel until he was calm or fell asleep.
It gets better, just be patient and consistent. He'll still get you occasionally, but give him a toy and play. My pup, at 4 months usually only gets me when we are playing, accidentally. Or when he's jumping toward a toy or something and his aim is off. I will have scars, and memories, I guess. >.<
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20180228_084556_1519833252198.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	484577  
tim_s_adams likes this.
Jpage24.87 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 02:22 PM
Senior Member
andywhite's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 246
4 montys old girl. And my hands looks exactly the same. She stops bitting when I say NO. And when redirected to toy, she will bite toy. But sometimes I just can't help myself, playing with her is so much fun!
andywhite is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 02:32 PM
Crowned Member
tim_s_adams's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,562
I'm the same, it's just too much fun to play with them...what's a little blood loss?! LOL!

That being said, whenever I say "stop" she did, but my hands and forearms are permanently scarred, mostly because I'd be laughing too hard to say anything often.

Buy a small spray bottle and put water in reinforce "stop"'s annoying enough that they won't ignore you!

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

tim_s_adams is online now  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 02:35 PM
Crowned Member
MineAreWorkingline's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5,390
I do not permit any of my dogs or puppies to use me as a chew toy. There are some excellent and effective methods to stop this in this link:
JessicaR and tim_s_adams like this.

If you need equipment to maintain control of your dog, understand youíre hanging on to your dogís body because youíve lost his mind!

Suzanne Clothier
MineAreWorkingline is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 07:44 PM
Elite Member
Nurse Bishop's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Deceased
Posts: 1,758
Just wondering. How much excerise does this dog get?

He prayeth well who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast;
He prayeth best who loveth best
All creatures great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth All.
Nurse Bishop is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
CaesarJoy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 44
Thanks for all the excellent advice!!! Iím hoping today was just a bad day. Going to bed and praying tomorrow will be a better one!
Caesar gets a long walk every afternoon for 45 min-1 hr by my son and I have him out for shorter walks at least 5 times a day and a lot of fetch and mental stimulation.
CaesarJoy is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome