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What the heck is going on with Wolfie? He seems to have returned to his landshark phase! His new game is to run by me at night while I am watching tv and bite my arm on the way. Then run back and do the same, and so on and so on. I correct the behavior, but he keeps doing it. I know he wasn't getting enough exercise. I was sick in bed all last week with the stomach flu, so Wolfie missed out on walks and could only go out and run in the yard. Yesterday I took him for a 5 mile hike, he played outside, and we did some of our mental games, like hide and seek, etc. He was good and tired and yet at around 9 pm the run by biting started once again. He just turned 10 months old. Is this something a 10 month old does?
 

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No zoomies
 

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Hi Wolfies Mom,

Cody is 11 months, and he doesn't do exactly what your describing, but he is still a little mouthy..I'll be petting him with one hand and he likes nibble/naw on my other. gently, but still like to chew haha

my guess is he's trying to get you up and playing with him...
 

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Hi Wolfies Mom,

Cody is 11 months, and he doesn't do exactly what your describing, but he is still a little mouthy..I'll be petting him with one hand and he likes nibble/naw on my other. gently, but still like to chew haha

my guess is he's trying to get you up and playing with him...
I was thinking this, but after all that exercise yesterday, I wasn't sure. He really isn't biting hard just putting his mouth on me, but running by makes his teeth scrape on me. He does nibble at me with his front teeth too.When I correct him, he just wags his tail and does it more like it's a challenge.
 

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He is in the butthead stage you know.... ;)
 

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I don't know why he is doing it, but since he seems to do it around the same time every night, keep a leash on him at night and as soon as he starts, grab the leash and put him away for 15-20 minutes. Then let him and if he starts again, do the same.
 

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Yesterday I took him for a 5 mile hike, he played outside, and we did some of our mental games, like hide and seek, etc. He was good and tired and yet at around 9 pm the run by biting started once again. He just turned 10 months old. Is this something a 10 month old does?
I'm wondering if it's hormones kicking in?
Harley had what we called the witching hour, the only difference was it was around 6-7 at night. It didn't matter how much exercise he got he was a maniac for about a half hour. He would run past the couch and grab a pillow off of it without stopping, that kind of thing. If I was walking with him he's start jumping up in the air like he had springs on his feet and he'd be trying to bite my face. Oh God, it was awful but it didn't last too long....I'm sure of that because if it had, I would have killed him. :D (just kidding of course)
Annie never went through this phase, bless her heart.
 

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Agreed. I would correct this by leaving the leash attached so you can grab it and correct him and not let him run off after nipping.
 

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Does the mouthing and whining ever end? Having the leash on if you know when it's going to happen is great....but Jake is spontaneous,unless it's during a belly rub....then his mouth is open waiting for something to get close enough for him to gnaw on....
 

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Having the leash on if you know when it's going to happen is great....but Jake is spontaneous,.
That's why the recommendation is to leave it on. Leave a 6 ft tether to the dog, a light line, or the actual leash if you want. They drag it around the house, yard, etc when you are around. Don't leave it on them when you are away of course so they don't get hung up on something...

This way the line is attached to the dog for corrections when needed.
 

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I used to do this when he was much younger....I anticipate I should use an old cheap leash...as I am sure he will try to chew it...I think I have one he tried to bite and when I pulled it from his mouth saying "NO" it ripped so it has black electrical tape on part of it.
 

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he's getting back at you for being so great with his 2nd obed class :)
 

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I used to do this when he was much younger....I anticipate I should use an old cheap leash...as I am sure he will try to chew it...I think I have one he tried to bite and when I pulled it from his mouth saying "NO" it ripped so it has black electrical tape on part of it.
Bitter apple will correct that quickly.
 

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That's why the recommendation is to leave it on. Leave a 6 ft tether to the dog, a light line, or the actual leash if you want. They drag it around the house, yard, etc when you are around. Don't leave it on them when you are away of course so they don't get hung up on something...

This way the line is attached to the dog for corrections when needed.
I did try this and he loves the leash. He doesn't let it drag, he carries it around in his mouth and shakes it so it whips around. Then when I go try to get it he grabs it up as fast as he can and runs. :crazy:
 

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Really that is the one product I have never tried....because luckily Jake has never tried to chew anything other then what he has been provided to chew (raw bones, nylabones, bullysticks, etc) but would bitter apple ease the mouthing as well?
 

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