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lately my GF has been telling me tyson has been nipping her in the butt in the mornings when im gone. i leave for work at 4:30AM and she doesnt leave until 7:30AM for work. she tells me while she is getting ready in the bathroom he will come up and nip her in the butt
i honestly thought it was funny. he also is a little testy with her, ex: does not listen, gets into everything etc etc basic puppy ornriness..im not sure if it is him trying to get her attention (thats my thought) or him testing his status with her. he does not do this to me, he can be a little mouthy but is obediant for me. when i am home he is good with my GF and does listen to her. also he is 6 months and some change old
 

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it ain't funny when it's your butt getting nipped...
can she stand over him?



If he fidgets and won't down and stay there when she straddles over him, yeah he's confused, thinking he doesn't have to submit to her, and just doing this consistently and praising for staying can overcome this.

It's not going to get any easier than it is now, he's only going to get bigger. He may just want to play and a short walk or 5-10 minutes of OB training/tug play will burn it up.

If you're planning to work him in SchH, there is no "Stay", or hand signals. If not, both are useful in taming the beast.
In any case, stop laughing and start training if you want your GF to stay your GF!
 

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It probably means you are alfa to him but your GF is below him. She needs to work with him, ie feed him make him sit and wait for food, make sure she goes out the door before him, she should make him sit or down before giving him something he wants (make him work for what he wants.)
Just my 2 cent.

PS story nipping in butt was funny though,
 

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Originally Posted By: dOgit ain't funny when it's your butt getting nipped...
can she stand over him?
yes, he works with her just as good as he does with me, he just does not respond to correction as good with her as he does with me. i honestly think he's just trying to get her attention. reason for this thinking: i spend more personal time with him then she does. on the other hand i was questioning the fact that he could be challengeing her, but he is not aggressive with her and only for the nipping he does not mouth her.
 

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I have a question about the "standing over" so if everyone if the house hold including my kids who are 11 and 9 can stand over a 6 month old puppy without him fidgetting or moving around that means he understands the hierarchy????
 

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Originally Posted By: Link's MomI have a question about the "standing over" so if everyone if the house hold including my kids who are 11 and 9 can stand over a 6 month old puppy without him fidgetting or moving around that means he understands the hierarchy????
Just make sure that the kids' legs are taller than the dog....otherwise, the dog jumps up...those poor kids are going to turn into projectiles pretty quick LOL
 

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never thought about their legs being long enough but they are. though that would be pretty funny to see!!!
 
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