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Puppy Biting

Post by BigJake » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:39 pm

Looking for suggestions to help in the stopping of puppy biting. My boy is 9 weeks old and like a little alligator. He has plenty of chew toys, but if you try to pet him you get nothing but open teeth looking to chomp. I have never had a puppy who likes to bite so much. I have grabbed him by the scruff of the neck, and have tried folding his upper lip underneath. I will not hit him, and know sooner or later he has got to out grow this, but what can I do in the mean time.
Thanks in advance for any advice

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by Chukar12 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:49 pm

stick a couple of fingers in his mouth and make him gag when he bites ...
...and no puppy was ever permanently damaged from a thump on the nose if he doesn't take it easy

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by kninebirddog » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:54 pm

I do a very similar technique with changing the game here is an article I did which also covers mouthy pups http://www.kninebirddog.com/puppy-foundations.html
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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by kensfishing » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:05 pm

Bite him on the nose. His mother would.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by Hunt1Fish2 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:41 pm

Chukar12 wrote:no puppy was ever permanently damaged from a thump on the nose if he doesn't take it easy
Agreed, my pup is stubborn as they come sometimes.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by RyanGSP » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:56 pm

I just grab them, press their lips on their own teeth and growl 'NO'.

Doesnt take long for them to figure it out.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by Red » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:06 pm

I just grab them, press their lips on their own teeth and growl 'NO'
x2, worked for me...
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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by BigJake » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:13 pm

I did laugh with kensfishing, I was actually thinking of biting him on the ear:)
Thank you guys for all the advice.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by kensfishing » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:28 pm

The nose

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by pointer26 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Before you go and start trying to teach him by the human way,teach the way dogs would. Puppies yelp and end the game when one of the puppies bites to hard. Try it next time your pup bites yelp like a puppy and ignore the pup for a few minutes. There is more to biting please read the article on the link below. I think it would help.


http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/D ... bition.php

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by RyanGSP » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:32 pm

I dont know about you but most times I am observing a litter the biting continues until the biter looses interest or get put into his place.

You need to put the puppy in its place. Not only is it going to teach the puppy biting will not be tolerated but it will show puppy you are the dominant pack member not him.

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Post by JIM K » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:35 pm

get pup into kennel with other dogs his size. they will correct his biting quick.also the people there working will socialize the pup also.
my biting puppy was corrected about 90% in 1 day by doing this.
if not, i believe i would have had a biting adult dog.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by Brazosvalleyvizslas » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:57 pm

I surely wouldn't squeal and let the pup think that he won. Do what Ken suggested but add a snarling noise. If you watch bitches correcting their young, this is exactly what they do.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by Francois P vd Walt » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:33 pm

Chukar12 wrote:stick a couple of fingers in his mouth and make him gag when he bites ...
...and no puppy was ever permanently damaged from a thump on the nose if he doesn't take it easy
+1 they need to know not to bite, you do not have to hit him.

Just grab him by the scruff and pin him down on the ground until he lies still when he bites, repeat if neede he WILL stop!
Also works to pick him up by the sruff and give him a little shake, repeat everytime he bites.
This way he will learn it is not acceptable to bite humans! My 2c

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by birddogger » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:58 pm

pointer26 wrote:Before you go and start trying to teach him by the human way,teach the way dogs would. Puppies yelp and end the game when one of the puppies bites to hard. Try it next time your pup bites yelp like a puppy and ignore the pup for a few minutes. There is more to biting please read the article on the link below. I think it would help.


http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/D ... bition.php
Pure nonsense!! Sorry, no offense intended. Make that pup feel discomfort and a little pain when he bites. Chukar and others gave good advise.

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Re: Puppy Biting

Post by david s » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:50 pm

Slap him on the nose with a newspaper if he keeps it up you are not wacki him hard enough by no means submit to him lol

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