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Post by Laura 123 on Sat Dec 19 2015, 20:51

After advice please. Normally Bella does quite well with not biting. If she does I tell her no and change her attention to a toy. Despite this if she takes a notion on occasions she will it stop and will grab any part of u and try to shake the life out of it!! When she bites like this it's normally near impossible to release her teeth! This seems to be the only problem we have with her but want to nip it in the bud now
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Post by -Ian- on Sat Dec 19 2015, 21:04

Have you tried a loud "Ouch" or something similar Laura ?


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Post by Laura 123 on Sat Dec 19 2015, 21:29

Read that earlier so have started to do it. At the minute she's not paying much attention to it. As I say normally once I change her attention to a toy she's fine but when she takes the notion it's like she's trying to rip your finger or whatever off lol. Just Want to sort this so it doesn't get any worse
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Post by Cecil15 on Sat Dec 19 2015, 21:38

When any of our pups would do that we would say a loud OUCH! Usually it worked and if they would continue we would just end what ever we would do and walk away.
When we play or give a treat we say "nice" so they learned not use their teeth so hard. It's a good thing to start early and they are like babies who like to pull your hair as hard as they can lol
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Post by Laura 123 on Sat Dec 19 2015, 22:15

Thanks. They r just like babies lol I will definately take in your advice Smile
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Post by LizP on Sun Dec 20 2015, 07:39

I would also be teaching 'leave it', which means 'open your mouth and drop whatever is in it so you can get a treat'. It's straightforwards to teach - you set her up with a toy or something then thrust a treat under he nose while asking 'leave it'. She should leave the toy to get the treat. Do that a few times and she'll understand what's happening. You can then start asking 'leave it' before producing the treat, so she can start to learn that the command will be followed by the treat, and she will then start to anticipate by dropping the toy. From there, you can quickly get to the point that you say 'leave it' and they drop anything, even if there is no visible treat. That anything should include your finger!


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Post by Laura 123 on Sun Dec 20 2015, 10:49

Excellent. Thanks for the advice. I'll definately get that in action today while we all have fingers left lol. Thank u
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Re: Biting!!

Post by Rocco's mum on Tue Dec 22 2015, 19:07

Rocco has phases throughout the day where he's in a bitey mood. When he's like this I try to keep my fingers away from his mouth Big Grin and I give him something else to bite. He's good a lot of the time and seems to be learning that it hurts but he still forgets sometimes in a moment of excitement Big Grin
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Post by Laura 123 on Wed Dec 23 2015, 10:59

That's what i'm doing at the minute. When she starts its like she turns into a wee mini wild animal trying to dislodge a finger lol
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