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Post by Eve's Tallulah on Tue Mar 07 2017, 21:45

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum... Smile

Just wandered if anyone else had problems with their staffy pup nipping and biting, I think she is playing but gets over excited and hurts sometimes and doesn't stop when told. I've tried her in time out, shouting ouch, telling her no etc but nothing seems to work. Sad

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

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Re: 6 month old staffy pup keeps biting

Post by GRAHAM.C on Tue Mar 07 2017, 22:06

Yes she is playing,and yes it can be a bit painful.Our Tess was exactly the same,what I did was substitute my hand with a chew stick or anything else she likes to bite on.I found that when the adult teeth were through which yours should be coming to an end with by now,it changed a lot.Tess still loves to play bite and gnaw but the pressure now wouldn't crack an egg.unless of course she get's a bit over excited,then stop the game right away.She will get better.
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Re: 6 month old staffy pup keeps biting

Post by Eve's Tallulah on Tue Mar 07 2017, 22:09

Thank you for the advice. I was starting to get worried, but will hopefully get her out of it soon. She also jumps up and nips people that come into our house like friends or the boiler man!! But I think it's her way of saying hi but not everyone sees it like that. So hoping to nip it in the bud.

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Re: 6 month old staffy pup keeps biting

Post by Mia05 on Tue Mar 07 2017, 22:30

Hiya eve's tallulah , frozen teatowel, frozen carrots ,cauliflower, are good ways of soothing gums. When your visitor knocks on the door clip the lead on your dog open the door tell the visitor to ignore your dog the reason i say clip the lead on it prevents your dog from nipping/lunging.when the visitor passes the dog get the dog to sit if they make no attempt to lunge and stay sitting give the dog a treat. The more this is practised the easier it will get . Do this maybe twice a day for ten minutes each i say twice a day as its gonna become sore if the dog nips amd bites for much longer the older they get the harder it is to train them. R
Try of possible to get someone to come to the door that doesn't see the dog often.and someone that is isn't unsure of dogs .

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Re: 6 month old staffy pup keeps biting

Post by -Ian- on Tue Mar 07 2017, 22:38

Hi ya, welcome to the forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Crystals post above has pretty much said all I would but would add when you're sitting and the play biting starts replace said hand, arm, leg with a toy so as to reinforce that toys are playthings people aren't Smile

As long as you all adhere to the same plan you'll get there in no time thumbs up


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Post by Mistys Mum on Wed Mar 08 2017, 13:36

Great advice above. Misty was a terrible mouther when we got her. We used the above techniques and also as soon as she got too excited and began mouthing we would immediately stop play. She eventually learned that by her mouthing us it meant playtime stopped which was the opposite of what she wanted.


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Re: 6 month old staffy pup keeps biting

Post by I❤dogs on Wed Mar 08 2017, 18:30

I have this to look forward to lol. We get our staffy puppy in 5 weeks. Everyone has gave you great advice. Being consistent helps, stick to your method & it should gradually stop. With puppies I always give a toy, if they still nip me I turn away. What colour is your pup
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