Originally Posted by MyBlueEyedBoi
I got my little APBT
puppy named Wiz about 2 weeks ago. He has been introduced to my female border collie for a week now. He is 9 weeks old. They have the most closest bond any dogs I have ever owned have. Tex my border collie is a fixed female and has never had a litter she just turned 3 yesterday. Wiz usually tries to nurse on her and she will let him for how ever long he feels the need to do it. He also will bite right behind her front arm and wont let go she walks and drags him, she never tried to bite or be ugly to him when he looks like hes aggravating her like she has to other puppies that have been around her or has lived with her. How can I egt him to stop when they live together I hate to separate them because he screams like someone is killing him. I plan on starting basic training with him tomorrow. Is there anything I can do?
He's just being a pup, so nothing to worry about.
Since your female is a Border Collie, and not an ApBT
, things should be much easier for you.
However, never allow them together, ever, without your supervision.
As for training, don't push too much too soon.
Everyone likes to train pups, but remember, he is just a pup.
I normally wait until the name is mastered, the sit command learned, as well as stay,
but most of all, until after the pup is fully potty trained.
I feel too many people go outside for help, and pay for what they can do themselves.
A well bred ApBT
is a smart dog, some may say, too smart.
I have to spell words at times to fool my dogs.
Some can open doors, fridges, cabinets, and know how to escape from crates (I have to lock them shut.)
Also open crate to let another out. (I'll never keep two indoor dogs again!)
So when the pup is hanging on to her, just pick him up to end it.
Then distract him with something else. Get strong chew toy to play with. Pups like to bite.
Soon, he'll pick up play time ends when he bites her.
Btw, NEVER give in to his whining, EVER! Never respond to a whine.
That will cause greater problems, and he'll use it to get his way.