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Old 12-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Some help would be nice....

Ok so I have an APBT. She is going to be 2 in January. Here is where I need the help. When we (my wife and kids) get home and let her out her kennel she is a lightning bolt. I know they have lots of energy so we have learned how to deal with her excitement. Now here is the part I need help with. Lately she goes up to mu wife and pretty much puts my wife's arm in her mouth and chews on it. We know its not aggression because there are no sign of any, just excitement. Is there any way that we can correct this? I have only had her for about 6 weeks or so. I want to correct this because I have small children and I dont want my kids to get hurt by her actions. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That sounds like a pup who was allowed to "mouth" people when she was younger. It's not the end of the world it just needs correction. The thing about the correction for it is that it takes absolute consistency. She needs the correction every single time with no exceptions.

As for method, people have slightly different ways of doing it and the method itself is less important than the consistency of it.

Personally, I used to make a low, sharp, "NO". Like a growl almost. And I didn't move whatever was being chewed (hand, arm, foot, whatever). The point was to make the dog let go without you taking it away. Then when the dog stopped, I would praise him in a different voice than the correction. Like a high pitched "girly" voice. You'll feel stupid but it works.

We had a similar problem in our house in that when Nitro was a pup, my wife had never had a dog before and she was the one being chewed on, not me. I found that she (my wife) had to be the one to do the corrections not me. If I corrected the dog for chewing my wife, I was undermining her authority and making it worse and Nitro would be less inclined to listen to her. Once I was able to get my wife's head around it and make her understand what she had to do and that I couldn't do it for her, she was fine. It took her no time to get it under control and we've never had a problem since then (2004-ish). Getting all the humans in the house to be "above" the dogs is the main thing.

Check out the Training section of the site, you'll find lots of other threads on the same topic and see other people's solutions.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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That sounds like puppy behavior. Interesting that she's doing it now, unless somebody has been encouraging her. From the sounds of it, she's trying something new to demand attention. For now, I would treat it the same as puppy biting. In other words, when she does it, you scream like a puppy -- high pitched "ow!!!!" -- and then you turn away and ignore her. (A lot of times the noise itself will stop a dog in its tracks.) Walk away and leave the room if need be. When you come back, tell her to sit or do something else polite before you give her attention. If she doesn't get the "reward" she's seeking for her mouthing behavior, it should eventually extinct itself.

It also sounds like you might need to do a bit more for her exercise needs if she's that keyed up and needy. Just letting her out in a fenced yard is not going to get 'er done. She needs good, focused cardio to shake off that mad energy. Springpole, flirtpole, treadmill, fetch, tug, running next to a bike or a jogger, etc. Doing the polite greeting and then going into the exercise is a good way to reward her for good behavior.

*Disclaimer* Giving training advice over the internet is kind of a crapshoot. If you're still having problems, make sure you consult a trainer/behaviorist.
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far as the energy goes .. get that dog some work! A tired dog is a happy
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Ok so I have an APBT. She is going to be 2 in January. Here is where I need the help. When we (my wife and kids) get home and let her out her kennel she is a lightning bolt. I know they have lots of energy so we have learned how to deal with her excitement. Now here is the part I need help with. Lately she goes up to mu wife and pretty much puts my wife's arm in her mouth and chews on it. We know its not aggression because there are no sign of any, just excitement. Is there any way that we can correct this? I have only had her for about 6 weeks or so. I want to correct this because I have small children and I dont want my kids to get hurt by her actions. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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It's called mouthing and just needs to be corrected when she does it tell her no you can put your hands around her muzzle and press down firmly while saying no in a stern voice and then redirect that behavior to a toy. My dog's mother does this(she's 3) and so did my boy all the way up to about 6 months before he completely stopped. Every now and again when he get's extremely excited he may mouth and I correct him in his tracks. Dog's catch on quickly if your consistent with corrections even the hard headed dogs will eventually get it and stop the behavior. Nothing to be alarmed by it's typical puppy behavior that stemmed into adulthood because it wasn't corrected early on.

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