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Old 12-05-2017, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Teething/Biting HELL PLEASE

I need serious help with my new pup who is teething. I have tried to purchase toys and teething bones. Nothing seems to help he bites and attacks myself, my husband and our children. We adopted him from a family member who said he was about 2 months old.


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Puppies teethe / play bite, it takes a while to get them to grow out of that but some things I did & learned from others were:
-When he goes to bite you, give him a toy in place.
-When he bites, take the sides of his lips and gently push them inwards for a few seconds so he is biting himself.
-Maybe try a plush toy. My boy would destroy them within seconds but he loves soft toys. Now he doesn't ruin them at all, but it took a few years lol. Kongs are great for active chewers too..
There are also some frozen treats you can make for puppies teething, look on google for recipes.
Good luck!
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Puppies teethe / play bite, it takes a while to get them to grow out of that but some things I did & learned from others were:
-When he goes to bite you, give him a toy in place.
-When he bites, take the sides of his lips and gently push them inwards for a few seconds so he is biting himself.
-Maybe try a plush toy. My boy would destroy them within seconds but he loves soft toys. Now he doesn't ruin them at all, but it took a few years lol. Kongs are great for active chewers too..
There are also some frozen treats you can make for puppies teething, look on google for recipes.
Good luck!


Awesome sauce the making him bite himself is a little scary he would probably end up biting me. Do have tons of chewy soft and hard ones seem to be his favorite ones. I do a lot of redirecting him back to his toys. But when he gets a hold to kids clothes there is no distractions that seem to make him let go of my child. Thank you again for the advice. I will try Kong and frozen treats.


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Blu17, from what you are describing it sounds like the pup was taken from it's mother and liter at too young of an age. It is important that the pup stays with it's mother for a minimal of 8 weeks as it is in this time frame that the pup learns bite inhibition.

It is possible to train the pup not to bite or latching on to your kids clothes but it will take time and training on how to do it on your part. If it is possible, I would suggest that you take the pup for a basic training course and hire a behavior specialist trainer that can stop the biting problem fairly quick. You don't want to run the risk of one of the kids getting even accidentally nipped by a rambunctious puppy who thinks it is playing. If you want to try training it yourself do some reading here and at other sites on how to stop this behavior. Best of luck.

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I agree with Joe, get into training ASAP./ Pups removed too early can have a lifetime of issues so you want to start training quickly to master the basics. You can also try a large yelp when it gets

I went the sticking a ball in my pups mouth route, so now, even though he is almost 9, when he gets excited he runs to find a ball before he greets you
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Blu17, from what you are describing it sounds like the pup was taken from it's mother and liter at too young of an age. It is important that the pup stays with it's mother for a minimal of 8 weeks as it is in this time frame that the pup learns bite inhibition.

It is possible to train the pup not to bite or latching on to your kids clothes but it will take time and training on how to do it on your part. If it is possible, I would suggest that you take the pup for a basic training course and hire a behavior specialist trainer that can stop the biting problem fairly quick. You don't want to run the risk of one of the kids getting even accidentally nipped by a rambunctious puppy who thinks it is playing. If you want to try training it yourself do some reading here and at other sites on how to stop this behavior. Best of luck.

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Joe I have been reading and I completely agree that him being taking away from his mom to early might be the issue. However my brother in law says he was still with his mom and siblings when he got him at 2 months. I donít think I can afford a training specialist but I do plan to do training course just need to find one. Thank you again for the advice.


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I agree with Joe, get into training ASAP./ Pups removed too early can have a lifetime of issues so you want to start training quickly to master the basics. You can also try a large yelp when it gets

I went the sticking a ball in my pups mouth route, so now, even though he is almost 9, when he gets excited he runs to find a ball before he greets you


I do tell him to stop and it usually works if it is me he is biting. But when it comes to my kids he all of certain becomes hard of hearing and all bets are off.


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Are your kids old enough to be trained? lol that may help. Glad youíre trying to get a handle on this now and not when he is big with adult teeth.

I didnít finish my thought for some reason but when he bites I did a loud OUCH or yelp and immediately stopped play. Turned back even. Basically the pup needs to learn all gun stops when teeth make contact with skin. Once the dog calms down, resume play and if teeth nip again, yelp and then stop all fun.
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Agree with Ames but itís important that you just stop all play and ignore your pup. If you yell or give him any attention, even negative attention, you can inadvertently reinforce the behavior (biting) that you are trying to extinguish.
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Are your kids old enough to be trained? lol that may help. Glad youíre trying to get a handle on this now and not when he is big with adult teeth.

I didnít finish my thought for some reason but when he bites I did a loud OUCH or yelp and immediately stopped play. Turned back even. Basically the pup needs to learn all gun stops when teeth make contact with skin. Once the dog calms down, resume play and if teeth nip again, yelp and then stop all fun.


My oldest is but my younger 2 the ones he attacks the most are not really. He will jump on your back and bite at your shirt or jeans or shoes if we try the whole turn your back and ignore him.


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Agree with Ames but itís important that you just stop all play and ignore your pup. If you yell or give him any attention, even negative attention, you can inadvertently reinforce the behavior (biting) that you are trying to extinguish.


DynamicDuo how do I not give him any attention when he is shaking my sons pants leg like a rag doll with my childís leg still in the jeans?? He just not stop. Iím really trying to work with him. And I appreciate the advice.


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If your son is young enough, pick him up and leave the room. If heís not young enough have your son yelp and try to turn his back and leave the room. Itís HARD and I know it is. The other thing you can do is remove the pup and put him in a contained area where he gets no attention when he acts a fool. A kitchen or any other contained area where he is confined but not getting any attention should work. Try not to use a crate though. You donít want to associate the crate with punishment. Once the pup settles down in his contained area, let him out without any fanfare and continue about your business. Does that make sense?
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If your son is young enough, pick him up and leave the room. If heís not young enough have your son yelp and try to turn his back and leave the room. Itís HARD and I know it is. The other thing you can do is remove the pup and put him in a contained area where he gets no attention when he acts a fool. A kitchen or any other contained area where he is confined but not getting any attention should work. Try not to use a crate though. You donít want to associate the crate with punishment. Once the pup settles down in his contained area, let him out without any fanfare and continue about your business. Does that make sense?


I do try the redirecting with a toy and the Time out (not in his crate where he sleeps). I just feel like he would spend most of his time in timeout because as soon as he is back out and playing he is biting. His biting is no joke.
If you can see the picture this is what he did to my shirt today at the park.


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If he spends most of his time in time out than so be it. He needs to learn that his behavior is inappropriate. It will be some long hard days at first but he will get it. Right now he thinks heís in charge. You need to show him youíre in charge. The NILIF (nothing in life is free) theory would work well. Make him sit calmly before you give him ANYTHING. Food, treats, before heís allowed in bed or on the sofa, attention etc. and let him spend some time out but I would invest in some ear plugs lol. Itís important that you do not let him out until heís quiet and calm. He will get it but itís goinf to try your patience like nothing else for a few days. Just donít give in
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If he spends most of his time in time out than so be it. He needs to learn that his behavior is inappropriate. It will be some long hard days at first but he will get it. Right now he thinks heís in charge. You need to show him youíre in charge. The NILIF (nothing in life is free) theory would work well. Make him sit calmly before you give him ANYTHING. Food, treats, before heís allowed in bed or on the sofa, attention etc. and let him spend some time out but I would invest in some ear plugs lol. Itís important that you do not let him out until heís quiet and calm. He will get it but itís goinf to try your patience like nothing else for a few days. Just donít give in


Omg it is soo hard. And I feel really bad because I work long hours and no one is here to let him out of his crate until I get home. So I hate taking away his little freedom when he is finally out and able to run free. I love the little guy but now Iím wondering if the time he needs is more than I have to give.


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