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If a pup nips or bites, is holding his mouth shut a good way to correct? Just holding it for like 5 or 10 secs. o_o
 

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well with lil mama.........i would yep like a hurt puppy and in the end she stopped .......that worked for me.............
 

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How about holding their mouth shut and saying "NO!". :)
 

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I posted this in another thread, that is why it pays to read other threads that relate to your problem

If you allow a dog to bite in play you are giving them the right to think it is ok to put teeth on people. I see this happen time and time again when they (the owners) freak out because the dog put teeth on them in a manner other than play. It always comes down to dogs that were allowed to mouth. If you give them the ok to put teeth on you in play then it is ok in anger of frustration. Dogs are very black and white animals when you start allowing things in one instance but not another you start to get gray and that causes confusion.

At this age the puppy should not be putting teeth on you at all and if she/he is then you need to step up the correction. My rule with puppies is they are never allowed to put teeth on human skin. Even if they do not put pressure it is wrong and they will get corrected even for the thought of teeth to skin. Then when adults they learn teeth NEVER EVER go on people in anger or play.
If your puppy tries to put teeth on you I would grab the puppy by the scruff and say a sharp "NO!" as soon as the pup stops then praise. if the scruff doesn't stop the behavior then try grabbing an ear and pinching a little. Not to rip off the puppies ear, lol, but enough to cause discomfort and stop the behavior.
Puppies should stop bitting after about 2 weeks if you correct every time.
hope that helps.
 

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Thanks once again, time to book mark this topic. :)
 

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unless the dogs are hurting each other let them play
I completely agree PK, this is the only natural way for pups to learn bite inhibition. And far too often, the pups are separated from their litter mates before this crucial lesson is learned. And even then, we have to teach them that human skin is a no, no.
 

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When Fly was little she liked to nip my hands a bit when she got caught up in play mode and almost every time I would grab her scruff, bop her nose and firmly tell her "NO BITE!" But i wouldn't make a big deal about it. I also used sour apple spray once in awhile, that way if she tagged my hand she would immediately get that sour taste in her mouth and stop. :roll:
 

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My friend actually bit her dog back, and he stopped biting.... I think it was wrong to do,but it was a bit amusing. The dog was so confused.
 

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My 4 month old pup is just starting to nip and it is a concern. She is mostly doing it when she is told no for something. It's almost like she is frustrated and she snaps her mouth at me. Tonight I was sitting on the floor and she got right in my face and I told her back and it was like it pissed her off and she snapped at me. I told her no and she then barked at me, which she never barks. I have corrected her by saying no, bopping her on her nose, grabbing her by the scruff of her neck and even flipping her over until she is submissive to me. Nothing seems to work 100%. Help!!! Is she becoming aggressive or is this just puppy defiance? I need some input. She is also loosing a lot of teeth right now, could that make her cranky? Is there a terrible 2 type thing for dogs around 4 months.
 

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Helpful Hints needed!:)

We have a pit mix that is the sweetest girl, but has some aggressive tendencies. I would like some suggestive tips before they become and issue. I also heard that pits mature at 2 and there has been stories where they turn "super aggressive." The incident that I am referring to is, a friend rescued a pit pup raised it. I am not sure in what capacity. For example, my dogs come in and out of my house. They are part of the family and are not left outside all time. Shortly after the dog turned 2, it tore apart her Dachshund dog and then came after her husband. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this. I volunteer for dog rescue and have been around many adult pits that even strangers can get in their faces. They are sweet and docile dogs as far as I know.

OK-my issue is when Belle, our pit mix, when she was a put about 11 pounds she would jump on on of our other dogs from a leaping jump from our couch and go toward the neck. You know the area where the mom dog picks up the pup. The play never seemed too rough and she was the smallest one. She used to nip and bite at my kids and we stopped that too. They still can't play chase w/ her b/c she'll nip them in the butt and she's 1yr now.

We have 3 dogs and are fostering a pup. She plays tug-of-war w/ him when we are home and no signs of aggression. They had all been doing great, so we decided to leave the pup (about 14 weeks old) out to play in the yard while we went out to dinner. When we got back home Belle had put a tooth mark in his hip and under one shoulder. Our neighbor saw it, so we are sure which dog it was. Our other 2 dogs just stood by.

We kennel the pup now when we have to go off, but they play great when we are at home. I cannot remember if we allowed her to "mouth" when she was a pup or not. She is the most assertive dog I have ever owned and def wants to be the alpha. She herds and barks the other dogs into the house when we are all out back playing and then coming back in the house. The nipping/barking at the other dogs...especially my boxer. He is so tolerant. Every now and then he puts her in her place, but he's so laid back. If she is over stimulated, like if my kids are loud or we get on the trampoline outside, she begins to chase her tail. She can't come out of the cycle of chasing her tail until we give her a command to do something else.

She's such a precious sweet girl, but I think there are some issues that we could work on and make better. I would love any advice!!! Thanks!
 

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Would like to know some answers to the last 2 posts because Dice also has the "I'm gonna bark at you when you get mad at me and tell me no" issue. Not with me but with my husband if they are playing around and then my husband will tell him something and he will bounce around and bark back at my husband. He also does it to my other dogs, like "hey, pay attention to me" or "you can't talk to me like that".

Wondering if that is just his personality and puppy play, he's only about 3 months old.
 

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Would like to know some answers to the last 2 posts because Dice also has the "I'm gonna bark at you when you get mad at me and tell me no" issue. Not with me but with my husband if they are playing around and then my husband will tell him something and he will bounce around and bark back at my husband. He also does it to my other dogs, like "hey, pay attention to me" or "you can't talk to me like that".

Wondering if that is just his personality and puppy play, he's only about 3 months old.
i would like a solution to ths too
 

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Would like to know some answers to the last 2 posts because Dice also has the "I'm gonna bark at you when you get mad at me and tell me no" issue. Not with me but with my husband if they are playing around and then my husband will tell him something and he will bounce around and bark back at my husband. He also does it to my other dogs, like "hey, pay attention to me" or "you can't talk to me like that".

Wondering if that is just his personality and puppy play, he's only about 3 months old.
yeah, he is playing, testing you IMO. 3 months he just learned how to bark, lol. you can discourage it by stopping playing, saying no BARK, until he doesn't bark anymore and then resume playing. If he barks, stop again until he is clam and resume. Basically gotta teach him in order to get your attention, no barks.
 
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i thought i was having problems w/ my pup of 2 months, I read into the problem and found out that if you yell OUCH!! when they bite, they stop and pause for a moment. It really worked for my pup, she just licks my hand when she gets close to my fingers when she plays with her rope toy. In regards to barking at you during play, you should say NO BARK!! and walk away. He/she will reflect on the inceident and miss you.
 
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