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Old 04-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #1
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I finally, for the first time since we got Cocoa, had a painfree evening with her. The secret? I wore big thick gloves! Kind of felt like it was cheating....

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lol. was that to stop the teath?

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Yes! And it was the most wonderful thing I have discovered since I got her. Maybe now my hands will begin to heal.

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:41 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good idea, now you can focus on what you need to do to get her to stop nipping without worrying about the pain.
Don't call it 'cheating' just call it a 'training aid.'
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Just as long as the pup doesn't view the gloves as another toy it's not cheating. Now time for a bit of obedience training and becoming the alpha of the pack :-)) Coco needs to earn his food, toys and affection from you.

One thing is before you feed him he needs to learn to sit patiently or lay down before the food dish is put on the floor. If a sharp yelp or a no doesn't work or distracting him with another toy from nipping it's time to get a professional to help you deal with this. If you allow it now you won't be very happy with it once he's an adult. Dog should never use their mouths on people.

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One thing is before you feed him he needs to learn to sit patiently or lay down before the food dish is put on the floor. If a sharp yelp or a no doesn't work or distracting him with another toy from nipping it's time to get a professional to help you deal with this. If you allow it now you won't be very happy with it once he's an adult. Dog should never use their mouths on people.
I tried this when I fed her this morning but she didn't understand what I was wanting her to do. I was trying to get her to sit before feeding but she just jumped around and completely ignored me. How do I get it through to her what I'm wanting?

I believe training me is going to be more difficult than training her!

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Just as long as the pup doesn't view the gloves as another toy it's not cheating. Now time for a bit of obedience training and becoming the alpha of the pack :-)) Coco needs to earn his food, toys and affection from you.
Actually she did seem to see them as a toy. I didn't think anything was wrong with that since if she were biting my hands I would try to distract her away from them with a toy. Isn't it okay for her to think that is what I am doing with the gloves?

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I tried this when I fed her this morning but she didn't understand what I was wanting her to do. I was trying to get her to sit before feeding but she just jumped around and completely ignored me. How do I get it through to her what I'm wanting?

I believe training me is going to be more difficult than training her!
If she knows "sit" and is simply ignoring you then put the bowl away and go off and do something else, like watch TV or clean house, anything to ignore her. I am assuming she knows the "sit" command. If she doesn't then she needs to learn that first.

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Actually she did seem to see them as a toy. I didn't think anything was wrong with that since if she were biting my hands I would try to distract her away from them with a toy. Isn't it okay for her to think that is what I am doing with the gloves?
Sounds like she might think your hands are the toy. I would carry out whatever plan you want to stick with (ignoring, yelping, whatever) but not encourage her to bite your gloves. I think that is trading one problem for another.
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If she knows "sit" and is simply ignoring you then put the bowl away and go off and do something else, like watch TV or clean house, anything to ignore her. I am assuming she knows the "sit" command. If she doesn't then she needs to learn that first.



Sounds like she might think your hands are the toy. I would carry out whatever plan you want to stick with (ignoring, yelping, whatever) but not encourage her to bite your gloves. I think that is trading one problem for another.
She doesn't know sit yet. I will start focusing mainly on learning that. Her attention span is little to none and she wants to play more than learn.

I agree about the gloves. I will work on not relying on them but doing something to teach her not to nip.

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Are you in an obedience class? You really need to be. It sounds like you need to learn how to train her. And, if she views the gloves as toys, you're in big trouble. Take them off and teach her not to bite.
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