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Old 08-14-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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hi everyone im new to the forum and i was looking for help

my germanshepherd puppy is 10 weeks old and she can get a little agressive sometimes. sometimes when im laying on the couch with a blanket on she will come up to me and start biting and pulling on the blanket and barking at me and she has a problem biting

any suggestions to my problem thanks fo the help!

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Old 08-14-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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I suspect your puppy is trying to get you to play by biting and pulling on the blanket.

Have a read of this article, and sign your pup up for a pre-school class:

http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...ite-inhibition

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I also suggest get it out to puppy classes ASAP, it sure helps them a bunch. It does not pay to have a puppy and stay home with it, it needs alot of training of NO NO, etc. It will enjoy this and so will u learn to teach it properly.

This link I dug up has alot about agressive which I hate to use as a puppy is not that, just out going, but read and hope it helps until u enroll it in classes:

http://www.googobits.com/articles/24...ve-biting.html
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I suspect your puppy is trying to get you to play by biting and pulling on the blanket.

Have a read of this article, and sign your pup up for a pre-school class:

http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...ite-inhibition
This is a great article with super information. ALL puppy biting is play biting. This is how puppies play. Put 2 or more puppies on the floor together and watch them play. They will spend the next hour or so biting each other on the tail, legs, neck, snout, ears, anything they can grab and they will be loving it.

Puppies don't have hands and fingers like we do to hold things and play with them. They only have a mouth to hold things so that is what they use. They use their little mouths for everything and their little teeth are very sharp.

It's not difficult to teach them to be careful with their mouths with us sissy humans. If you follow the information in the above article, you will soon teach your puppy how sensitive we are when it comes to being bitten. :smile:

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Hello german shepherd and welcome to the forum!

It is very rare for puppies to have such a bad temperament as to be considered "aggressive" at 10 weeks. What you are describing sounds like normal play behavior.

Why not have a look at our FAQ section? There is plenty of info there to help new puppy owners. To help you stop the nipping, try this thread:
How to: Stop puppy biting / nipping

Good luck!
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You have got awesome advice so far, read up and use it.
Id just like to add, its not aggression it is all perfectly natural, your puppy is just a healthy handful german shepherd with energy and playfulness. Personally I love when the chew on my hands and I am in there wrestling around most of the time bruised and bit to no end. They usually grow out of it anyhow. Enjoy the ppuppy time while it last and puppy school is an awesome thing

Good luck, welcome to the forum and please post a ton of pictures!
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