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Old 02-28-2006, 05:55 AM   #1
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Exclamation My puppy won't stop biting me

Hey, ive got a 7 week old jack russell/yorkie cross and he's got into a terrible biting habit already.

My little jackie, a 7 week old yorkie/russell mix gets in a lot of trouble. He bites feet and all that. The veterinarian told me to give him benadryl to calm him down; I found a chart here: http://www.anydogrescue.org/benadryl-for-dogs/ should I just follow the instructions and keep disciplining him?

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Old 02-28-2006, 08:29 AM   #2
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One way that's pretty effective is, when the pup starts biting, to stick your thump on the bottom of his mouth and pinch between the tip of your thumb and the fingers that are outside of the mouth, below the jaw. Just a quick pinch should do it as dogs really don't like that (this came from our puppy trainer). If your pup doesn't seem to mind, you're likely not doing it hard enough (it does take a bit of force). That really helped to break our dog of biting hard when she was little.

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Think ive seen it somewhere , that when using the "ouch" technique, you dont move the hand or foot away after saying " ouch"
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Another thing that always worked with our pup for numerous things was having a spray bottle with water handy. A couple of quick squirts in the face, and the pup always backed off, be it from jumping on the table or whatever.

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thanks ill try it xx

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Old 03-02-2006, 12:55 AM   #6
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Please don't use a water bottle, what are you going to do when your dog digs up in the backyard? Run after him with the water hose?

I also wouldn't recommend pinching your dog on his jaw to stop biting. He may become fearful when being touched on his jaw, and that could escalate into a problem later on when you need your hands in his mouth, not excluding the vet. It makes me think of someone who used to hit his dog with a newspaper because he was peeing inside.




Why not go to puppy school?

They'll teach you how to discipline your dog. And it will work.


I guarantee you that taking obedience classes (puppy classes for you) will save you TONS of time, money, and frustration. Choosing the best dog trainer is also the key to sucessful training, so make sure you get a reputable trainer, which teaches both positive & negative stimulus.

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Our dog absolutely loves swimming and playing in the hose, and the water bottle trick is still very effective. It's produced absolutely no ill effects, though our dog is a water dog to begin with.

And, for the record, the jaw pinching trick came from our puppy class instructor who has run a very successful puppy/dog training business for the last 30 years.

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my dog when she was a pup used to always bite our ankles when we ran up the backyard and if we rode our pushbikes and motorbikes around the yard so we said in a firm voice NO and she backed off, but we didnt have her since 7 weeks, we had her from 18 months so that would be a problem being 7 weeks as most pups that age like to play and stuff so i would say just try to teach it bye saying no and if that doesnt work try just pushing it away gently and see if that works.

Sorry if that sounds harsh but thats how i trained my dog and it worked

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How are you getting on?

My pup also bites constantly and I dont know how to stop him. Ive tried saying no, no biting, leave, pushing him away, ignoring him, but he still bites! He bites hands, feet, legs, our clothes, arms, and even in the face if gets close enough!

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i was told to say "ouch" loudly when she nipped , but NOT to move the hand , foot etc away. Dont know if this correct but it worked.
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