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Old 06-09-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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my puppy is around 8 months old and he still loves to bite our hands. In addition he is still rowdy.

When he knows he has something he shouldn't, he runs away from us all around the house and ends up behind the sofa.

He only listens to us when he wants something. When people come around, he gets extremely happy and jumps on people.

Holding his mouth shut and saying no doesn't seem to work. I've been ignoring him when he bites to no avail.

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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hi . our pup was just the same you just have to pursist with telling him no when he bites as for the jumping up tell your guests to ignor him while he is jumping until he calm down he'll soon get the message that jumping doesn't get him any attention.

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Old 06-10-2007, 01:20 AM   #3
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I strongly suggest some obedience training. It will help you to learn all the tricks to positive re-enforcement while learning basic commands.Puppies are all about playtime, they need to learn what is and isn't acceptable in a consistant manner. Good luck to you.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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I have to agree a structured obedience class should help a great deal. In addition, when your pup jumps up, try to fold your arms & turn your back on the dog & completely ignore him. If he keeps jumping, keep turning away. If he persists, leave the room & don't even acknowledge his presence. Praise & treat calm, quiet behavior often.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:51 AM   #5
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Ha Ha, sorry your post makes me laugh as it sounds like my lab. She had the same problem, very naughty, run awy and hide under the bed, jump on everyone, grunt and groan etc!

The folding arms, turnign your back and ignoring them thing does work and I also found some great relief from a trainer I had come around the house. He showed me the halti lead/head collar thing and we used that to help train her to settle on a mat and stay. She is learning to do this when the doorbell rings now which is a relief for visitores. She does not need the halti so much now - only for walking... I think she has learnt a little more about who is boss and that I mean business. I would highly reccommend the halti, though you probably do need someone to really show you how to use it correctly as most dogs hate it at first!

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Old 06-10-2007, 07:24 AM   #6
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neilp it does sound like a class would help.
Dogs do what works for them and somehow your dog has you trained rather than the other way around. But it can be fixed.
Have a look at this for the jumpinp, it may help solve at least that problem.
Does your dog jump on people?
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:24 AM   #7
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Obedience Classes are a great idea. They will help your learn how to train your puppy.

Also, try searching NILIF - which stands for Nothing In Life Is Free. It is a method of training which makes your dog realize YOU are alpha without being harsh.

I live day to day by this method with my dogs and it really helps. If my dogs want ANYTHING from me, they have to sit. They are all required to sit before going outside and I go through the door first. They go second.

I have a 8 month old puppy who wouldn't DARE put his teeth on me or anyone. Reason being for this, if he bites I say "OW!" in a loud stern voice. I let him know verbally that it really hurt me, just like he would if another dog bit him.

For his first few weeks here he was on a leash. He quickly learned his limits and learned to stay near me. If mommy or anyone else wasn't in the room, it is off limits. This kept him out of things. Of course, we still have our occasional "Lets be a rebel and steal mommy's bra and fling it around the livingroom" sessions.

This is also a great time to work on "come." You are in control of him when he is on leash. It may seem silly at first when you are inside. If he gets into things when you are away, try crate training. It really is a life saver.

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:36 AM   #8
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I do turn around but he sometimes proceeds to bite me from behind and it hurts when I am not wearing jeans.

I will have to look into obedience training. We had some training for him at petsmart but it didn't turn out so well and he was the most energetic puppy there.

he seems to get overly excited.

Should I spray vinegar on my hand when he attempts to bite it. It seems he has something with hands and only hands. He used to love biting everywehre but that has stopped.

I also have a comment. my puppy releases the nastiest smell ever when he has to go poo-poo. I mean really weird like mutilated fish that has been left out. is this common? I mean he goes everytime this smell appears but it is one nasty smell. it doesn't even smell like what comes out.

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Should I spray vinegar on my hand when he attempts to bite it. It seems he has something with hands and only hands. He used to love biting everywehre but that has stopped.

I also have a comment. my puppy releases the nastiest smell ever when he has to go poo-poo. I mean really weird like mutilated fish that has been left out. is this common? I mean he goes everytime this smell appears but it is one nasty smell. it doesn't even smell like what comes out.

Vinegar may not work.

Here is an article that can help you for the full article see this website:

http://www.dog-obedience-training-re...om-biting.html


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How To Stop A Puppy From Biting
There a lots of proven training methods to help correct your puppies behavioral problems. Before I get into the specific techniques you can use to stop your puppy from biting, always keep these general obedience training rules in mind:

Never slap or hit your puppy in the face. This does not work! Your puppy will just think you are playing or could even become afraid of you. This may even lead to some much bigger problems than simple puppy nipping.

The general rule to stop puppy biting problems is to always encourage acceptable behavior and always discourage unacceptable behavior. To learn more about this fundamental rule of dog obedience training (including how to stop biting problems) click here.

While you are trying to stop your puppies from biting, never play tug of war, wrestling or chase type games with them. This only encourages the biting and nipping.


Whichever method you choose to train your puppy the golden rule is be consistent!. This means that you and anyone else who comes into contact with your puppy has to enforce this method every time your pup takes a nip.

If you don't clearly communicate to your dog that the biting is unacceptable, he will not know he is doing anything wrong. It's up to you to show him what is acceptable behavior, don't just expect your puppy to know this! (You are really taking on the role of his littermates for this task).

Another reason puppies can bite is if they are trying to assert their dominance over you. If this is the case with your puppy, it must be stopped immediately. When you have a dominant puppy his biting will only be the beginning of many behavioral problems. To learn how to establish your position as the dominant one in your owner-dog relationship click here.

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Old 06-24-2007, 09:33 AM   #10
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As for your " gassy " dog what re you feeding him ? Food is the culprit most of the time. Foods with gluten in them ( grain products ) are usually the major reason for horrible smelling gas.

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