How I deal with Biting/Mouthing
#11
Jewels - I don't know if this is right or not but I've been in your shoes and have had many ripped articles of clothing during that period of time, not from leash correcting but my guys was a jumper, so jump, grab, rip on the way down /doh

My mother told me this when she was visiting and I am not an expert, but I have done this a couple of time, was picked up Finn and brought him to his crate for a time out. Her theory was picking him up shows him you're in control (she's a very dominating human being to begin with Tongue lol) but anyways, this weekend I actually did it because Finn and I had been outside practicing our walking and recall and then I let him have a little romp around in the field, on my way out of the field he decided he wanted to attack me when I moved, I tried to correct him with the leash, didn't stop him, tried to hold onto his collar until he calmed down, didn't stop him and I was NOT willing to get holes ripped in my new pants so I didn't know what else to do so I just picked him up and walked out of the field and brought him inside. Where he then calmed down. If I had of been at home he would have went into his crate for a 2 minute time out.

I guess my thinking is if you're struggling removing yourself from the situation, which is the ideal thing, then maybe remove HER from the situation. When I pick up Finn he stops biting me initially and then I have my hand at a point where he just can't get it if he wants to.
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#12
Thank you! I picked her up when she wouldn't stop today and she looked a bit confused, like "how did I get up here?" lol. She's currently having a time out in the kitchen. Smile
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#13
arvey has calmed down on mouthing a lot howeveer his mouthing is getting harder! You should see the bruises from the past few days that he has left. I always leave the roomwhen he bites me but for some reason this gets him very excited when I come back in he jumps up and bites and pulls on my clothes more! Sad I need something that will kick the habit quickly, at 5 months I expected him to have stopped! Grrr
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#14
Thanks for the advice. My puppy is 8 wks old now but the biting is becoming an issue. He doesn't bite hard so I've been following your advice on keeping a toy in hand with playing. It works most of the time until I let go of the toy. :/

I am noticing the Frustration behavior you mentioned. Sometime Cappuccino just runs around the room and plops on the ground. I'm starting to think I have way too many stuffed animals and not enough hard chewing toys. He sometimes does this during training sessions and no longer pays attention. What are other ways to keep him from getting Frustrated?

I'm also curious to how play time should be designated. Currently, I've been playing with him until he's completely tired. Is that fine or should there be a time limit?

May I ask- what is a trail lead?

I am so thankful everyday for having found this forum! Thanks again for this wonderful advice!
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#15
Wow - reading back on my old posts in this thread - feels like a lifetime a go! Keira is no longer an ankle grabber - except very, very rarely at the end of a walk when she's tired and lost self-discipline. For which we just stand still and ignore her until she stops, which tends to work now.

Re. Cappuccino - Maybe try using play as a training reward? It breaks up the training nicely so it remains fun and doesn't get too intensive, and also serves as a high motivator. Eg. with training the stay command (the most boring dull command ever) Keira will work really hard if she knows a good game of tug with her fleece rope is waiting for her at the end of it.

That way Cappuccino will be thoroughly stimulated - physically, mentally and socially by the end of your training session. Smile
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(04-23-2012, 10:41 AM)jewels Wrote: Wow - reading back on my old posts in this thread - feels like a lifetime a go! Keira is no longer an ankle grabber - except very, very rarely at the end of a walk when she's tired and lost self-discipline. For which we just stand still and ignore her until she stops, which tends to work now.

Re. Cappuccino - Maybe try using play as a training reward? It breaks up the training nicely so it remains fun and doesn't get too intensive, and also serves as a high motivator. Eg. with training the stay command (the most boring dull command ever) Keira will work really hard if she knows a good game of tug with her fleece rope is waiting for her at the end of it.

That way Cappuccino will be thoroughly stimulated - physically, mentally and socially by the end of your training session. Smile

Thanks but should I set a time limit for play time?
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#17
Just speaking from my own experience here, I don't set a time limit but tend to play and train in short sessions. It's often said that dogs learn better if the training sessions are kept short, fun and always end on a positive note. So, you could do a little training during tv adverts, or while you're waiting for the oven to warm up when making your evening meal. Little and often is better than a massive session. Smile
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What is a bully stick?
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#19
(06-07-2012, 04:21 AM)Farrview Wrote: What is a bully stick?

http://www.bestbullysticks.com/home/bbs/...ticks.html
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#20
Laddey is getting pretty good with furniture and shoes. I say no she drops it then i point to a toy wait till she grabs the praise her. How ever she gets these brain farts when it comes to my girlfriends panties and socks she grabs them and runs around like a mad dog. Its not like she is not stimulated enough i spend most of my time with her when im not working, cleaning, or cooking. I dont know what to do any more.
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