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noelie
17th January 2007, 03:03 PM
Hi,

I have a puppy 9 weeks old. He keeps biting and I want to try and curb this.

Any suggestions??

arasara
17th January 2007, 03:15 PM
He's just a puppy,... That's what they do!! :flwr:

If he bites YOU in particular I would say "OUCH!" and ignore him redirect him to something more appropriate to chew on. Make sure he has plenty of things to chew on. !! It does stop as they get older.. Hope this helps! :flwr: :flwr:

Linda
17th January 2007, 04:52 PM
When a puppy bites, I have always been told my breeder and many others to always Yelp loudly enough to make them think they have hurt you. Continue to do this and hopefully it should stop.

I would also re-direct like Sara already mentioned and give him lots of chews.

You could always wet a facecloth and tie it in a knot and freeze it, this helped Darby. :D :D :D :D :D

estertje
17th January 2007, 05:09 PM
Yes, they'll normally stop when you 'cry' when he bites, also when he does it, try teaching him that when he wants to bite, he can bite stuff but not in anything he wants: Each time you notice he's biting, distract him with a toy and so he'll learn to bite the toy instead of something else. BE CONSEQUENT! Never let him do it or else he'll think 'hey, sometimes I can!' and he'll try each time again because mlaybe this is the time he can! It worked with Sam! There are a lot of options in chewingtoys, make sure you get something he enjoys and that lasts a bit. At your local store they'll know what you need for you doggy.

Hope it's a bit clear what I meant?

Dottie
17th January 2007, 08:30 PM
Your puppy is still very much a tiny baby .... he is just teething like a human baby does! Like others said, be sure he has some chew toys to teeth on, and just yelp when he bites YOU! ;)

Natalie
17th January 2007, 08:35 PM
yep same advice as others saying ouch does work and get everyone to do it. Also make sure no one's playing games with her to tease her and using there fingers as play toys. I know when lady bites a lot it's cos she tired and doesn't want to go to sleep and miss anything i swear this dog gets more and more like a baby every day. We try a timeout in a safe ares such as play pen for a couple of minutes and that always works cos she knows that she went too far. Could you try distracting her and wear her out by playing fetch or do basic training such as sit, down. hope that helps.

Cicero's Mummy
17th January 2007, 08:42 PM
Welcome to the world of puppies! http://tinypic.com/4hvji1u.jpg

Try telling her a sharp "NO!" when she nibbles your hand (or anything you don't want her nibbling) and then give her a toy she can chew on.

noelie
18th January 2007, 06:56 PM
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I have given him plenty of toys etc.
I will try your suggestions and C what happens.

Noelie :D