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Old 11-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So when I play with kilo normal play or rough housing all he really wants to do is bite normally it's not bad he never breaks skin or even really bite hard. But it gets to be a pain in the rear. Is there anyway to play and break him of that habit of bottling/snapping?

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have that problem too. Maggie just never grew out of it and nothing seemed to work in training her not to do it. I just stop playing with her if the nipping gets too rough. She's the same way though. Doesn't mean any harm. It's just all fun and games to her.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We had this problem with Karma.

Since going to obedience classes the last month she has stopped when given the proper command.

Practise it all the time. Be consistant. Don't always stop the play and end it. We found that if we consistantly stop the play every minute or so and have her settle and sit for 10 seconds and then resume play. We will continue doing this throughout the play time. So when you are ready to finish the play time it won't be as difficult as you have been "practising" it throughout the play. I find that Karma doesn't get as worked up as she used now that we do this and she will settle much easier. At first we used treats to lure her into a settle/sit. Now we don't need them and and just use the toy we are playing with.

Although with the obedience training Karma and I have established a fantastic relationship with each other. She has come to respect me as her leader and understands what i ask of her. I am so thrilled with the process of obedience training that I recommend that if you haven't done any to go and give it a try. Yes, it is a lot of work but it is very rewarding!

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