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Old 01-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I HAVE A 13 week old pup and does the same exact thing...they're going through their "teenage" phase right now. Drives ya nuts right? lol
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I have a 3 1/2 month old male boxer named Murphy. He is crate trained and house trained ...well for the most part. He answers to his name most of the time. It took him a few days to learn sit and I swear it took all of about 20 mins to learn shake with both paws and lay down. He was pretty well behaved the first 3 weeks. The past week it seems like it happened overnight but when you pet him he wants to start biting. If your wearing shorts he's grabbing on to the bottom of your shorts. He always bites feet and when we try correcting this he thinks were playing with him. I take him outside first thing in the morning and as soon as I open the crate he follows me to the door. Now when I go to take him outside he leaves the crate and walks around. I call his name to come to me he stops and looks then continues on to what he's doing until I start walking towards him. Any suggestions.


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Old 01-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I love this!! My baby girl Isabel is exactly the same!! She is 3 months old. My kids love it that she chases feet. I'm not exactly thrilled about it. I just figured she would out grow it. I think they are fun at this age. It is like having a toddler all over again. I'm glad I get to be home all day with her though!!


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Old 01-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Cool, Bruno has gotten a lot better as well. He only has some of his adult teeth, but his nippiness has gone wayyyy down. Guess the work is paying off . I nearly bought one of those treat things but changed my mind after reading the ingredients when I realized you could only use their treats with it.
He learned how to get the whole treat out in about 10 mins now but it has a middle section and you can put small treats inside doesn't matter what kind and it works just as good


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Old 01-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The only suggestion I have is to train him the "Leave it" and "Come" command. I do treat training for my 2, who are very easily distracted. The trick is to have something that is "more valuable" in their eyes with you to get their attention. Like a toy or a treat....not sure what Murphy considers "currency" some like toys, some like treats...whatever his "currency" is use that to get the desired action, then, when he obeys TONS OF PRAISE AND ATTABOYS!!!! Too let him know that you approve of the behavior. The "watch me" command is also a very handy command. If there is a certain thing that you do not want him chewing on, you approach him say "no" and exchange it for something he can have. Don't take away something without exchanging it for something he can have. Never have him come to you to correct or else he will never come to you on command, he will associate that coming to you means correction or disappointment, so he will not come. Remember if you want to correct him on a behavior....always approach him, never have him come to you then correct him. He will associate coming to you as bad. Coming to you, needs to be fun and rewarding at all times, with his "currency" in hand and a happy excited voice. Because when you need it the most, like getting out of the way of an angry dog or a vehicle the command is going to save his life. "Come" means "drop what you are doing and come to me". It take a while to train this command but it is well worth it. Hope this helps.
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So normal! We are going through the same. Be firm with him through your voice and let him know your the master. These are the tough times, but enjoy them


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your baby is gonna go through so many stages, so he will be changing. like some said teenage years or psycho stage lol. Be firm with him and make sure he knows your the boss, in charge. Our dually was a biter, no so much with me but my fiance. We do an immediate "Aaaat" and thats it. then i ask her for kisses and i usually get them. she knows shes not supposed to and she has gotten alot better.

i just printed off some articles on Nothing in life is free (nilif), i know some others use this method and i hope to get working with Dually on it once i read up on it.

he is still very young and just be firm and consistent, not harsh but firm. it will all be good
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