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Old 12-12-2012, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive tryed the yelping trick but it dose not work she just bites down harder it makes me bleed and hurts and/or is damageing my clothes.Ive tryed to teach her the off command useing a clicker with my hands but that did not work that well.As a last resort I also tryed to hit her on the nose or head(gently) but it dose not work.Also after I get ahold of her I make her sit and lay down for afew min but once I let her go she starts attacking me again.When she is outside gets way to excited or I try to run with her prey drive? kicks in and she dose not let go and it hurts!She is three months old today and I know she is teething and or playing but im NOT a toy!
BTW she has a huge basket of all kinds of toys and a frozen chew toy....help I love her to death but I just cant tollorate her biteing
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When she bites at you, have a toy ready and redirect her attention.
Also do a loud "Eh-eh" or similar noise.
As a last resort walk away from her and ignore her or put her in a timeout- (maybe gated in kitchen) for a few minutes. Boxers hate to be ignored and she'll figure out that she gets no attention for unwanted behavior.
And last but not least - patience, persistence and repetition.
She'll "get it" eventually. I think we've all been where you are now.

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Wyatt's 7 months and sometimes still does this. Even having toys at hand he still goes after me. I have found the walk away thing to work and sometimes I go into the bedroom and close the door and give myself a timeout, usually at that point I'm so frustrated I just want to home him! Positive training!!!!' Treat anytime he's being good! Sitting beside you chewin on a bone... Give a "good boy" ( cheerleader voice) and treat. I've learned through classes, mark ( good boy/girl) and treat. Might sound dumb even when you're playing or tryin to not get attacked. Ignoring negative behavior is the key too, unless they are going to hurt themselves or seriously destroy something!


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Ive helped train service dogs and pet dogs for 2 years but I have not had a ton of puppy experince so im learning along the way with my first puppy
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We used a spray bottle of water with a stern no. It took a lot of patience and being consistent. Foe a while, if he saw the bottle, he would just go into lick Mose. LOL. Now we just say no bite and he settles down. Be patient. It is natural behavior. :-). Good luck!


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Puppy play can be crazy... snarling, snapping, growling... puppies are usually just playing.
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Phew, have I been there! My husband would come home to find me in tears some days. The only thing that really worked for me was to stop ALL play and walk away from him when he got to aggresive during play. Hang in there...it really DOES get better.
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We do not play with the Dozer unless there is a toy involved. Of course it is easier for us because there are no children in the house, but we don't get on the floor, or wrestle with him or do anything that may encourage aggression. He had a problem with biting at my husbands shoes, but DH redirects with a toy, or he stops walking and stands still. It has been a long year with the Dozer, but he might be finally coming around. Pick a practice diversion and stick with it so he knows gets the message. Our trainer said the BEST option is to teach the dog a good sit command. If sitting, he is not jumping or miss behaving. Of course, sometimes that is easier said than done.
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I read in a training book to teach the "find it" command when trying to break the jumping on you problem. The trainer said to start with having a pocketful of high value treats, and as soon as the behavior starts, throw a piece a few feet away, saying, "find it". The dog should get distracted and go get the treat. He said you'd have to repeat this training several times a day for a minimum of 28 days - no exceptions, if it was to sink in. You can also do this to ingrain a sit command, as suggested by another poster.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm tempted, b/c Dempsey (adopted adult rescue, age 5 with little training) tends to jump on me in excitement when I first get home. Right now, I'm freezing and turning away from him (crossing my arms over my chest so he can't reach my hands/fingers), refusing to look at him until he stops. If he starts up again when I turn back around, I start over and turn away from him again. He HATES that, and he's slowly improving, so there's hope! Since your pup's actually biting you, I'd definitely go to another room and shut the door until you hear him calm down. If he starts up again as soon as you open the door, close it again. I have to do this in reverse with Dempsey. He gets so excited to go outside, that he starts jumping around. He's required to sit and wait by the door until it's opened, and I've given him the "okay, go" command. If he moves, we start over.

Yes, it takes infinite patience... Sometimes, you just want to choke them, don't you? Hang in there! Persistence will pay off in the long run.
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