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Raven is 10 weeks and has been to one puppy class. There have been no issues with biting until now. When she did start biting I would correct her with a stern "no bite" and redirect to a chew toy. That worked for a few days. Now when she bites she refuses to redirect and starts barking and lunging at me. I correct her, remove her from the situation and put her in the crate. We also have a 12 year old blind Shih Tzu that she absolutely terrorizes with her nipping. I want to get this behavior under control! Any suggestions?

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I'd keep doing what you are doing, she will eventually get the message or outgrow the phase. Good luck!
 

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Oh my, I forgot how much fun the puppy stage is! Today was a good day. My male finally played with her. He has been growling and shunning her. Today he wore her out. Between training and supervising play l too am exhausted. Should be a quiet night!!
 

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My dog, Poker, taught me that to be very patient. I learned that trying to correct his nipping habit. I thought it would take forever but eventually, it came along. Or has he just grown tired of the habit? I don't know but I am glad that it's over. :clap:
 

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Oh my, I forgot how much fun the puppy stage is! Today was a good day. My male finally played with her. He has been growling and shunning her. Today he wore her out. Between training and supervising play l too am exhausted. Should be a quiet night!!
Sounds like your boy knew you needed a break, if this continues you've got it made!!
 

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I use plastic bottle filled with little rock every time he bites or touches something I do not want him to touch(like trying to take off my shoes while I am on the backyard) I shake the bottle, it just scares him a bit. We got to the point when I just pick up that bottle and he stopes.
 

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Boomer is keeping her pretty worn out, but she still gets in her piranha mode. I'm going to try the plastic bottle with the rock.
 

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You have to watch with the bottle, though. You can create a behavior where every time they see a plastic bottle, they get scared. That can eventually lead to a whole lot of other unwanted behaviors. Better to teach them the correct behavior than to scare the shit out of them to discourage the bad behavior.
 

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Luna Rae is almost 9 months and she has started running up to people and nipping them when walking off leash. I know this is attention seeking behavior..but I do not know how to correct her. Any thoughts?
 

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Luna Rae is almost 9 months and she has started running up to people and nipping them when walking off leash. I know this is attention seeking behavior..but I do not know how to correct her. Any thoughts?
I would keep her on leash and teach her when she approaches people to sit until she settles down and then allow her to gently greet people. Does she know off or leave it? My big buy is fearful and I've learned that the best way for visitors to greet him is for them to ignore him and allow him to approach them to say hello - if I give them a treat to offer him he will be their best bud!
 

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We are going through something similar with Uhtred. When we are sitting watching TV (or basically doing anything that does not involve playing with him) he'll run get dirty laundry out of the closet, steal a pen from the table... anything so that we have to stop what we're doing and chase him.
What's worked really well for us is putting a leash on him and doing the "sit on the dog" thing. Puts an end to the behavior without rewarding him, and when his time out is over, he behaves. For awhile.
 

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We are going through something similar with Uhtred. When we are sitting watching TV (or basically doing anything that does not involve playing with him) he'll run get dirty laundry out of the closet, steal a pen from the table... anything so that we have to stop what we're doing and chase him.
What's worked really well for us is putting a leash on him and doing the "sit on the dog" thing. Puts an end to the behavior without rewarding him, and when his time out is over, he behaves. For awhile.
Zoe sees leash time quite often in the evenings or anytime she gets into what a call the tired toddler mode - going around looking for anything and everything to get into or picking at our older pup trying to get him to play - once the leash goes on within a minute or two she lays down and passes out - peace finally.
 

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Luna Rae get's so excited when people and other dogs come into our little happy zone. Getting her to sit.... Maybe I should have her sit when we first spot them? And if she does not sit to turn our backs and walk in the other direction?
My 4 year old dog also walks with us.
Thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate your help!
 

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Luna Rae get's so excited when people and other dogs come into our little happy zone. Getting her to sit.... Maybe I should have her sit when we first spot them? And if she does not sit to turn our backs and walk in the other direction?
My 4 year old dog also walks with us.
Thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate your help!
Yes, she needs to learn to be off leash - so go back to leash and make her sit and stay as soon as you seen somebody approaching and keep her there until they pass or she settles down. She will eventually learn. My big guy did - but he had to outgrown the terrible teens first. I've got a while to go with Zoe :(
 

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Kai has just started this...he wiggles like crazy and woofs and wants to go up to the other dog. We have never allowed this. My daughter usually puts him in a down until they pass or sometimes she does the turn about a few times until he directs his attention on her. He was doing so well but all of a sudden he wants to bark at other dogs. I guess its the teenage year as he will turn 1 in 2 days. Work in progress still....
 

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Luna Rae is almost 9 months and she has started running up to people and nipping them when walking off leash. I know this is attention seeking behavior..but I do not know how to correct her. Any thoughts?
Well...yeah, if you can't control your dog...keep them on a leash!

Then start to learn how to "properly" train your dog,:
http://www.boxerforums.com/training/171489-training-management-leadership.html

Learn how to use a "proper tool" to walk your dog:
http://www.boxerforums.com/training-behavior/179513-slip-lead-leash.html

Since your dog already has a people issue, it would behoove you to follow my policy teach your dog to ignore people and other dogs! That looks like this:

Leerburg | Who Pets Your Puppy or Dog

And do this:
Energy - it's all about confid-tude

And train the place command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIGq_5r0DeE
The Magic Of Duration Work | The Good Dog Life Blog

More can be found if you follow this thread:
http://www.boxerforums.com/training-behavior/181698-trying-not-throw-towel-dog.html

And finally ask questions! Welcome aboard. :)

Already covered the Dog Park thing...just a guess.
 

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My puppy is now almost 11 weeks old. I am amazed at how smart he is learning tricks (but i have to keep the sessions short or he gets impatient and starts growling and barking). he also nips and attacks feet and pant legs and shoe laces. i try to turn my back and ignore him if i don't have something to give him to redirect him. the issue i seem to be having is that he is so excited that if i say no or really anything else to him, it gets him more excited and he barks more. the other thing is, he doesn't love treats or his toys as much as he loves nibbling on us. so he looks at the alternative and would rather just continue doing what hes doing because he likes treats, he doesn't love them though.
 

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My puppy is now almost 11 weeks old. I am amazed at how smart he is learning tricks (but i have to keep the sessions short or he gets impatient and starts growling and barking). he also nips and attacks feet and pant legs and shoe laces. i try to turn my back and ignore him if i don't have something to give him to redirect him. the issue i seem to be having is that he is so excited that if i say no or really anything else to him, it gets him more excited and he barks more. the other thing is, he doesn't love treats or his toys as much as he loves nibbling on us. so he looks at the alternative and would rather just continue doing what hes doing because he likes treats, he doesn't love them though.
I wouldn't worry yet, keep doing what you are doing. Boxer puppies seem to be ankle biters at this age. Most likely he will outgrow it and will soon develop a taste for treats. Does he like his food? You can use it as a redirection treat, or just crate him for a time out until he settles down. Good luck!
 
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