Play biting - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums
Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums
Go Back   Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums > Introductions > Welcome to Boxer Forums

BoxerForums.com is the premier Boxer Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2019, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
New User
 
Mooseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 20
Default Play biting

Anyone have any good tips about okay biting? Loudly “yipping” and acting hurt makes him think we are playing and gets him more excited. Sour apple “no bite” worked for a day but still didn’t deter him from biting feet or hAnds, he seems to have a decent grasp on bite inhibition because he won’t bite hard anymore, but he still has his biting frenzy’s a couple times a day.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mooseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-05-2019, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Power User
 
CynBoxerMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 578
Default

Keep toys handy (it may take you a bit to remember to do this) and tell him no or no bite when he tries to get you, and give him the toy he can have, praise him for biting the toy and be consistent doing this.

If he's secure and can't get to you, you can also tell him no or no bite and then turn away from him and ignore him for a few seconds- even walk away if needed and come back after he's settled.

Consistency is key in training and you definitely want him to know now that biting hands or feet is not a game nor allowed. So many things may be cute when they are little, but they can lead to bad habits and incidents when they are older. You are doing the right thing addressing it now.

These are things that worked for us. I'm sure you'll get some input from others too.
CynBoxerMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
New User
 
Mooseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 20
Default

I’ve only had him for 2 week but Iv been replacing my hand/foot with a toy and walking away when he nips. I understand it will take time with these methods and Iv been no nonsense with him when it comes to his play biting, I haven’t seen much of an improvement as if yet. I don’t expect it to happen overnight I just wanted to see if anyone had any success with a method I may not have heard about yet.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mooseman is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-05-2019, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
chip18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dayton NV
Posts: 4,801
Default

Yeah by and large that is fairly normally. You can do what you want of course but I have a pretty threshold for that kinda crap myself.

And I can pretty much guarantee if you you use your "Big Voice" once and say ... "NO BITE!!!He won't do it again.
__________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaru1pvCHOU

Gunther Mastiff/Pit Mix 2000-2010
Heidi Brindel Boxer 2000-2000
Struddell White Boxer 2003-2013
Stewie Boxer/Pit Mix 2000-2001
Rocky BLK Over Size Wl GSD 2007-2017
chip18 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
BoxerForums Addict
 
Lindar51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,737
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
Anyone have any good tips about okay biting? Loudly “yipping” and acting hurt makes him think we are playing and gets him more excited. Sour apple “no bite” worked for a day but still didn’t deter him from biting feet or hAnds, he seems to have a decent grasp on bite inhibition because he won’t bite hard anymore, but he still has his biting frenzy’s a couple times a day.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mine would do this when he got overly tired. First he would play and we would do the yelp and the stern NO BITE and we would give him toys but he would just act a bit crazy still. Not wanting to associate his crate with punishment when he got like this we we take a potty break then I'd bring him in and crate him. Every time he slept for about 2 hours. LOL We finally figured out he was over tired just like a toddler. Our boxer will turn 5 in September. He is the best dog we have ever owned. He never ever puts his mouth on a human even in play but he will lick you. LOL
__________________
Lindar51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2019, 09:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Advanced User
 
Matt74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 862
Default

Unfortunately I think it just comes down to managing it the best you can.

Fortunately it usually only last about 6 months.

Not a fan of the yelping or ignoring. I found the yelping thing, at least with the pups I had, would make them come even harder. Kind of like how a dog will go harder at a toy that squeaks.

I used three different methods.
1st was a stern "No" followed by redirection with a toy. If the the pup took the toy, lots of praise.
2nd was turning it into a training session with treats/kibble. Redirect and train simple commands like, sit, stay, paw,etc. The easy stuff. Bad thing is training sessions at that age shouldn't really go anywhere past 10-15 minutes.
3rd if none of the above worked, the pup got leashed and lost freedom and if was still not listening or trying to bite the leash he got crated.

All pups are different and will react differently to different methods. I would just try different things and see what works best for you.
Matt74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2019, 06:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
Intermediate User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 30
Default

I guess chew bones n teething ring work
RODERICK is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum