my 6 month old pup bites & chews our hands when we pet her etc.Suggestions to stop this? will she grow out of this?
We do tell her no and give her a toy when she does this. But we would like to be able to pet her. i know its part of teething, right? when does teething usually end? She has already lost several baby teeth.
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Cry out as though she's hurt you and turn away from her.
Normally teething would be over by about 6 or 7 months.
Re eating things in the yard I would give her plenty to chew. The jump n jack Kongs are good because you can stuff them with things such as spread cheese or meat paste etc, put them in a bag and freeze them. This will help with the teething.
She's probably telling you that she wants her toy. She might have misconstrued your redirection with the toy. This can work for some dogs, but a lot of "bad" dogs I work with, it started out with this method, and they were just confused is all.
If this makes any sense to you, here is what you do. When she starts biting completely stop the interaction. Don't yell, when she bites, stiffen your body like a statue, move into her space to back her down or if she is in your lap, put her down on the floor and then completely ignore any advances for protection. Do this intermittently throughout the day and you will see improvement. You will be able to pet her for longer periods, and she will start to back off herself or jump off of you as soon as she bites. Once she starts doing this then you can add a sound, a stern no, or whatever language you use for her that she would recognize as bad.
Maggie Mae answered on 4/11/12. Helpful? / 1
Also in addition to the answer below my comment is if she were to bite you when you are about to pet her, take your hand away and say eh. or a stern no. and then ignore her.
Carter answered on 4/13/12. Helpful? / 0