|Barked: Fri Dec 21, '12 8:27am PST |
|Yelp and move certainly didn't work for Mulder as a puppy either, who was high drive and took that as some sort of challenge. "Oh that hurt? Good, need to bite harder..."
What I did, was a crate time "chill out". If he would get into a mood and start going at it particularly hard, I would calmly lead him to the crate and leave him in there for 5-6 mins until he calmed down. Then he got to come back out and try again... if he started up again, rinse and repeat.
You just have to be careful not to make it a "punishment", as you don't want the dog to associate negative things with his crate. Don't scold him or put him in there too roughly, gently lead him. Try putting a kong or other good toy in there with him, or give him something else to chew on.
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