|Barked: Tue Jul 16, '13 6:55am PST |
|I understand not having the money for a trainer, but not the time? If you don't have the TIME for a trainer and training sessions with your dog, how do you hope to accomplish getting your dog past this? Honestly, if this isn't nipped in the bud NOW, it could escalate into dangerous behavior later on. At his age, he doesn't sound aggressive. He sounds energetic and untrained. Basically, it's one of those, "OMG, someone new is coming into the yard, PLAY!" and the play is in the inappropriate form of biting at these guests. If the other dogs being around or not makes that much of a difference, it's also likely that they're the ones amping up this excitement.
Filling a yard full of toys WILL NOT REMEDY THE SITUATION, AT ALL.
This is something you should be doing DAILY training sessions with him on, by having friends or guests that come over, and having him on a leash so you can control him, or have the guests turn and leave as soon as he starts biting. Biting = people going away. Sitting politely = pets and rewards. It's NOT hard to teach a puppy these things. Whether or not you're committed to it is another thing entirely.
I don't think you fully understand the issues that can crop up if this isn't tackled NOW.
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