|Barked: Thu Jan 17, '13 7:29pm PST |
|You just brought her home today??? She is NOT going to learn to stop biting you after one day!!! This is what puppies do.....they mouth and explore the world with their mouth, when they are with their litter mates they bite each other, that is how they interact....it is our job to show them when and what the proper time and things are to bite......not to stop the biting but to redirect.
Instead of holding her mouth shut, (which in my opinion will not work and I would bark at you if you held my mouth shut also) when she bites you say off and give her one of her toys to show her what to bite and what is allowed. You will of course have to teach her the "off" command. Teach this by holding treats in your closed fist hand and let her sniff and lick your hand which she may do for a long, but use the cue "off" and when she pulls away from your hand even for a second give her a treat promptly and tell her good girl or click or whatever method you are using. That way when she learns what the off word is, and is biting your hand say it and give her something she can chew on. I have had Lexus, a 6 month old Husky pup for about 3 or 4 weeks now, and she was biting like crazy at first for a while, but after working on this she has improved greatly.....not perfect, but keep in mind they are 'children' and need to be reminded and kept up on training every day.
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