|Barked: Wed Mar 12, '08 4:41pm PST |
|Boy do I know where you are coming from! I had the same problem with my guy and tried EVERYTHING! Replacing with a toy, a high pitched yelp/ouch, leaving the room, etc. Nothing really worked and I basically just used them all then I started teaching him "kisses"! This was the best idea as then when he would start biting I would say "No! Kisses!" and he would start to lick me instead and then of course he would receive great praise and the ocacsional cookie. Now at 16 months of age he still can get mouthy (more with my fiance, or guys in general) but as he matures he does this less and less, really only when he is really fired up and then we are able to give him a firm No and make him sit (I think he thins if he sits he may get a treat).
I used to have a big problem with him jumping up and biting on me when I would go in the backyard with him and only in the last couple months have I got this under control. He would be good everywhere except in the yard. I made sure I always had some treat that was really smelly in my pocket when I went outside so if he jumped up I would say No and make him sit and then show him the treat and then start walking and have him follow me a bit then into a sit to get the treat. Basically i needed to get him to focus and divert his spastic energy! Memphis is my first bullmastiff so others may have better advice but have patience, teach "kisses" and dried pork liver bits work wonders!
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