12-11-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Shawsea
I also would caution the bite inhibition thing,depending on what you are reading. you are buying a dog, and puppies use their mouths to explore and investigate, one of the biggest mistakes I see people making is overeacting to mouthing and in the end causing a fearful, nervous dog that bites every time it feels stress or pressure. Just because your 8 week old is an alligator doesn't mean it will be vicious at a year.
Currently my hands and arms are covered, but everyday Zocha gets better, and now that she is almost finished teething I haven't been touched in two days
On the other side of the pendulum are the "Ouch" fans, meaning you making an uncomfortable sound like you're another puppy when you get bit, I'm not against this school of thought, but in Zocha's case it just ramps the behaviour up, and she bites more and harder
Good Luck and Enjoy the new Pup
I know that no matter what, the pup will bite. My 1 year old bites too, since she's teething, but she's not vicious.
I'm planning on being fine if she chews, unless if she bites too hard. Then I'd walk away, teaching her that I don't stick around for that. Come back a few minutes later, and repeat.