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Old 11-14-2012, 04:32 PM
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Got it ^^ thanks once again.

But what if he just ignores my "ouch", and if he continues doing it even after I walk away and then come back?
How is he continuing when you walk away? Is he jumping at your hands?
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Do what works best for your pup. They all work differently. Like I said, yelping ouch and walking away worked for our other dogs. For Nyla, it doesn't. If your puppy also thinks it's funny that you yelp and he starts to play even rougher then try the latter. It all involves teaching the same bottom line. Biting skin = no play. No bite and walking away works for her. Replacing it with a toy in situation where we can't walk away works well also. I'm not saying scare your puppy but we don't believe in teeth on skin and that's what we teach. They know (when they are adults) when that may be needed. Learn what works for you.
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Tough one. How old is this dog?

Some dogs go thru this horrible phase and for some it lasts a good while. It may be because he is in such a phase, or may be because he was taken from the litter too early and never learned this. (mama and pups "teach" how hard is acceptable to bite.)

Google "landshark dog" or even "landshark GSD." German shepherd pups are notorious for this behavior.

You say he ignores the ouch, the yelps.. and that makes it worse, so I suppose I'd ditch that. Especially if it elicits a growl. It may only be a play growl, but it isn't working. Ignoring is the next thing, but doesn't sound like that works, either. Even a stern "no" isn't working.

I would say always have a toy or chewie to put in his mouth when he begins this and deposit it into his mouth and praise. If he spits it out, rinse and repeat.

I like my dogs to have a nice soft bite, so I allow them all to mouthe me, but I have found the ouch, yelp to always work except with one dog. Exception dog just would not stop. Those puppy teeth are so sharp. I hestitate to say this, and I am not saying I recommend it to you, and I will get flamed hard core for this... but with that dog, I stuck my finger down his throat far enough to elicit a small gag. He wasn't as fond of making my hands tenderloin afterwards. This wasn't done in anger on my part at all, and was followed up with toys/chews and praise when he took them.
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subado I have just closed my hand and held what was in it...bottom jaw or top jaw..still said ouch or easy. The needles hurt like ---- but the puppy rethought biting so hard the next time. I have even played putting my hand/fingers in their mouth when they yawn, pant anything they do with there mouth open. Get some really funny puppy looks... I had a Giant Schnauzer that loved leading me by my hand in the back yard. She learned quick how to have a soft mouth.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:21 AM
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How is he continuing when you walk away? Is he jumping at your hands?
No, he isn't a jumper at all, I meant when we stop playing and I walk away, later a minute after that when I go back to "make up" he starts again.


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Tough one. How old is this dog?

Some dogs go thru this horrible phase and for some it lasts a good while. It may be because he is in such a phase, or may be because he was taken from the litter too early and never learned this. (mama and pups "teach" how hard is acceptable to bite.)

Google "landshark dog" or even "landshark GSD." German shepherd pups are notorious for this behavior.

You say he ignores the ouch, the yelps.. and that makes it worse, so I suppose I'd ditch that. Especially if it elicits a growl. It may only be a play growl, but it isn't working. Ignoring is the next thing, but doesn't sound like that works, either. Even a stern "no" isn't working.

I would say always have a toy or chewie to put in his mouth when he begins this and deposit it into his mouth and praise. If he spits it out, rinse and repeat.

I like my dogs to have a nice soft bite, so I allow them all to mouthe me, but I have found the ouch, yelp to always work except with one dog. Exception dog just would not stop. Those puppy teeth are so sharp. I hestitate to say this, and I am not saying I recommend it to you, and I will get flamed hard core for this... but with that dog, I stuck my finger down his throat far enough to elicit a small gag. He wasn't as fond of making my hands tenderloin afterwards. This wasn't done in anger on my part at all, and was followed up with toys/chews and praise when he took them.
He is two months old and I had him for 6 days now, I'm just panicking a bit, he loves to cuddle but when it comes to playtime bites he bites hard.
Yea I'm currently doing that when he bites I give him toy and he chews on it.

Also hour ago he was out with my father and they came in and he was invited up the bed and we placed him up and he chose to play with my mom who was sleeping and started biting her hair, face.. and face is what I consider serious.. and now he is just sleeping in my moms bed with her So he is really great except in that situations..
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A quick update... I just tried yelping again just to test, first time when i yelped he growled, i tried more and he was growling even more and more... there's something wrong with him seriously.. I don't know what to do nothing works on him, yes it has been 6 days but he is not improving aside potty thingy.. everything else is just worse..
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He is way young..This is normal for a puppy removed from their litter this young. Make a flirt pole(toy on a string) to play with him with. That will keep his mouth fair away from your hands when you play. It takes time 6 days is not enough time to evaluate him as being bad. He is a child who does not know any better. Be consistent and praise and love on him when he is good. He is acting frustrated not knowing what to do. So as frustrated as you are he is also and also does not know what to do.
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Can you take a vid of the growling? You have me curious.
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You should see Nyla's "ferocious" growling. You'd swear she's going to attack. They are just playing. Like I mentioned before..some puppies don't learn yelp means ouch too hard. Redirect to a toy and or walk away. They will learn that no means no. There's nothing "seriously wrong with him"..he's a puppy!
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Nylanat No.

Now I bet your first thought was No What? No it is just the same as ouch...yike..in stopping action and getting attention. However ouch or yike will only be used when a dog is biting. The added walking away, easy or leave it is the action. No easy...No Leave it..Is not necessary...Bandit easy...Bandit Leave it would be more appropriate...

A lot of people use no with a lot of things which can cause a dog to fear the word alone. We all have a tendency to change our tone when we say no. Someone says No to us we are like what? The dog will also stop in their tracks and go what what what...what did I do. No can be used but it is to general and can be confusing to a dog. No Bite...No Bark...No Chew...No Potty..to many no's to remember...
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