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Old 05-17-2013, 01:37 PM
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show him this and ask him to at least try clicker training. Ask why he would want a pup that fears him instead of one that cooperates fully.
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That's great that he's willing to do some research! It can be really hard to admit you're wrong, so try to be gentle with him now that he's on the right track
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:30 AM
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show him this and ask him to at least try clicker training. Ask why he would want a pup that fears him instead of one that cooperates fully.
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His pup can do so many tricks! I'm just now getting mine to understand what "down" means haha. He can sit and that's about it. Jealous.
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His pup can do so many tricks! I'm just now getting mine to understand what "down" means haha. He can sit and that's about it. Jealous.
You would be amazed how quickly they learn when you teach in a positive way. With clicker training they actually look forward to training.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:06 PM
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You would be amazed how quickly they learn when you teach in a positive way. With clicker training they actually look forward to training.
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I guess I just need more work at this clicker training. He always ends up biting me! I guess I just taste too good =\
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My girl bites me a lot too, so your not the only one . I'm starting to think Tessa is doing it as a sort of calming mechanism, for when she's over excited/anxious.

I also had a positive training doubter, my mom (who I live with). Her and my dad (he passed 2 years ago, ergo why I'm at home @ 23) had always raised their previous dogs with the 'old' fashioned dominace/smacking method. So she figured that's just the way to do it, problem is Tessa doesn't approve of that method and just gets more keyed up. So the clicker it is!

PS. It took me 3 weeks to get through to my mom that her idea of puppy training was NOT working.
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Hi there

What Breed of pup are we talking about,because I believe that according to the Breed, some dogs respond to positve reinforcment we also have pups that are frightened by the slightest raising of your voice and positive reinforcment is the only way to go, but slowly.I think the best thing to do if a pup is biting is walk away and ignore him till you calm down and he does as well.
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What Breed of pup are we talking about,because I believe that according to the Breed, some dogs respond to positve reinforcment we also have pups that are frightened by the slightest raising of your voice and positive reinforcment is the only way to go, but slowly.I think the best thing to do if a pup is biting is walk away and ignore him till you calm down and he does as well.
He is a hound and lab mix. I've been trying the walking away when he bites, however he just latches onto my legs when I'm trying to walk away. I'm trying my hardest to just stay calm but it's hard when there is puppy teeth sinking into my skin lol. I'm mostly afraid to bring him around kids because he bites mostly when really excited.
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He is a hound and lab mix. I've been trying the walking away when he bites, however he just latches onto my legs when I'm trying to walk away. I'm trying my hardest to just stay calm but it's hard when there is puppy teeth sinking into my skin lol. I'm mostly afraid to bring him around kids because he bites mostly when really excited.
You need to do a couple of things. Don't get him so wound up. When he starts this redirect his attention and walk away. Ask for another command. Have him sit, etc. Walk out of the room if u need to.
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You need to do a couple of things. Don't get him so wound up. When he starts this redirect his attention and walk away. Ask for another command. Have him sit, etc. Walk out of the room if u need to.
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Well I don't get him so wound up on purpose lol. I rather him not be so insane. It just happens when we are playing, or if we are doing a little training session, or any time really. I try and redirect his attention. I make a yelping noise to make him stop biting and then try and give him a toy but he always goes back to me. If I tell him to sit, he will, but once I try and walk away, he goes for the legs. I'm trying to take all the advice on here, but maybe I'm just not doing it correctly? I mean he doesn't do this ALL the time. Usually just when he is really excited or over tired I'm assuming so I try and calm him down but nothing I try seems to work. If he isn't biting me he is biting things he shouldn't be no matter how many toys I try and give to him. Little stinker.
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