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PUPPY TRAINING 

These 5 week old pups are biting my arms, legs, hands and clothes. The little barracudas hurt! 
      

Biting is a puppy's main form of play with his littermates, and it takes some training to teach them alternate forms of play with people. I generally close my hand around the upper or lower jaw while the pup has my hand in his mouth, and squeeze for 20 or 30 seconds (or for at least 10 seconds longer after the pup tries to get away).

 

The puppy will do one of 3 things:

1. He will go away. That's good, just ignore him for a while.

2. he will lick you. That's good, it shows respect.

3. He will bite again. In this case, you need to squeeze longer and harder, until the pup is trying really hard to get away.

It will take several times a day for a few days for him to unlearn the biting behavior. Have everyone who is able in the household do it too. Do not apologize or make up to him afterwards. You are trying to get across the message that you disapprove of his biting and refuse to play with him when he does it. Some people have good results yelling "OUCH!" and then ignore the pup for a while.

Here are some great puppy training videos that you can order:

Your Puppy
8 Weeks to 8 Months

To order DVD:
http://leerburg.com/120.htm

Leerburg's
Basic Dog Obedience

To order:
http://leerburg.com/302.htm

Questions and Answers on Puppy and Dog Training
Q&A's are posted on:
http://leerburg.com/qa.htm

 

 

RONDA BEAUPRE, REGALWISE SHEPHERDS
1700 N WASHINGTON LN, ABILENE, KS 67410
Ronda@Regalwise.com  785-263-0321

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