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    Default I took my dog camping..

    And she was very badly behaved.. She kept biting and digging and jumping. I understood the jumping because the kid's there excited her, I understood the digging because i couldn't always sit by her site and play with her and take her walking. But her biting was worse then it ever has been. I don't know if it was just the amount of people that were there... If she was to hot.. or she was bored... or what. Advice?

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    Could it have just been that she felt a tad stressed because of the new environment? Banjo's jumping gets better when we are camping, but she is very restless at night, especially the first few nights. Is she tied up all the time at the campsite?

    I only go camping at places where there is lots of space between camps so I can let the dog run free when we're at our camp.

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    Do you have a crate?.....The next time I would take a crate and give her some quiet time. Not as a reprimand, but just to teach settle....Dogs should not have to be entertained all the time. They should be able to be in our environment and just be happy and quiet. that is why i give my puppies a brisket bone in their crate with us there and when they are quiet and happily chewing I tell them "good settle".....it is not a cure over night. It starts by you deciding to set boundaries. Don't wait until the dog does bad...Just give the dog a chew toy or bone and in a happy voice crate them..near where everything is happening. tell the kids to leave the puppy alone. Might as well have joined kid and puppy training sessions. if my puppy was biting, I would yelp and take it too a spot where there is no-one and it is boring. i take mine quietly and play is finished. I bring them out after about 5 minutes and if they are good, I say good puppy and reward. If not I repeat...And this might happen 20 times in an hour the first day. it is easy to teach puppies bite inhibition from day one, but when the bite has already started like yours, you have to change tactics. teach puppy that when he bite, play is finished. I believe in giving puppies lots of stuff to chew, before they bite..be it chew toy, filled kong (great ) or a brisket type bone.

    The yelp is just to teach the pup, like its littermates would have, that it hurt. The "time-out" shows it play does not happen when you bite......But no yelling no roughness, just take it to "time-out" a boring lonely place for 5 or so minutes...not too long, puppies/dogs do not have our concept of time and it will have forgotten what it was all about and just be lonely
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    I zip tie a real estate sign to the top of our crate and it doubles as a table. (its a very large crate that folds down.) Its one of the most important part of our camping gear and i can sleep well knowing he's in his crate and not wondering aroung or tangled up in a rope while tied up. Just thought i'd share a camping tip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I zip tie a real estate sign to the top of our crate and it doubles as a table. (its a very large crate that folds down.) Its one of the most important part of our camping gear and i can sleep well knowing he's in his crate and not wondering aroung or tangled up in a rope while tied up. Just thought i'd share a camping tip.
    Isn't every crate a table
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    It's the only time really that I regret not crate training my dog, when we go camping. I think that home away from home would be quite comforting for most dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    It's the only time really that I regret not crate training my dog, when we go camping. I think that home away from home would be quite comforting for most dogs.
    It is never too late to start....We hardly use our crates, but like with Tessa's injury, it is handy as a back-up. Some event we go to for training you have to crate your dogs. Some Seminars also insist on it. So yes it is handy to have the ability. Annabelle is the only dog i will never crate. She lived in one for almost 24/7 in her first year. We do not go there anymore. But she will crate herself in Tessa's crate (did yesterday) but we do not shut it
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Isn't every crate a table
    It's amazing how much crap you can pile on top of one ay.

    Mojo's is set up in the garge and he just uses it when he wants to. We dont shut it at home either. He loves his crate and i found it really easy to get him to use it.


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    Sorry, but that is stating the obvious. Their dog is just a pup and biting at that age is pretty common. The average dog owner make take a while to find the right method to deal with the behaviour. That doesn't mean they need professional help. They were merely questioning why the behaviour got worse when camping.

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    Spam, same as the other 2 posts of his.

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