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Thread: 10.5 week old staffy is a biter

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    My puppy is going through the same phase at the moment!!! Thank you for asking the question it has helped me as well you guys have such great advice

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    A little damage control suggestion(it becomes obvious soon enough lol) ... don't try and just pull ya finger out of their mouth, you end up with a cheese grater effect. I used to pry Jacks jaws open with my other hand so i could get away with just some pin holes(lesson learnt through painfull non thinking actions haha). Worst one i still remember i was on the phone and patting Jack with my other hand, he latched on and i'm stuck in the middle of an important call with little puppy teeth hanging off my other hand and trying to play tug with my finger!

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    I go for a loud yelp or agggh sound, and end play.

    for bernie, who is oblivious to a lot of training methods, this was what worked:
    try inserting your fist into the pups mouth. As far down as you can get it, try to grab the tail if poss.
    Really is off putting for pups to be made to gag.

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    Hi we have a staffy to and he did the same thing to us, we had a dog trainer come out and explain some really good tips. Use a water spray, when he bites spray him (not in the eyes) and as you do bark at him (loudly) repeat this every time. It stopped our dog, the only problem we have with him now is he kind of bullies our older dog.

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    Definately much better IMO to teach staffords to control their bite rather than use methods like spraying water on them. Depending on how old your dog is, maybe it might be a good option to socialise him with some amstaffs or other breed which won't put up with crap, but also dogs that you know well enough to know that they will only tell him off and not scare the poo out of him(or even injure him)

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    there are many, many threads on this if you care to go back through the pages or do a key word search of the forum.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Thumb under the tongue ... when they bite just slip your thumb under the tongue and press holding the bottom jaw. If they bite press a little harder. The pup usually screams and fits for a few seconds but they learn quick smart it's not a great idea. I've even done it to adolescent and older dogs that still nip and they learn what a horrible idea it is. I don't like squealing, pups dont actually squeal at each other unless they're PLAYING and wanting to INCITE FURTHER PLAY/PREY DRIVE. A peeved pup or dog will growl and grab the offender teaching it a lesson.

    You don't be rough or shout, just remain quiet and apply some pressure until the pup gets the hint. If they come back for round two when you let go just do it again silently. I then offer my hand and if they dont bite they get a pat and a cuddle. It wont hurt them or permanently scar them emotionally at all. All my dogs got this when they tried to bite me and their bite inhibition was incredible - even under extreme pressure or pain I was never bitten by them.

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