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    Frosty loves water and she will chase the spray jet around. It's more the distraction factor that works than any kind of punishment or deterrent. I never bothered with vinegar drops, though that would stop the water from growing algae.

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    Actually I would suggest sprinkling it around the grass - make the bugger look for it - that's the whole point!

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    Just one question I would like to ask Megan - when you play chasey, who is the chaser and who is the chasee??? Playing chasey with a nippy dog especially if the dog is the chaser could be an encouraging thing.....

    I definitely think the yelping when being nipped works - distracts them from what their doing even if they dont fully understand why the hell youre yelping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zola View Post
    Just one question I would like to ask Megan - when you play chasey, who is the chaser and who is the chasee??? Playing chasey with a nippy dog especially if the dog is the chaser could be an encouraging thing.....

    I definitely think the yelping when being nipped works - distracts them from what their doing even if they dont fully understand why the hell youre yelping

    Zola
    I am always the chaser, wouldn't let him chase me

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    Excellent! Just wanted to make sure!

    Peanut butter with treats in a kong sounds like a fantastic idea........might have to give it a go myself!

    Zola

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    Hmm, I never chase Frosty, I always make her chase me.

    If I ever chase her, it's her very favourite game, and it's no fun playing extended games of chase the dog, when you want to catch her so you can go to the beach or come home from the oval or whatever. And she can play "chase me" forever.

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    Just an update on how things are going regarding the nipping

    We bought a kong the other day with some peanut butter and treats, he wasn't too interested in it but we also bought him some raw lamb bones which he loves and we've been getting him one of those big schmacko (chew & chomps I think they're called) once a week since we got him and they seem to be his favourite.

    Breakthrough yesterday when he bit the bottom of my pants and I gave a firm no and then stood still and ignored him. Within 10 seconds he started whimpering and then let go. So obviously I want to pursue this method, just going to have to wear daggy pants around him until he stops completely.


    Thanks again everyone for all your help

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    Good on you Megan. Everybody will sooner or later find the one thing that works for them and their dog.

    Don't foget to make sure that once he does let go and stop nipping at your pants, you give him your attention again in the nicest way. Even if it's 20 times in a row in 5 minutes. The consistency will really start to sink in to little Troopa.

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    Hi Megan,

    Sounds like you have a hyperactive GSD I can laugh because my GSD girl was a monster too. I was covered in bites on both arms,legs, heals and toes. It hurt like hell, She had plenty of toys yet she liked to bite me and all our furniture.

    So what did I do, well to stop her biting me I put after shave on my arms so when she bit she would taste it. I sprayed underarm deodorant on my long pants and it had the same effect. We put her in a create in the lounge room for only 20 mins every few hours to give us a brake.

    A firm NO and I also say BARRRR which sounds like a growl. All of these work but it's a stage they go through and my girl stopped at about 7 mths ( Biting that is) As she was still a monster only bigger.

    She's still hyper at nearly 7 yrs old, my GSD boy wasn't a biter and doesn't play bite at all and is hypo which is great.
    Last edited by Dogman; 12-10-2009 at 10:41 PM.
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