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    Default Enough!

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    The dog doesnt stop biting we have done everything, yeld at him, given him time out, tied him up and sometimes we even had to hit him because he was biting us so much, and he really does bite hard. He doesnt learn at all, and my dad and mum want to get rid of him . The Vet said to hold his mouth shut, but still didnt work. So i dont know what going to happen. Any suggestions?

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    we are having the same problem but have found it slowly (slowly) decreases. I have been walking out of the room everytime he bites, even though sometimes he may be hanging on to my pants but he is learning that if he bites, I go away.

    I have a few bruises and there have been times that I have felt like I was going to crawl up and cry, but then they do something funny and it is worth it.

    Ignore the unwanted behaviour and praise the behaviour you want.

    Good luck

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    Lauren, I am glad it is working for you. No one should ever hit their dog, it solves nothing and creates more problems down the track. Try yelping really loudly when the dog bites. Yelp and curl up on a ball - ignore all of the behaviour.

    There is one more thing. But youll get bitten initially. It is worth it.

    Take a tasty treat and put it in your hand. Close it into a fist and offer it to the dog. When the dog stops biting your hand and starts licking - release the treat. Repeat over and over and over the space of a few days you will find a change.

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    That doesn't work Occy. We yeld the loudest we can in his face, he still doesnt bite. In fact he bites more, he wants a challenge, he wants to fight and get back at him. If he sees we dont give him attention, he bites.

    I think my parents dont want him anymore and think his not a good "family" pet. I want him, but what can i do, he bites us heaps, and what happens when he grows up and bites our face???

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    Hi There,

    Ignore the negative behaviour by not reacting and walking away, and praise positive, they do learn eventually! LOL. A firm NO, with then praise if he stops the unwanted behaviour, works wonders. It all takes consistent reaction from you. It won`t happen over night, but it will happen. Perservere.

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    Hi Mason,

    If your Mum and Dad want to rehome your puppy please be very careful, as he can easily fall into the wrong hands and lead a miserable life...

    There are lots of things you can do to reduce the risk factors. Responsible rehoming is very important for your puppy.

    If you would like help in rehoming him ask your Mum and Dad to PM me and i can give them a call....

    This puppy needs training and great consistancy, if your family are unable to do this, he is probably better off being responsibly rehomed with someone who is prepared to take him on....

    Best wishes Mason, and if you need help just let me know ok.

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Hi Mason,

    If your Mum and Dad want to rehome your puppy please be very careful, as he can easily fall into the wrong hands and lead a miserable life...

    There are lots of things you can do to reduce the risk factors. Responsible rehoming is very important for your puppy.

    If you would like help in rehoming him ask your Mum and Dad to PM me and i can give them a call....

    This puppy needs training and great consistancy, if your family are unable to do this, he is probably better off being responsibly rehomed with someone who is prepared to take him on....

    Best wishes Mason, and if you need help just let me know ok.

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Hey Mason.
    There is no such thing as a perfect dog! All the little things that annoy and frustrate us (like biting, digging, jumping) are part of being a dog. That's not to say your dogs behaviour is acceptable, because it's not! I'm just trying to say that owning a dog is not all fun, but you have to take on the responsibilty of teaching your dog if you decide to take a pup in to your family. Just stick with it! What everyone else said is the right way to do it, walk away, ignore him, yelp (do not yell or hit him though!they don't understand what your saying if you do that) ect... it's all about time and effort ok. Don't give up just yet! I have spent all my easter weekend repairing the damage my 15 week old pup has done to my backyard and i know it's just a matter of time before it's a mess again! But it's all part of the fun of having a dog in the family. Please keep trying.
    Good luck
    Jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason.e View Post
    That doesn't work Occy. We yeld the loudest we can in his face, he still doesnt bite. In fact he bites more, he wants a challenge, he wants to fight and get back at him. If he sees we dont give him attention, he bites.

    I think my parents dont want him anymore and think his not a good "family" pet. I want him, but what can i do, he bites us heaps, and what happens when he grows up and bites our face???
    That is because you're yelling. He is a puppy and you are frightening him. Worse yet you will sour this puppy by continuing to be aggressive. DOn't yell at puppies, don't hit puppies, don't shake puppies. There is no need. You have an obligation to the safety of this dog - you are not an infant, this dog is.

    What did your parents do when you were teething and biting as a baby?

    Too bad you aren't closer to me - one week here and he would learn how to behave.

    I had a 14 week old ACD X JRT here as a rescue. When she call all she did was bite. She learned quickly that it got her nowhere. Not with me, not with my dogs.

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    Hey Mason,

    Have you enrolled into puppy school yet or sought any training groups?

    Your puppy urgently needs training, it really comes down to the level of commitment you and your family are prepared to make for the dog.

    Owning a dog is a great responsibility and a lifetime commitment. I am not saying its easy, puppies in particular are hard work for a minimum of two years.

    I guess you need to seriously consider what commitment your family is prepared to make If you can't meet his needs, rehoming him is the next best option and i would like to help you with this to ensure he finds a safe loving forever home where all his needs will be met

    Take care and let us know what you and your family decide

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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