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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    yelp !!!

    As loud as you can and pull away. Freaks em out a little (and anyone else nearby not expecting it LOL.). Just like a pup dose when 2 pups are play fighting and one takes it a little bit to far. No doubt the experts will shoot this idea down in flames but i was told to give it a try by some people on a Bullmastiff forum and low and behold it worked a treat for me and my mutt.

    Might work for you, might not but it's worth a try if only to watch someone near you jump and wonder what the hell just happened.
    Loved this post and agree it's worth a try. The only thing I will say was that maybe I wasn't doing it right but when I tried this with Sammy when he was a baby, it just made him more excited. He had needles for puppy teeth and the cries were often genuine on my part but if you pulled your hand away and yelped, he bit down harder and your hand became his tug toy :s Nope. I reached a point where enough was enough - I shake a lot of hands in my job and you just can't have scratched and bleeding hands... So I changed tactics and told him off. Not aggressively, just firmly. I grabbed his snout and said no, no biting. Game over. If he came back with more bite, I did too. I held his snout for a bit longer and told him again, no biting. He did not like having his snout held and tried to pull away. Initially I let him but if he then used that opportunity to come back with, you guessed it, more bite (he was a high drive puppy from working lines so I was expecting this) well I held him and held his snout so he couldn't get away until he stopped struggling, then let him go as he relaxed. He went from 'sharptooth' back to cute puppy in 2 days. I also gave him a toy to bite and cheered at him when he bit it. It had more benefits that I thought at the time. These days, if I hold him still, he relaxes because he knows that's the way to get free (unless he thinks I'm hugging him in which case he collapses on me :s). Truth is these days he's stronger than me, but he remembers these lessons as a puppy. Of course if anyone else tries to hold him still, well let's just say he's made me the exception rather than the rule...

    Not really on topic but I have to say, you have one of the cutest puppies I have ever seen. I love the foxy looking ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post

    Not really on topic but I have to say, you have one of the cutest puppies I have ever seen. I love the foxy looking ones

    lol thanks, everyone has been saying that since we got her. One of my work colleague here just adores her.

    Back on topic, we have decided to continue with the muzzle holding and add in the occasional yelp. Let's see how we go after a few weeks.

    Lol, she's also getting a bit demanding, when we take too long to prepare her food she will start barking, she's probably just very excited to see food coming.

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    Just wanted to clarrify something you said in your OP.
    QUOTE=Jaron & Nicole;166478]
    We have recently introduce time out for her where we would put her in the laundry room if she wasn't listening she would come out all sad and stop biting but forget about it after 30min.

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    This would be incorrect practice. By the time you have picked her up and carried her, or walked her to the laundry, she would have forgotten what she did wrong.

    You need to get up from playing and leave her alone right there. Turn your back and walk out closing the door in her face.
    Nev Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    Just wanted to clarrify something you said in your OP.
    QUOTE=Jaron & Nicole;166478]
    We have recently introduce time out for her where we would put her in the laundry room if she wasn't listening she would come out all sad and stop biting but forget about it after 30min.
    This would be incorrect practice. By the time you have picked her up and carried her, or walked her to the laundry, she would have forgotten what she did wrong.

    You need to get up from playing and leave her alone right there. Turn your back and walk out closing the door in her face.[/QUOTE]

    Hi Mate,

    We have stopped giving her time outs, but have continue with the advice given in this thread and she has certainly toned down with the whole biting thing, but it's still a work in progress.

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    Just quickly adding to all posts really.....

    I've always used "no teeth!" or " gentle!" instead of the yelp-ouch approach....can be carried on into adulthood when they become a tad over excited etc...
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    I see 'demanding' and then I also see 'talking'.....and yes,I'm about to be shot down
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