good luck Megan.
good luck Megan.
sometimes puppies are forgetful and you have to repeat the lesson every time for months.
1 cup of dry food soaked well in boiling water with some puppy milk.
1 cup of dry food soaked well in boiling water with 1 cup of meat
We use Purina puppy for his dryfood and Pedigree organic for his meat.
*Breakfast first thing (5:30am).
*He spends a couple of hours outside in the morning.
*We have playtime throughout the day (no set times for this as I have 2 young children at home).
*Gets taken for a walk in the evening before dinner.
*Dinner time and then he's usually happy to just rest until bedtime.
When we first got him he used to mouth at our hands and feet constantly but we seem to have gotten him out of that habit and when I'm wearing shorts he doesn't go for my legs it's just the pants that he'll latch onto and try to pull at.
It's when I remove him from pants or even when he jumps up on the couch and I remove him he will sometimes nip at my wrist.
Sounds like a confident and busy puppy with his working instincts coming to the fore.
You probably already know this but just in case; regards spray bottle, put a touch of vinegar in it. Don't talk when you squirt him in face, don't let him see it's you who operates the squirt bottle.
Keep your movements slow and methodical with regards removing from the lounge and tone down play sessions, don't get him too excited. Rotate toys every week so he doesn't get bored. I have a set of 12 toys and leave 4 out at a time.
And check his teeth, he may also be going through a particularly bad stage with them.
Oh goody - spray acid in a dogs face - what good advice. Sheesh!
Megan - take some of the dry food and sprinkle it in the yard so he has something to do. Invest in a kong or two abc put food in the
- a treatball too perhaps.
Try diverting his attention when he nips at the pants - cat toy on a string works wonders lol
you could try bitter bite or some tobasco sauce on your pants. Though you may simply end up seasoning yourself lol
Kongs and treat balls are excellent! Mix treats with a bit of peanutbutter...that will make it harder to get treats out and he has to work for them.
Never thought of the cat toy diversion...good idea actually!
mouseandchicken, I like the rotating toys idea.
He has a vet app on Thursday to be microchipped so I'll ask the vet to do a check on his teeth while we're there
Occy, love the sprinkling food idea. Will give that a go today.
I had read about the kong toys and putting some peanut butter in them. Will invest in one this week.
Cleasanta, ahhh another recommendation of the peanut butter.
Thanks for all this info has been very helpful
I said put a touch of vinegar in the water bottle, not tip a whole bottle in. If you sprayed my Gordon Setter with water from a water bottle it wouldn't make any difference to her at all, in fact she would enjoy it. Add a "touch" of vinegar and it would all the difference in the world to her. No damage done to her, but she would find it offensive.
You know I thought I would stay with this forum, but really I'm now having second thoughts. On a daily basis people are rude. It's not just a difference of opinion but real rudeness.
I've worked with some really good trainers and they have also added vinegar to water squirter bottle. The water bottle was not my suggestion but an added suggestion if your going to use it. You want to make things effective, not an half hearted attempt.
and while I'm at it I would also suggest that when you sprinkle food around try to keep it to concrete or paved areas as you may encourage digging, since we all have to be so exact here.
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