We have a dominant staffy female, who is 5 months old, we are having problems getting her to come to us for a start, she seems to have discovered the big wide world around her. We live in the country with no fences/yards and have other animals and birds as distractions. And then when she has come, she bites us on the hand or ankle or wherever she can in puppy play.
We have tried to ignore the biting when she has come to us, as we really want her to come when called and this is a hard enough feat! And we are trying to deal with the biting as a seperate issue. What we have done is tried the yelping and turning our back on her, this didn't work. Tried pinning her by her neck, this stopped working after a while. So now we say no and then if it continues she get's a smack on her rump. This is working, but it's only the adults that are able to do this as I feel we have to be consistant with this, and the children don't really get the timing right. So the children are at a loss for what to do when she is in a hyper mood, and biting. She bites hard and can draw blood at times.
She is the only dog and has a family of 4 adults and 2 children. She gets walked, jogged every day for 20 to 30 mins, get's breaks off her chain during the day to go to the toilet and play ball, or an attempt at toothless cuddles or a training session with someone on a lead, and when she's calm shes allowed in the house. The goal would be to have her in the house not chasing around after shoes tea towels or whatever she decides she wants, and to have her toilet trained, which is hit and miss, but more down to human error I feel, (big house hard to confine puppy and she wanders befor you know it.) It would be lovely if she would stay on her bed when she comes inside, but I guess that will happen one day!
Any ideas appreciated.