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Bitey puppy!

My puppy, Remington, is now 11 weeks old. He has always been quite bitey and we re-direct, replace with a toy, walk away. etc. which is effective most of the time. However, the last couple of days he's been lunging and hanging from my clothes, attacking my arms, biting my shirt, etc. Not aggressivekly at all, just playing, I know. I have read posts on here that told me that I am not supposed to clamp his mouth and say no, as I was doing because I thought this was mimicking my older dogs reaction to him when he bites her too roughly. Any ideas as to how I can stop this behavior? Ice cubes work pretty well. He doesn't like Kongs, even filled with stuff?! He doesn't like the rubber Nylabone toys. He does like the Kong Wubba. He does like his toys and plays nicely most of the time but when he gets into this bitey mood, I am not sure the best way to stop him. If it makes any sense, this mood usually happens when he has to go to the bathroom(#2). He gets a little crazy-acting.
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Try yelping "Ouch" in a very high-pitched, distressed tone whenever this happens and turning your back to him. You want to mimic the sound that other puppies make when they are bitten to hard - this is how they teach each other bite inhibition. Good luck!
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We stuck with the walking away and getting up with folded arms and turning away and she eventually stopped. I remember at about that exact same time was when Koda started doing that and it was a pain. She is 16 weeks and doesnt do it anymore and hasnt for a while now so it can pass quickly...just keep at it! Consistency!

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[QUOTE=baumgartml16;1515632]We stuck with the walking away and getting up with folded arms and turning away and she eventually stopped. I remember at about that exact same time was when Koda started doing that and it was a pain. She is 16 weeks and doesnt do it anymore and hasnt for a while now so it can pass quickly...just keep at it! Consistency![/QU
This is good news...I love the rest that this age brings but the bitey stuff I can pass on! We will try your suggestions. Thank you.
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OH, when does the bitey stop? Bayne is still doing it, mostly in the evening and worse with my DH. He is learning that with me it's not ok and it's not fun. With DH he just won't let up, I think it's because all the training is being done by me and Bayne just knows to listen to me, so I'm trying to be there and instruct DH on what to say and do, but I feel it's more in the 'emotions', DH is so frustrated and this is hindering all his efforts.
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Ozzy was awful and absolutely nothing really helped. Walking away was my best bet simply because it saved me from being chomped on. I honestly just think he's mostly just outgrowing it and it's not really due to much I've done except constantly telling him no. I had to stop getting on the floor with him for awhile. Ozzy was worst in the evenings until we started giving him flozen stuffed Kongs. Those seemed to keep him busy through his witching hour. He doesn't really like the Kong without the frozen stuff in it.
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OZZYSMOM......what do you freeze in the Kong? I have a kong that Darby loves to use,but kibble goes too fast.
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Try yelping "Ouch" in a very high-pitched, distressed tone whenever this happens and turning your back to him. You want to mimic the sound that other puppies make when they are bitten to hard - this is how they teach each other bite inhibition. Good luck!
This is working! He stops immediately. Hopefully, this will continue. Thank you!
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OZZYSMOM......what do you freeze in the Kong? I have a kong that Darby loves to use,but kibble goes too fast.
We mix a little kibble, peanut butter and water in our kong. It lasted Koda about 45 minutes to get through.

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Sometimes it means they need a nap but are too wound up to settle. Some crate time may be helpful to get him to quiet down and calm down. A little nap is good for everybody!
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