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Sage is very naughty today....

It started at 6 with our wake up whine. We got up let her out and fed her. Then the "bite everything in sight" started. It's hubbies first day back at work, I'm home but go back tomorrow. And I think him leaving may have something to do with it....

It was really bad, she hasn't been this bad ever. Take her out to potty, she would rather dig, bite my pants legs, shoes...anything else within her reach. She was sitting so nice between my legs, I reached down to pet her, she jumped and tried to bite my face. ugh...lol I finally took to ignoring her no matter how much she tries to engage me as she is just setting me up

She terrorized poor Emma, who I'm pretty sure was wondering wth, I've been so nice to you too. Emma finally tried to put her in her place today...that only worked for a second then Sage was back at it. I ignored it and let Emma do what she needed which ended with the puppy crying..no Emma didn't hurt her but she sure scared her...Good Emma IMO!!!!

Eventually Emma had enough and moved to the chair which proceeded another huge round of puppy zoomies with a case of the hiccups and Sage stopped dead and lay down. She is now in her crate and I'm not sure I want to let her back out again..lol

Just venting a bit, I know there will be good and bad days, moments etc....
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The bite everything in sight syndrome is so frustrating! I keep trying to enforce the "no biting" edict, but that's as good as going in one ear and out the other around here.

I hope she calms down after her nap and shapes up for you. What do you do with your pup when you're both gone to work? I go back to work next week and preparing for leaving mine alone for an extended period. I'm feeling anxious about it!
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Yep, been there. Have you tried taking her for a walk? I learned early on that when Bentley got really bitey he needed a long walk. If he didn't burn off his energy he used it on us.
Now he has minimum of 3 walks a day and that started when he was only weeks old. It helped tremendously with the biting and bad behavior.
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It's like a switch goes off and "land shark" takes over this sweet furry, cute little puppy! Honestly I feel like an alien has taken over, she does NOT listen when this happens and we are working on the no bite stuff too....I liken it to a baby when it gets over stimulated and needs an outlet, you know when they cry and there is no reason for it....

Since she will only be alone max 5 hours, she will be crated at home. She isn't in the crate much when we are home, infact only for naps or if I have to run an errand! We ran an errand everyday this first week so she would get used to being home alone in it and she did really well.

If she was home alone longer we would hire someone to come in and potty her and play with her for an hour a day. Luckily for us, my schedule is really flexible...
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We have those days, too! Sometimes (often times) the times outs are for the humans! Those are the days I looooove nap time.

You're lucky to have Emma to teach her some manners. I may need to borrow her occasionally...

L, wife of a soldier, mom to 4 humans, 2 felines, and 1 adorable puppy
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That cute puppy in the picture can't possibly be naughty!

Cookie is 2 1/2 now, and we look back and laugh every so often at her bitey phase. I still have a few pairs of pants with holes in them from her. Thankfully that passed for us, as it will for you.
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Yep, been there. Have you tried taking her for a walk? I learned early on that when Bentley got really bitey he needed a long walk. If he didn't burn off his energy he used it on us.
Now he has minimum of 3 walks a day and that started when he was only weeks old. It helped tremendously with the biting and bad behavior.
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I have walked her but not regularly. She only goes a half a block, like two houses down and two back...but I'm going to try walking her a few times today and see how it goes. Just not sure how far to walk her!!!!
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That cute puppy in the picture can't possibly be naughty!

It's deceiving!
I read somewhere God made puppies and babies cute so we wouldn't kill them....I kept running that through my head this morning as I was trying to pry her "crocodile jaws" off my pants.
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I have walked her but not regularly. She only goes a half a block, like two houses down and two back...but I'm going to try walking her a few times today and see how it goes. Just not sure how far to walk her!!!!
At her age my Vet wouldn't let me walk Bentley much more than a block at a time, I did that several times a day until he could walk further. It really made a HUGE difference for us.
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She is 8 wks today. I think I will start with a block, if she seems to tire I can still carry her back home
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