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Old 12-19-2012, 03:48 PM
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I was wondering how your puppy turned out? Mine does the same thing and was wondering if yours out grew it.
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Tayla was one of the worst biters or as I called it agressivie mouthing. She loved to pinch bite. Jumped up and grabbled skin and bit with her front teeth. I was bruised and bloody for her first 8 months. Let me assure most of you that it is not agression, but just inappropriate puppy stuff. We went to two behavorists because I just wasn't sure. She would crinkle her little nose up and snap like crazy. People told us lots of things to do and belive me I tried them all. Punishment based corrections were such a mistake. Positive reinforcement was the way to go. No bite and then tell them to sit or down or something. Have treats and rewards. By the time she was a year old she stopped suddenly. It has been six weeks now and she has only had one small setback on a walk that was stopped quickly. I would make sure who ever you contact only deals in positive training techniques. Work on impulse control exercises all the time. Some puppies are easily frustrated as was Tayla's problem. Good luck... it does get better!
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Gazoo is going through the same thing that's what brought me to "biting".
He is 8 months old and is sooooooooooo mouthy.....it is NOT agressive....it is always about attention which he gets constantly...as it is just me and my husband no children...so its allabout him....he starts jumping and biting especially when one of us is on the phone...andthen gets bity if we are watching TV....when he's corrected he will nip and bark and back away knowing he is in trouble...
i've had two other goldens...one had an agression problem so i know the difference...Gazoo always needs something in his mouth, toys...and get this allthis mouthiness and jumping and nipping and he NEVER chewed a thing in the house and has been house trained since 4 months old...NEVER made a bathroom mistake so he is so smart.
he also jumps like crazy when we are taking him for a walk and again mouthy...i do notice that it is getting slightly better, but still, its too much biting...
glad also to see others having the same problem.
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OK, it is great to see I am not alone. I have a 8 month that is very hard to control at times with the biting and snawling. I have numerous bruises on my legs and arms. I can distract her (sometimes) with a ball or prize to stop. It is unpredicateable so I am on guard constantly. One issue that may be related is the fact she has not found her voice. No barks yet.... could this be her way of attention?
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