When Nash gets overly excited he will grab onto an arm and if it's one of the kids they yell that Nash is biting them but he's just playing too rough. I really don't have an answer for you....just wanted you to know that you aren't alone :
Good to know I'm not alone! :When Nash gets overly excited he will grab onto an arm and if it's one of the kids they yell that Nash is biting them but he's just playing too rough. I really don't have an answer for you....just wanted you to know that you aren't alone :
Well I have been doing that! Ever since I brought her home! I really thought she'd understand by now. She is alot better than before but I'd like her to be even more gentle. I'll keep on doing what you say anyway, I hope the little light in her head will turn on soon! ::I would do just the same as when she was a young pup. When she gets rough exclaim, "Ouch, no biting!", and then either say, "Gentle" or disengage.
If either Mojo or Maxie latch onto me (which does occasionally happen) I screech, walk away and ignore them for a bit. The looks on their faces are priceless, though... like... "what did I do!?"
It's been working!!
Thank you guys! I'll try this next time and let you know how it goes! :wave:I think it was Tippykayak who gave advice along this line to another member a little while ago, so I can't take the credit for it. Ignore her when she does it. As soon as she bites too hard, give your command of "NO! / BAD! / Play nice! / Gentle!", etc. and walk away slowly. If you are outside, go inside and leave her out there for a few minutes, or go into a different room as she is, and close the door. It will make her realize that when she does that, play time will end and hopefully (if it works), then she will be more gentle when she does it next time.
Thank you for your reply! I am trying right now the 'ignore when she's too rough' and the time out and it seems to be working! Just last night, she got too excited so I confined her in one room for 2 minutes then let her back with us... I think she got the point!I am sooo glad I am not the only one who is going through this! Luck is relentless. And since we adopted him we have no training to fall back on. We tried everything. The screaching and saying ouch just does not work. He thinks it is more play.
So we first try to ignore him (we tried giving him a toy everytime he does it but we just must taste better). If that does not work (which it usually does not) we try to walk away from him (if that does not work which about 50% ofthe time it does not) we put him in another room for a couple of minutes to "cool off". That typically works. We do not force him in there. Just call him in there (or he follows because he is nipping at our feet). With the cold weather already starting it has gotten worse. For some reason he thinks the long sleeves and sweatshirts are just new tug toys!
Good luck. I am not an expert by any means but I hope some of this may help you. BTW, your little one is PRECIOUS. I love when you share pics of her.