My youngest dog is a amstaff/chow mix and she is as sweet as can be and very protective and a perfect fit with our other rescue and the whole family. She is still in a biting phase every once in a while- how long do these things last usually? She has never bit out if anger, or made anyone bleed or even growled when this has happened. It actually seems like she gets excited- the other day she was in the kithcne with me and she walked up and I petted her and then she walked away and came back and when I bent down she reached up and bit my nose! It hurt and there is a bruise- does anyone have any advise or knowledge of how long this is acceptable for a puppy?
And please no talk of getting rid of her- she is a great dog.
Answer by Emuu at 4:46 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 4:50 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by sarahbrown1220 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by sarahbrown1220 at 6:23 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
It is not acceptable even as a puppy. This should not be allowed to continue. When your dog does this, I would gently hold his mussel, say firmly NO BITE and then walk away and ignore him. NO play, no talking to him. Not even a glance. Wait for 5 or so minutes and let him come back and pet him. If he tries it again same thing. He does NOT get rewarded for biting. You must remain calm but firm and always consistent.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 9:15 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by youngfirsttimer at 12:00 AM on Aug. 12, 2009