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 Post subject: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Hi, I'm new and this is my first post. I have a 5mos old female puppy that keep biting. My 3yo tail and his ears. I'm afraid she is going to hurt him or cause some depression. Is there anything I can do to stop her? I am using my code word to stop her when I'm around and then say good girl when she stops with a treat to follow but it not getting any better.

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:45 pm 
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At this age,she should have stopped...as i have a 5 months old male cocker...n i remember...he used to bite a lot when he was 3 mnths old...
For you, i would say offer her ice cubes atleast 4 times a day..
Reason being..as its her teething age...her gums might be hurting...so she tends to bite..
Whenever she bites,just drop everything..and stop playing with her...she should understand that if she would bite..nothing good happens..
And u really need to hurry as after say 6mnths..training becomes impossible..
Gud luck..

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:44 am 
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She only bits on my 3 yo cocker and we have been trying to stop her. That why I'm asking for some help. I will try the ice.

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:33 am 
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I'm sorry to hear your puppy is using your older dog as a chew toy. :roll I'm sure that the older dog will soon take this situation seriously and discipline the puppy for you. :OMY Older dogs can sometimes be more severe in disciplining the puppy than you are. :th-up

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:34 am 
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It is cocker puppy play and quite normal. I would think your adult cocker will put a stop to it if they do not want to play :dk

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Should I just let him put a stop to it. He normally do but I don't want her to hurt him.

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:13 pm 
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I would let the older dog put a stop to it, as long as you are around to supervise. Make sure that he doesn't go after her meaning to seriously hurt her. :dk

I wouldn't leave the two of them alone unsupervised. :roll

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. I don't leave them unsupervised. At what age will this behavior stop ?

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
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This isn't to say you let the older dog hurt the pup....I would not allow it to escalate to fighting. A dog is a pup for the first year...hard to say when your particular dog will stop it. It is very common for cockers to grab the ears of another. I suspect much of the time its just the hair being grabbed :dk
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Thanks for the advice. I don't leave them unsupervised. At what age will this behavior stop ?

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:05 am 
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Debbie thank you I was beginning to worry. You are right she is also grabbing his ears. I do step in when I feel it Is escalating. I think Taz is more patient with her than we are. Don't get me wrong I love her just as much as I do him. I just don't want to see either one of them hurting and not do anything. They are my babies.

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
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Lottie also likes to use Hetty as a chew toy, Lottie is nearly 6 months and Hetty nearly 2 years. Hetty is such a complete wuss she just squeaks and pulls her foot away, but because she wants to stay sat on my lap, she can't get away from the evil puppy! :tg Sometimes we step in if we think Lottie is going OTT, but I think it would be good for Hetty to learn to tell the puppy off. She does softly growl at her occasionally, but Lottie just ignores this, naughty girl!

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 Post subject: Re: Puppy biting
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:17 am 
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I never let my dogs work it out - I'm too afraid someone will get hurt. I also don't let the cats and dogs work it out. Not since my Peke accidentally killed his feline best friend by puncturing the juggler vein. If you haven't taken him to obedience training, do it now. It will get him in the mode of listening to you. Then, teach him the "leave it" command. You should be able to leave a steak on the floor, tell him to "leave it" and walk away without him going for it when your back is turned.

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