here is my question she is a great pup, doesnt bark much yet except when she wants to go out. now when i am playing with her and she gets all fired up and she starts to chew on my hand i say "NO" then substitue my hand for a toy im not talking about tick tac biting like chomp down now the way i look at it is maybe she isnt intentionally doing it because we are playing, but i think that she needs to learn now that biting that hard is wrong is this ok at her age?
also she is learning well, we r using a crate and that works great, but when she isnt in the crate she will just go it seems, soetimes she sniffs and i know to get her outside but other times its so spontaineous i dont have time to get her. how can i train her when she isnt in the cage? what i do right now is right after it happens i take her to the accident tell her "NO" then i take her right outside, regardless if she has to go so she may get the hint more. is this the correct way? when she is in her crate she is fine cause she will bark to go outside, but when im home with her i dont want her in the crate at all times
I had the same problem with my Rottie puppy (still do sometiems). When she would bite like that while playing we would look her in the eyes and say NO. Even at 7 months she sometimes regresses. Another thing that works is a rolled up newspaper. We've never hit her with one but she doesn't like the sounds it makes when hitting a table.
Oakley has never been in a crate. We used puppy pads to house train her and then eventually to train her outside. She doesn't go in the house anymore. The only problem we have no is that she hates going outside to pee when its raining.
***Edited By: Debi0825 on 8/2/2005 4:02:07 PM*** Reason: forgot to add something
When I teach my 7mo rottie I stay away from using the word NO. They hear it all the time and it loses its meaning after a while. Instead I use stern unh unh and it works every time. Also another way to get them to stop biting is shout out like your in pain and they just hurt you. Shout loud enough to startle them and usually it only take 2 or 3 times for it to work. Another remedy would be to use lemon juice on your hands or squirt bottle it into their mouths when they bite.
At nine weks puppies just go sometimes. Its our job to take them out a lot.
As for biting, many are oraly fixated. Mine obsessivly licks us. I cand eal most of the time, its not being gnawed on. Keep workiong with her, you may need to try several diffrent textures of toys to find the proper substitute.