How do i get my 10wk Lab to stop biting? I heard so many different ways, that you should muzzle them with your hand, you should thump them on the nose, you should spank their butt and that you should spray them in the face with water? I don't want to make him mean and i'm worried that he will bite my boyfriends daughter when she plays with him? what should i do? Will he grow out of it? Thanks.
Is the lab cutting teeth or just chewing and Bitting? I would buy him some kind of chew toy for him to chew on if he is cutting teeth!! But if he is just plain out bitting I would probaly spank him (But gently)!!!!
***Edited By: Ssteelers83 on 5/16/2006 5:11:34 PM*** Reason: Messed up
Betsy, I hope that he is biting while playing???? If so make a big deal out of it by saying "Ouch" and cry a little like a crying puppy. If he responds then go back to playing and if it gets a little rough use a command word like "Easy" and then use "Ouch" again if it gets too rough. HTH. It worked with my guy. Just keep loving him and use positive reinforcement.
I too have an 8 week old puppy that is a nibbler/biter...those puppy teeth are aweful...my husband found him with a litter of 13 total when he was 3 weeks old....the mother had abandoned him. He is adjusting well to being at home with his new family.
Kaycee is a "nipper" when she's in the playing mood she likes to come up behind you and nip/bite. She's not so bad when she's playing with hubby and I, but if the kids are in the way, they sometimes get caught in the "playing" cross fire lol. Now when she gets to rough when playing, I tell her "no" firmly and then make her sit. She's catching on quickly that if she gets to excited, then the playing will stop untill she calms down.
Well the puppy is biting beucase puppies bite. How long have you had him?
He does not know that he is hurting you when he bites. Try screaming and ignoring him. Make sre he has good chews, like marrow bones, cow hooves, some rope toys. He needs things he can get his teeth into and work his jaws on.
My puppy's bite-crazy too. I've tried the muzzling thing, but that seems to make him want to bite more, as he redoubles his efforts as soon as I let go. He doesn't bite in a mean way; I know he's just playing. But like others mentioned, those puppy teeth are sharp! I'm now telling him "no" and putting him on the ground away from me whenever he bites. We'll see if that works.
My puppy also bites (as do most pups). I tried the firm "No" for awhile but she kept doing it. I know she is playing and not trying to hurt anyone. I now use the more firmer "Eh, Eh" and quickly give her a toy instead to chew on. The other thing I've done is when she starts biting, I gently turn her onto her back and give the "Eh, Eh". It has worked very well, but it's only been about 3 days now. I found the "No" works for some things, but someone on here suggested the "Eh, Eh" and it's working great.
Keep your hand away from his mouth. Don't encourage or entice the behavior. Tell him no, or eh eh (I think that is better, it seems to get their attention more, I agree) and if the mouthing persists walk away and ignore him for 5 minutes.
I have currently been taking his mouth and muzzleing very gently and saying no! and he has really started to listen. I also have stopped playing tug a war with him and that has really helped. I have now had him for almost a month.
my 7 week old boston puppy also bites non stop. I tell him no and muzzle him with my hand but he just keeps at it. I know he is not trying to hurt me but those teeth hurt so bad. He has plenty of toys to play with but he only wants to bite me
***Edited By: ladder713 on 5/30/2006 1:23:03 PM*** Reason: spelling