Wooow.... so anyways, thanks everyone for your help. Here is what I have tried since reading EVERYONES post. I tried taking away her treats and walking away when she bit, i tried yelping like an idiot, and i tried ignoring her for about 2 days completely when she would not stop biting. Now she has been biting and jumping up to get my attention, i have not made eye contact or talked to her once. Today, I thought i would try a tap on the nose. I walked in the door, she started biting my arm, I sharply said "no" and pointed at her, showing i was serious. SHe lunged and bit my hand HARD. It's now bruised. I calmy approached her and said "no bite" as i tapped her nose, and held her mouth shut, until she stopped struggling (this took about 30 mins) and she fell asleep in my arms.
A little back story about her, she was found wondering around the streets at 8 weeks old without a litter/mother. she tries to eat rocks.sticks/mud/poop etc.
I calmy approached her and said "no bite" as i tapped her nose, and held her mouth shut, until she stopped struggling (this took about 30 mins) and she fell asleep in my arms.
How was she once she woke up? And the pointing the finger at them to show them you are serious doesn't work. All it does is give them something else to try and bite off. I seriously had to laugh when I read that cuz it has no affect on them whatsoever even though we all have probably done that at least once in our lives lol.
well tihs is my first dog.. lol, really new at this. the pointing thing kinda made me feel a little tougher, but obviously not haha. Once she woke up she was calm, sat on command, didn't herd me around the house, and is more calm in general. She still curled up and sat with me to watch tv
Wow ... what an experience to have when it's your very first dog. It sounds to me like if she was found wandering around at 8 weeks of age with no mom or siblings, she probably wasn't exposed to much interaction with her littermates which would have helped you tremendously. Have you googled NILIF? That is definitely a great place to start with her. I am glad she seemed calmer once she woke up. Seems you may have broken ground with her.