alicat - You must have missed the specific thread that deputy is referring to, but you've read other threads like it. It was another one of those drawn out arguments between those that feel that physical punishment is sometimes appropriate vs. those that feel that physical punishment is never appropriate.
I don't think anyone ever changes anyone's mind in these threads, but it forces everyone to think about what they are saying.
Holding them to the floor is just like abusing them. Since I started this topic a while ago, i figured out a different way. Same with the open hand slap thing. Really? You think that I'm gonna try that on my dog. I never even wanna even think about that! It's just like abusing it! The way I think will work, is turning your back to him! It's not gonna abuse him!
I love my dog! He's on security guard! And also a natural born cutie!
The best and only method to my madness is to buy a squirt bottle and full it with water then when ur pup does anything ur tryin to correct them on, put it on stream and give them a good spray in the face! My pup hates it and I know im not hurting her in any way! It's my savoir, I have the best behaved pup on the block, listens to every command and shes only 10 weeks old. All I have to do is grab the bottle not even spray her (atleast very rarely)an she stops in her tracks. I've never tried it on a grown dog, but I'm sute ot migjy still work!!! Good luck
There are alot of ways to stop your dog's nipping. The best ways are holding the muzzle, or getting up and leaving the room if he nips. Ignoring and stopping any interaction can help too. You should never hit him, or pin him down because that can scare him, or make him aggressive and he might bite aggressively instead of just nipping. I've seen alot of stuff in my dog training classes, and this advice has helped many people who owned nippers. :)
Good for you, not wanting to hit your puppy. That's the quickest way to teach him to fear you. Positive reinforcement is best. :) Good luck with your baby. There's always a better way than hitting, and a young puppy can't be expected to know nipping is wrong-that's how he played with his littermates. You need to teach him kindly. Sounds like you're on the right track. On the other hand, if he bites someone and they sue, your parents will be the ones sued not you, if you are a minor. I haven't heard anyone sued because a puppy playfully nipped them before though.
Your dog is just being plain nasty! Slap your dog's ass untill he/she stops. i say this to everyone! Or watch the dog whisperer on sky. Its about this guy who goes around to people's houses helping them train their dogs, I get most of my training ideas from that.
I, too have a problem with my toy fox terrier, who is only 9 wks old, nipping and biting me really hard. I am trying to get her to stop with no results so far. She seems to think that I am playing with her when I say "NO Biting" in a firm voice and push her away from me. I have even open hand slapped her with no results. I have never before EVER slapped any dogs that I have had and I don't want to do so now. It is, as far as I am concerned, just cruel to hit an animal! There has to be a better way! I am hoping that someone out there can help me to correct this biting and nipping problem. We really love her and she is so much fun when she is not biting and is playing nice with us and our other dogs and cat.