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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Lots of redirects and patience. With a few bloody fingers and hands along the way. Now she only get mouthy with us from a short distance which is funny to see when she does it. Oh and she has her fur sister Aria to chew on as well.
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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Sorry about such boring idea, but how about a wood stick for a chewy toy?

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    @yulia Blue is a very hard chewer, too easy to break off and choke. Especially once it get wet from their drool.


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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    oh well, a raw bone then, perhaps? some bones (non-sharp ones, of course) are pretty darn hard. good for teeth, good for stomach/digestion, good nutrition-wise. Sounds like a good chewing toy

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Quote Originally Posted by yulia View Post
    oh well, a raw bone then, perhaps? some bones (non-sharp ones, of course) are pretty darn hard. good for teeth, good for stomach/digestion, good nutrition-wise. Sounds like a good chewing toy
    yep, I give those soup bones- the huge beef bone marrow ones when I'm feeling adventurous and don't mind cleaning up..lol..

    Antlers are also popular here. Elk, Moose, etc.


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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Winnie is our new puppy and she quit eating us alive about a month ago. It was an awful problem for me and my husband because we're old and have thin skin that tears easily--we both looked like burn victims or something!! We tried everything, re-direction didn't really work very well. Another bulldog owner told me that she used a spray bottle of water. You just squirt her in the face and say "no bite!" It doesn't hurt, just startles, and she didn't like it. The only drawback is that you don't always carry the bottle around with you. I would forget and put it down and she'd get me every time! It took a while, but after a bit I could just show her the bottle and she would quit biting. She did "talk back" just to let me know she didn't approve of being squirted. With a squirt bottle, you don't have to yell at them, and the bottle is squirting them when they bite, not you ;-). Another thing you can use is a soda can with some pennies taped inside. Give it a shake, and they are startled by the noise. Hang in there, I thought Winnie would never​ quit, but she doesn't bite at all now and is the most affectionate bulldog I've had (the others were not big biters)!

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Kevin was an Angel.. He never chewed on anything...



    He's just as well behaved now at 1 year old...

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    We are finally just getting out of the shark phase - and i echo what everyone else has said, redirecting with a toy etc. but what we really found helpful was to Yelp like a puppy, and then leave the room for 10-30 seconds.. Odin learned pretty quick that biting would make us go away when what he really wanted was to be near us.

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    Brutus is 5 months old and is now finally getting the hang of "No!". I absolutely love that you guys call it the "shark" phase because for Halloween this year I put him in a shark costume because he was such a monster at the time and all of my family understood and laughed the moment they saw him with the shiny silver fin on. Not too much worked for my guy. Re-direction was not working as he gets fixated on hands and feet. Yelping OUCH in a high pitched voice did not scare him nor stop him, it made him bite even harder. Basically the only thing that worked was for me to get him into the boot room (his play room) and put up the baby gate and let him howl/whine until he calmed down and then he could come out again. This happened at least 4-5 times a night for about 2 months. It was utterly exhausting and I felt like I was losing my mind! But it does get better. We also start puppy classes on Tuesday which I am very excited for!

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Lol so funny reading these posts as I am the proud new owner of a 2.5 month old English Bullshark. We are consistent with redirecting with chew toys but he does chomp a hand or foot here and there.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    Kevin was an Angel.. He never chewed on anything...



    He's just as well behaved now at 1 year old...

    OMG... hysterical!
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    I saw this photo when originally posted! It is priceless! I don't know how @TheLost does it-but he is in the right place at the right time with the camera(evidence)
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    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

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