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    Default FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething?
    Also known as the shark phase! Please give any tips, tricks and advice you have for new puppy owners!


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

    Sassy is still teething.... have them several toys to chew on! Sassy has never chewed on anything inappropriate, always the toys we provide for her

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

    It was only supposed to be a phase? Crap. I'm in trouble. They are now 7 and 5 years old.

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

    When I had a bulldog 25 years ago he ate everything. Chairs, tables, doors, window sills, wicker baskets, and the occasional shoe.
    Now that I have Mack he doesn't touch a thing. A real culture shock for me.

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

    Constantly saying "no bite" putting a nylabone in their mouth and saying "here, bite THIS". But since I had other dogs-they mostly played and bit the other dogs instead of me!
    If things were quiet, always checking to see what they were up to. Crating them when I left the house. Never leaving shoes or anything I valued where they could chew it.
    Being very vigilant at checking on them.
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    Default Re: FAQ: How did you survive puppy teething phase?

    I'm still working on that, lol. My arms, hands, legs & ankles are pretty beat up. I'm just not fast enough, my hubby is though. #superjealous
    We have several chew toys for Chubbs but that doesn't seem to matter.

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

    Abraham is only 6 months so we still have a little ways to go yet but so far he hasn't been destructive. He chews his KONG and likes to chew on us some when we pet him but all in all it hasn't been to bad. Kinda feel sorry for the little guy cause I know he is hurting. My wife will freeze him a wet wash cloth sometimes and give it to him to chew so as to numb his sore gums some and give him a little relief.

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

    Patrick is 3months and he goes through phases where he's dead set on biting my hands or pant legs. Nothing can stop him even his favorite bully stick. Hope this phase goes by quick

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

    it will go away, grabbing them by both sides of the cheek and make sure you get eye contact and stating clearly "no bite" like Lynn said really is the trick. Growling and crying when they do it helps too. You need to make them understand you are the leader of the pack and they have to listen to you.

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

    I also taught no bite, plus a ton of redirecting with toys, and when that didn't work- Bitter Apple all over my hands and feet.


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

    Lots of chew toys....and things they are allowed to bite and chew on.....and lots of redirection. Also, band-aids for the shark-phase.

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

    We just put our Nikes on and we ran for our lives!!

    I remember one time a friend called me while I was playing with Goob in the backyard. All of a sudden I felt his jaws sink into my calf! I was partly laughing/ partly crying with what happened. I still have two vampire scars on my calf as proof. We also have videos of Goob trying to nip our shoes, pants, and legs. I would forget that we were raising a hammerhead shark and wear flip flops...yikes! Big mistake!

    He STILL shark attacks us at times and he is 3 years old. Not as often as he used to but we just have toys close by to stick in his mouth.

    I guess I don't have much advice other than...if you can't outrun them, take it like a man! ha!

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