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    Default *** how to stop rough play with bullies ***

    Any suggestions on how to calm a bulldog down? Chumlee is 5 months old and loves to play...very, VERY active for a bulldog. He likes to bite, a lot. although its just play biting and he never bites hard. I would like to figure out how to get him to stop biting. I have a 4 yr old who loves to play with him, but his biting is a little too much for a 4 yr old, especially when he nips the feet. He's been doing this since we had him when he was 8 weeks old. He doesn't seem to bite as much as when he was younger, but when you do try to get down and play with him, he always wants to bite. Never any growling, always just playful bites. Any suggestions on how to stop this?? I have tried timeouts in his crate and redirection...as well as giving him acceptable things to bite on..no luck. PLEASE HELP!!

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    Oh my gosh, my bully is almost 7 months and is the EXACT same way! Would love some advise too!!!!

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    Default Re: *** how to stop rough play with bullies ***

    @slimmdp @PJ Trese It's best to try nipping the biting behavior in the bud. They may be just playing, but they could bite the wrong person and cause problems.

    When you're playing with your dog and he bites you, yelp and act like a dog. I know it sounds absolutely ridiculous, but I swear it works. I've used it with any dog I've ever had and I used it on Delilah. When they bite you, just make a high pitch yelping noise like what a puppy would do if they were hurt. The dog will most likely stop and look at you like, "What did I do wrong?" After they stop, tell them, "Ouch..that hurts! No bite!" Every time they bite, do the high pitched yelp and then say "No bite!"

    They have the pack mentality. If they think they're hurting their leader..they'll feel bad and want to stop. They don't want to hurt you and don't realize they're causing a problem. The yelping helps to see that.

    Delilah still plays rough occasionally and gets nipping. The instant I yelp she's done, lol.

    Let me know if that's helpful and if it works!


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    Default Re: *** how to stop rough play with bullies ***

    That's good advise from @laurendoodler and you have to be consistent with it.
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