OH the joys of puppy-dom!!!! Hell and Heaven all wrapped up in adorable cuteness!!
You've been given an assortment of great advice so I won't add to it!! All I can say is that they do grow out of it ........ somehow and at some point. Then you are just left with the average stubborn bully!!! Who will rule you and have you wrapped around their little paw!!!
ItalianKid was where you are now and he went to his vet and the vet recommended this it is called a Kong Squeezz stick for his dog to chew on and it changed his relationship with his dog.
I personally like the spray bottle and the can of coins to stop unwanted behavior but to potty train hooking yourself to your bully with a leash will work like nothing else you just have to be patient.
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Thanks everyone. The pennies in the can did not work..lol...he has shown intrest in the can and jumps to catch it. The spray bottle on the other hand is working...lol.. my poor baby was soaked yesterday...but i think he is learning.
I am sooooooooooooo glad I found this thread!!!! I too am going thru this with Dooley big time. And its only been 4 days!!!! I am all he wants to chew on. He has $50 worth of new toys (that he has zero interest in, ZERO) and my big toe is what he seems to live for..... lol. Every chance he gets he is trying to bite it. He is only 8 1/2 weeks so we don't venture out but only to potty. Which he has taken to greatly btw, so I will take that good with the bad. So distracting him with the outside world is a no go at this point.
Man I have a long road ahead of me.
Well, anyone here can attest that I thought I got the spawn of satan when Bogey was younger. If it weren't for the folks here telling me this was normal, he will outgrow it and my wounds would heal, I may have run away myself!! THEY WERE RIGHT! But to get to that point, it was frustrating, painful and downright horrible at times!! Finding what works is an ongoing event! Bogey loved the spray bottle, got used to the coins in a can, ignored redirection, and almost laughed at us when we "yelped" or said "no". Seriously. I was sure I had the dog from hell!
But, persistance, patience, seeking advice and trial and error all paid off. The one thing I found was putting him in his crate when he could not be redirected, was my Godsend! He did not like being away from us and he was not allowed out until he was completely calm, which was never more than 5 minutes. The other thing I learned was that when he was tired or over stimulated, the biting got worse. I would crate him during the day just to make him nap- he was usually out cold within 3 minutes. When he woke, he was so gentle and loving. Until the next time..... We also took him on nightly walks, either in a wagon before his shots kicked in, or on his leash when he was old enough. We tossed treats so he would run and tire out. This really will go away before you do!! Hang in ther and research the threads on behavior issues. They are so helpful!!
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"A Good Pup is a Tired Pup"
Don't let that pant chasing thing go. Disagree with the behavior and redirect that energy to something positive. I lost a dog in childhood in this way. I've recounted the painful story before here so I won't go into detail.
Bo learned how to "High Five" during one of our "redirecting bad behavior" sessions around here. I forget what he was doing now that brought on the sudden training session but it sure worked. He's a High Fivin' fool now. Gives them to anyone who asks. LOL YouTube has all kinds of videos on how to teach a dog this or that. That's how we did it. Just copied a video.