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    Hi there, 11 week old EB biting my heels oh and my toddlers... and my husband's! I know he's a baby but it seriously hurts. He gets our legs, toes, etc. Even pulled my toddlers shorts down like the image you see in Coppertone Baby ads!! My daughter is afraid of him... it's not all his fault either - she's timid. Every time we play with him he bites our hands... is this normal? I bought apple bitter stuff and it seems to work... but I would rather not use it all the time. I haven't tried the penny jar yet mostly bc I don't want to scare/wake my toddler. I love our family's new addition but need help!Thanks so much! Alicia

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    have a variety of textured toys laying around and everytime puppy goes to bite (because they are teething) put a toy in pups mouth . this is normal behavior, sorry
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    Yes it's normal ... welcome to puppy-hood!!! It doesn't feel like it now but it does get better - I promise!!! I will tag @desertskybulldogs and @Lucy-licious who I know both had to deal with shark-toothed bully pups!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    Yes it's normal ... welcome to puppy-hood!!! It doesn't feel like it now but it does get better - I promise!!! I will tag @desertskybulldogs and @Lucy-licious who I know both had to deal with shark-toothed bully pups!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    have a variety of textured toys laying around and everytime puppy goes to bite (because they are teething) put a toy in pups mouth . this is normal behavior, sorry
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    I believe 99.9% of us on this site have gone through exactly what you are going through now ... and we are all still alive to tell the tale .... so it does get better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akamm10 View Post
    Thanks!!

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    you're welcome sweetie ,, sorry for the bad news ,,,,
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    It will end. Give your toddler toys to give to the puppy and try to make it fun for her so she won't be scared. Wet wash cloths, fold them up and freeze them. Give them to the puppy to chew on. The cold will feel good on the gums. Ice cubes will work also they are just messier.
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    Welcome to puppy hood, that's what they do, is bite and play, so get used to it, and before you know it it will be over and you will miss puppy hood. Just keep chew toys handy and when he bites you just tell him "no" and give a chew toy. When pups get tired they start playing rough, and crazy, just like skin kids do, so it's time for a nap. right now I would limit his play time to not over 45 minutes, then it's time for a rest and a little nap. Just be patient, it will pass. Here is a letter from your puppy.

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    Default Re: Urgent! ?*$#%!!! Biting!!!

    Hate to say it and obviously I don't mean it cuz they are so cute, but Bullie pups are really horrible about biting, drawing blood, inflicting pain and being just plain horrible.
    There, I said it.

    But soon enough, they turn this magic corner and become sweeter and nicer than any dog you ever had.
    It's happening now with Walley-Bubba and thank God because I have no doubt the vet Leidecker is planning something equally horrible for him if he doen't behave!

    Seriously though, they are very strong willed dogs and they seem to require an equally strong, almost brutal, alpa male or female.
    Who is the master, you or the bullie? Obviously you are...all things come from you...let him know it at every opportunity and eventually he will get it!
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    Default Re: Urgent! ?*$#%!!! Biting!!!

    Recently we had another thread about this where @mer55 related that she noticed her pup was a lot more bitey when he was tired. I realized from that response that Amelia also was a lot worse when she was tired too. So for a couple weeks every time she would bite she would go in time out. I also would cup her chin with my hand and tell her NO BITE right after each bite and while taking her to her crate for time out. Usually she would be asleep within a couple minutes.

    Sometimes when it was apparent she wasn't tired and would start to bite I'd put a toy in her mouth. (I made sure to have them right with us all the time.) As suggested here too.

    I also noticed she would try to bite more when it was time for her to eat too. And I don't know if all puppies are this way, but she has always been amazing when it comes to hand feeding. Whenever I offer her kibble she has always gently taken it from my hand. So if your puppy will hand feed gently you can also use that as a tool to teach him to mouth gently instead of bite.

    Now at 16 weeks of age Amy has virtually stopped biting us at all. She licks and gently "mouths" occasionally but she doesn't bite us humans anyway.
    She still bites HRH when they are playing excitedly. (I'm working on that one) But she has virtually stopped biting Bruce and me.
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    Default Re: Urgent! ?*$#%!!! Biting!!!

    Oh the joys of having a puppy and a toddler. I have been there and I feel your pain! It will get better though

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    Aww hunny....I see everyone left you lots of advise. The only thing I can add is to maybe get a playpen to put him in while your little girl is running around playing. Let them be in the same room but on safe sides of a pen.....this will help her get used to him without him nipping her ankles. She doesn't understand he'll grow out if it yet so best, just for now, to let her feel safe in his presence. The times when you do let him out with her, supervise their playtime and teach her how to play with him safely. No excited running around just sitting with a toy and mummy or daddy. Helping to train him and rewarding him xx

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