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    Default But my 5yr old 3 times

    Not a strong bite, but with those easier sharp teeth, my poor little girl hurt. I do notice him lunge at her from time to time, which it correct it immediately. My little girl tried picking him up while he was asleep and he bit her bottom cheek. Another day she put her face at floor level in front of him and he bit her lip. What's the best way to deal with this? Last thing I want is my little girl being afraid of Ace. I'm assuming this is normal behavior?


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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    It is normal for them to turn into sharks when they are pups. I would try to keep the little one out of his face until this stops. You just have to stay consistent with training and making him understand this is not acceptable.
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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    Unfortunately this is very normal… my grandson is only 2, and when Winston was very young we had the same issues. I would have to supervise them together at all times, and sometimes I would put Winston in his crate if he wouldn't stop the nipping. Sometimes I would get Marcus to give Winston a toy to chew on instead of his fingers, and that would work… It's short lived, and hopefully if you get him in some puppy training he will learn to please his human family instead of nipping at them. Good Luck!!!

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    It is normal puppy (and very bully like) behavior. Of course, you will want
    to patiently, kindly and consistently correct him immediately. With bullies,
    negative correction doesn't work well if at all~shouting, smacking, shaming
    will result in even behavior. Firmly disagree with calmness, shake a can of
    coins, screws, nails, etc to startle him into a stop, if so then lavishing praise
    and one piece of his dry kibble as treat or give a chew toy right away to re-
    direct his attention. Always praise behavior you want, ignore behavior you
    don't want (except biting). Teach your child the proper ways of interacting
    with your puppy, needed too for when she's around strange dogs.


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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    This is the way I went about it, please give your feedback. I usually get home about 1 hour after my kids are home from school. So as soon as the kids walk in the door, Ace will go to his kennel for about 1 hour. He will only be around them while I'm next to them so I can closely supervise his behavior and correct on the spot. We will not be leaving Ace alone with them, until we feel 100% trust in him.

    Today we tried this. I corrected him about 10 times. I also taught my daughter on how to go about playing with him, and for her not to be scare or show him fear. He tried launching at her while she was on the swings. Corrected him on the spot. When I correct him, I do a stern NO and put him on his back and saying NO BITING. He just looks at me with his goggly eyes, lol. Hopefully I'm doing this right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTheBathound View Post
    This is the way I went about it, please give your feedback. I usually get home about 1 hour after my kids are home from school. So as soon as the kids walk in the door, Ace will go to his kennel for about 1 hour. He will only be around them while I'm next to them so I can closely supervise his behavior and correct on the spot. We will not be leaving Ace alone with them, until we feel 100% trust in him.

    Today we tried this. I corrected him about 10 times. I also taught my daughter on how to go about playing with him, and for her not to be scare or show him fear. He tried launching at her while she was on the swings. Corrected him on the spot. When I correct him, I do a stern NO and put him on his back and saying NO BITING. He just looks at me with his goggly eyes, lol. Hopefully I'm doing this right.
    You can always keep a spray bottle filled with water with you... squirt to the body/face with a firm no or leave it.... it worked great with my gang. All I have to do now is show the bottle and they stop the unwanted behavior
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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    The shark bites will hopefully disappear once the baby teeth are gone! Although in the middle of summer, I had to wear socks to protect my toes.

    Although it is of course important to let him know when he's doing something unwanted, I still think most of what you describe is his way of playing and trying to interact with the children. If your daughter is on the swings, he will probably try to join her in what to him looks like a fun game. With kids in the house supervising all interaction between dog and child is of course important, and also to train the children as well as the dog as well as lay out rules to children what they can and cannot do with the dog. My kid is older but we still set some basic rules when we got our dog - don't wake the dog up (unless told to help wake him up!), no rough play with the dog indoors, and always respect when the dog signals that he doesn't want to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTheBathound View Post
    This is the way I went about it, please give your feedback. I usually get home about 1 hour after my kids are home from school. So as soon as the kids walk in the door, Ace will go to his kennel for about 1 hour. He will only be around them while I'm next to them so I can closely supervise his behavior and correct on the spot. We will not be leaving Ace alone with them, until we feel 100% trust in him.

    Today we tried this. I corrected him about 10 times. I also taught my daughter on how to go about playing with him, and for her not to be scare or show him fear. He tried launching at her while she was on the swings. Corrected him on the spot. When I correct him, I do a stern NO and put him on his back and saying NO BITING. He just looks at me with his goggly eyes, lol. Hopefully I'm doing this right.
    We use a 12oz soda can 1/4 way filled with coins and the top taped up. I call it a "puppy bomb". It stops whatever behavior I want them to stop immediately. It is the greatest. Now all I have to say is " do you want the puppy bomb" they both look at me and stop what they are doing. There really isn't a wrong way to re direct bad behavior(other than physical which I know you would never do) so whatever you find working, keep at it! Good luck.
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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    Thank you all for the replies. I like the coins in a bottle idea. Will probably try that this weekend. Ace has done better with my daughter these past 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    We use a 12oz soda can 1/4 way filled with coins and the top taped up. I call it a "puppy bomb". It stops whatever behavior I want them to stop immediately. It is the greatest. Now all I have to say is " do you want the puppy bomb" they both look at me and stop what they are doing. There really isn't a wrong way to re direct bad behavior(other than physical which I know you would never do) so whatever you find working, keep at it! Good luck.
    Puppy Bomb I love the name. I tried this but didn't put as much coins and it worked for a week and then she thought it was a toy. Tried the water bottle and she licks it up I left it out once and she got a hold of it and broke the trigger on it. lol. She showed me

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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    Some may disagree with me but I had two crates when he was a pup! One for night night time, and one in the living room for "time outs". Every time he would do things that were unacceptable I said NO bite, and put him in time out crate. Trust me he got the message real quick lol! Some people say that I may teach him to hate the crate. However, that never happened. He loved his night night crate! But when I would scream NO he ran and hid under the table because he didn't want to go to time out lol

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    Default Re: But my 5yr old 3 times

    I am going through a similar thing but it's 2 pups being pups. I cannot do the coins because I have an 18 month bully who I trained using this method. The pups like the water spray however I put lemon in it today and it's early days but it's working.
    The 2 crates thing may work but my fear is the pup then will relate to going to the crate when bad, this will confuse at time out / night time



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