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    I am having trouble getting my bully to stop biting everyone's feet. We got him chew toys, which he has no interest in, and we have been letting him know it does hurt by saying ouch.
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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    This is a common issue w/bully pups… my baby is almost 5 mos, and I'm dealing w/it again as well. I try to distract him as much as possible w/a toy, nylabone or whatever your baby prefers. If he gets WAY out of control, I put him in a sit/stay to get his attention… and if he still continues a time-out in the crate or gated area. That way he will understand he is not allowed to hang-out w/you guys if he can't control himself. Also give him LOTS of praise for making better choices… This faze won't last forever so just hang in there!!!

    Oh I forgot to mention… get a variety of toys. Soft stuffed ones, balls, rubber chews, rope toys… some dogs can be very picky. Always supervise him w/the toys in case he destroys them and decides to eat them. Wally loves balls, nerf frisbee, and the large jolly ball.

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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    This is a common issue w/bully pups… my baby is almost 5 mos, and I'm dealing w/it again as well. I try to distract him as much as possible w/a toy, nylabone or whatever your baby prefers. If he gets WAY out of control, I put him in a sit/stay to get his attention… and if he still continues a time-out in the crate or gated area. That way he will understand he is not allowed to hang-out w/you guys if he can't control himself. Also give him LOTS of praise for making better choices… This faze won't last forever so just hang in there!!!

    Oh I forgot to mention… get a variety of toys. Soft stuffed ones, balls, rubber chews, rope toys… some dogs can be very picky. Always supervise him w/the toys in case he destroys them and decides to eat them. Wally loves balls, nerf frisbee, and the large jolly ball.

    Agreed.... and stay consistent... everyone in the house has to do this so he 'gets' it
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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    This is a common issue w/bully pups… my baby is almost 5 mos, and I'm dealing w/it again as well. I try to distract him as much as possible w/a toy, nylabone or whatever your baby prefers. If he gets WAY out of control, I put him in a sit/stay to get his attention… and if he still continues a time-out in the crate or gated area. That way he will understand he is not allowed to hang-out w/you guys if he can't control himself. Also give him LOTS of praise for making better choices… This faze won't last forever so just hang in there!!!

    Oh I forgot to mention… get a variety of toys. Soft stuffed ones, balls, rubber chews, rope toys… some dogs can be very picky. Always supervise him w/the toys in case he destroys them and decides to eat them. Wally loves balls, nerf frisbee, and the large jolly ball.
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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    I have nothing to offer except sympathy! Archie is 13 weeks old & he's super sweet, but during his active play times (which is most of the day) he's super mouthy & biting. It's frustrating! We haven't had a puppy for 10 years & I remember our last dog (a Great Dane) biting & playing rough too & I know it doesn't last forever, but it can be irritating nonetheless. Our kiddos are 4 & 7 and they respond by running away & screaming which makes them just look like giant chew toys!

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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    Pups will be pups and this is common, and he will grow out of it. In the mean time @ddnene has given you some great advise. Hang in there and be consistent, it will get better.
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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    I have a 4 month old puppy and the time out method is the only thing that works for us. It doesn't take him long because he hates to be away from us.

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    Default Re: 12 wk old biting

    Thanks guys! I bought him some new toys today. I stuff a treat in one and it's been keeping him very entertained. I will definitely try all suggestions. Glad I'm not alone with this. The kids are starting to call him Diablo because of the nipping.

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    I think bullies have really really really high power chewing needs. Kongs work, knuckle bones from the butcher, femurs.....

    Lola has chewed on knuckle bones for three consecutive hours.

    Chewing on you is a way to drain energy or communicate a need for attention, potty or hunger/thirst.
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