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    Thanks for the advice I think some of it may be a dominance thing because its not just during play it is when he gets mad or frustrated or when he wants ur attention and I also have a question about playing with him I won't play tug I like to and he loves it but he seems to get really really wound up and I noticed he seems to get so wound up playing fetch or anything that its like he will bite anything do u know of any games that I can play with him to burn some of his energy but not wind him up so bad I don't want to just not play with him all together that is how we always end our little training sessions just so its fun for him too any ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevysmom View Post
    Thanks for the advice I think some of it may be a dominance thing because its not just during play it is when he gets mad or frustrated or when he wants ur attention and I also have a question about playing with him I won't play tug I like to and he loves it but he seems to get really really wound up and I noticed he seems to get so wound up playing fetch or anything that its like he will bite anything do u know of any games that I can play with him to burn some of his energy but not wind him up so bad I don't want to just not play with him all together that is how we always end our little training sessions just so its fun for him too any ideas
    this is interesting to read as............. Though Hank has no biting issues at all, when he gets into playing, especially in the eve, he has a hard time settling down... I love that big green ball he chasses as he does that all on his own, and when I know it's time to stop, I ask him to step aside, (and he will) and then I pick it up and put it away.. He comes in with the energy blown, and does much better that way than when actively played with.. He does like me to watch though.... lol but no interaction needed I can even be sitting and reading as long as he can see me, he has a blast... darn dogs.. anyway, though I'm not actively playing, I'm 'with' him so I think he gets that same satisfaction??? His dad roughhouses with him STILL which so far!!! he knows that he's the only one he can play that way with. He never attempts to play rough with me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, OR beg food from me... (but yes dad!!!! as his dad is a sap for him) Anyway, another thing that someone here (sorry, so much great info I never remember who gives what ) suggested this stuff called Pet Corrector.. Did wonders for her, and!!!!!!!!!!!! I was having jumping on my grandson issues that were making us all crazy so I got some and I tried it... marvelous!!! you'll have to look it up and read as it will be explained well. No pain, no touch, just a air spray SOUND (not towards or directed at dog) that you use with undesirable behavior. Your guy may be too young, but read up on it. If he's spookie, I don't think I would want to use,,, (I mean unusually spookie as these guys are so touchy ) but Hank just turned around and looked for the noise, jumped again, 'looked for the noise' and that was that... sooooooooooo, just a thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevysmom View Post
    Thanks for the advice I think some of it may be a dominance thing because its not just during play it is when he gets mad or frustrated or when he wants ur attention and I also have a question about playing with him I won't play tug I like to and he loves it but he seems to get really really wound up and I noticed he seems to get so wound up playing fetch or anything that its like he will bite anything do u know of any games that I can play with him to burn some of his energy but not wind him up so bad I don't want to just not play with him all together that is how we always end our little training sessions just so its fun for him too any ideas
    Not sure its dominance quite yet, Bully's play hard, and Ellie gets "pawy" as we call it, she will do this after we have a play session and daddy is petting her butt and he stops, she will paw at him and try to climb his arm, so daddy ignores her "bad" behavior (gets up and walks away) - or gets a quick time out.

    Playtime - I know its summer time, but are you able to take Chevy for short walks and burn some of his energy, refresh my memory, is he playing fetch?? Ellie loves playing it, but she does not give me the ball when she comes back, and I have chase her, and pry it from her mouth, and she still has toys that make her NUTTY, that she is only allowed to play with for a short time, like her Jolly Balls, look into them for Chevy, doggies go crazy for them

    Does Chevy have all of his puppy shots yet?? As once he does, the best thing we did for Ellie, was AKC Puppy Kindergarten classes, they challenged Ellie mentally which also tired her out, and was time we got to spend together, and Ellie started learning her manners, coupled with her time out when she misbehaving, did her good

    ok, hope I answered this well, have foggy brain...end of day, Must get sleep!!


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    Gang has given great advice... stay consistent with him and make sure all the humans in the house are doing the same so he 'gets' it. It will end -- it is the 'shark' phase as other mentioned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalaloopsie View Post
    When Tank was a baby, I was advised to stop this behaviour very decisively - when he does this, you flatten him on the floor, holding his neck, press gently but firmly, make him lie down and say NO BITING! This shows your dominance, shows him you are an alpha dog. If he still tries to go on, next step is taking him by this excessive skin on his neck and shaking a bit. This is how bully Momma punishes babies. But I may be needed this next step only once, usually presssing worked perfect.
    Result is that Tank never nips me, I just tell him No biting and he obeys, but my hubby is his favourite chewing toy. Because bulldogs love to nip, and I don't know when it's gonna stop, but my Tank is 1,5 yo now, and still tries chewing people. But not his food, lol. Food he vacuums
    @Chevysmom this is exactly what you have to do as @Lalaloopsie just mentioned. Your dog is not big enough to get out of pinning him down. One hand on the neck, one hand on thd hip side with a firm NO BITTING. Dont add words as you're going to confuse him. Just 2 words and hold him there for a good while till his body surrenders. Make sure "your" chest section is over his face as that shows a dog "you're the alpha!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFrey2012 View Post
    Not sure its dominance quite yet, Bully's play hard, and Ellie gets "pawy" as we call it, she will do this after we have a play session and daddy is petting her butt and he stops, she will paw at him and try to climb his arm, so daddy ignores her "bad" behavior (gets up and walks away) - or gets a quick time out.

    Playtime - I know its summer time, but are you able to take Chevy for short walks and burn some of his energy, refresh my memory, is he playing fetch?? Ellie loves playing it, but she does not give me the ball when she comes back, and I have chase her, and pry it from her mouth, and she still has toys that make her NUTTY, that she is only allowed to play with for a short time, like her Jolly Balls, look into them for Chevy, doggies go crazy for them

    Does Chevy have all of his puppy shots yet?? As once he does, the best thing we did for Ellie, was AKC Puppy Kindergarten classes, they challenged Ellie mentally which also tired her out, and was time we got to spend together, and Ellie started learning her manners, coupled with her time out when she misbehaving, did her good

    ok, hope I answered this well, have foggy brain...end of day, Must get sleep!!
    Thanks for the advice yes he does play fetch but gets so growly and snappy when u take the ball he will go get it and bring it back but u then have to take it he is learning drop it now and he does good with some commands sit down paw stand he caught on to them immediately but no and no bite is proving to be the hardest and yes he has his shots got his last round yesterday I looked into puppy classes but I am in a small town in Ky and there r no trainers or classes close by the closes one was an hr away and it was four classes and almost 300 for those four classes and we take walks to burn energy and he does good for the most part except the biting but sometimes he will go completely crazy running and flopping allover the house and biting everything and every one in his path that's when he usually gets a10 min time out longer if he doest calm down

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    Thanks I will give this a try

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    Oswald does this too, and it is driving me and my boyfriend NUTS. My hands are covered in nip marks (I have sensitive skin). It's good to see from the advice that we are doing the right thing to train him and this is just a phase, though. I have been both holding him down gently by his neck/neck skin and telling him NO BITE, and putting him in time out if he continues. These seem to work a day at a time, and taking him for a walk immediately when I get home from work also seems to help burn off some energy. He is definitely teething, though. He also tends to calm down CONSIDERABLY if I sit on the couch with him and hold his bone for him while he chews it (voraciously!!!). That way he gets to chew something he is supposed to chew AND gets some time engaging with mommy (which is what he wants to begin with), so we both win.

    I can't wait for this phase to be over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspberryswirl View Post
    Oswald does this too, and it is driving me and my boyfriend NUTS. My hands are covered in nip marks (I have sensitive skin). It's good to see from the advice that we are doing the right thing to train him and this is just a phase, though. I have been both holding him down gently by his neck/neck skin and telling him NO BITE, and putting him in time out if he continues. These seem to work a day at a time, and taking him for a walk immediately when I get home from work also seems to help burn off some energy. He is definitely teething, though. He also tends to calm down CONSIDERABLY if I sit on the couch with him and hold his bone for him while he chews it (voraciously!!!). That way he gets to chew something he is supposed to chew AND gets some time engaging with mommy (which is what he wants to begin with), so we both win.

    I can't wait for this phase to be over!

    Try dropping the word bite... and just use NO or ENOUGH. I'm re-reading a book and this is one of the things that jumped out at me in a recent section. it talks about how we think a dog can determine our meaning, but it is all sound related... so short single syllable words work best with them. Also used no bite as an example... you say NO, dog thinks 'uh-oh' then you say BITE... dog thinks- OK.. chump. listening to how she described this made total sense to me. give it a try and see if it helps.
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    You're absolutely right. I will try this. Simpler is always better with puppies to start with.

    He's a bright little dude, and learns fast... and even though I know bullies tend to be stubborn he listens to me more often than not I think mostly because he absolutely adores me so much. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspberryswirl View Post
    You're absolutely right. I will try this. Simpler is always better with puppies to start with.

    He's a bright little dude, and learns fast... and even though I know bullies tend to be stubborn he listens to me more often than not I think mostly because he absolutely adores me so much. <3
    Exactly! I think this as well "because he adores me so much" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hankster View Post
    Exactly! I think this as well "because he adores me so much" ...
    I have seriously never had a dog that has bonded to me like this before. I can even tell that he feels bad when he nips too hard.
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