- Mar 8, 2022
- Bulldog(s) Names
Hi everyone! Im frankie i'm new here
Well frankie is still a puppy but how do i teach him to correct the biting? Or is it due to teething?! He lunges for my husband and i before he will even go pee in the morning lol. I just dont want him to get bigger and still be biting!Welcome Frankie! You are a handsome dude! Plenty of advice to be had here when you need it!
Wow that was super helpful! And i will definitely not let him in my bed anymore! Ive been the one mostly trying to train him and i always notice him trying to not walk with me correctly on the leash or be overly biting with ME. My husbands parents have always had dogs so he is familiar with how to be stern. Me on the other hand im a big softy and still think he's a puppy and doesn't completely understand wrong from right but im realizing that makes him forget that me AND my husband are his owners. So thank you for this i will trying a few new thingsBiting is a phase that normally stops after a few months but left uncorrected, can turn ugly. Do not let him bite your hands and feet, ever. If he tries to, gently grab the little beast, yell "NO!", turn him on his back and hold him there until he stops...then stick him in a kennel. Put a chew toy in his mouth(no string chews, rawhides or stuffed animals). While he's in there, take the time to dress your wounds and gather your thoughts. After about 15 minutes let him out. If he continues to try to bite at your hands, feet, arms pants, shoes, sleeves, children, etc...YELL some more and repeat. He will eventually get it. It may take a very long time for him to get it. Have plenty of chews around. We don't get many puppies in rescue but when we do, the soft Nylabone(or similar) is what they get.
If you do nothing to correct this undesirable behavior then he will never learn and you can expect a lifetime of behavior management. BTW, be careful when hugging or giving a kiss to a "teething" puppy. You may end up with needly marks on your face. Do not ever let a puppy(or adult dog) into your bed. That puts them on equal ground with you and opens the door for them to assume the ALPHA role in the home. Allowing on furniture is also something that should not be done until the family pecking order is established.
Definitely did!Oscarmayer got you covered there.
Just want to add my 2 cents - teaching an EB a firm 'No' or 'Stop' or in my case, I taught 'uh-uh' is as important as positive reinforcement for good behavior. It's basically a quick command to signal the EB to stop what he is doing and look at you. This command is useful in many applications, for example:
Biting or chewing furniture or any other undersired behavior - this will signal the EB to stop what he's doing and look at you, at which time you can then redirect his play or his energy.
Walking - when walking the dog (especially when still training to walk on a leash), this command can be issued instead of rattling the leash when your dog's attention strays or he starts pulling ahead, etc. This signals the dog to stop, look at you, at which time you can signal him to continue walking when you catch his attention/he falls back to proper walking position. I like this method better than rattling the leash because my bully just doesn't care that his leash is rattling and pulling on a leash to stop that massive EB body is just not a good idea.
He doesn't understand and in the absence of his birth MOM, you are there to step in and explain things to him."and still think he's a puppy and doesn't completely understand wrong from right"...