Golden puppy, bite bite bite

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Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by Frank Jendrasz » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Need alittle advice, we have a 13 week old female golden retriever
puppy, she has been in our home for 3 weeks, she is catching on the
a number of things, but when she gets e***d, she bites whatever part
of your body she can, some are soft nibbles, others are hard skin breakers.

What can we do to break her of this behavior?

Thanks,

Frank

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Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by DianaJu » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I have just had a litter of Goldens - my friend has got one of them and she is
now 10 weeks old.  I can see your problem as this puppy does the same.  Make
sure you let the puppy know that she is hurting you by giving a cry when she
bites your finger - put your finger back into her mouth to train her to have a
soft mouth.  The other thing to do is always make sure you have one of her toys
around to put into her mouth whilst playing.  

 
 
 

Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by lphillip » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I am having the same problem with a 12 week old male puppy. That's all he
does is bite, bite, bite. I have tried everything from tabasco, growling at
him, nose-bopping him, yelping, a good thump on the butt, and everything
makes him angrier. I am afraid that I am getting a  mean streak in him that
will take forever to break (if it ever does). He gets a timeout when he
stars biting. Today he went "crazy indian" on me, and started going after
whatever body part was available. He caught his tooth on my hand and now I
have an inch long very deep gash on my middle finger. We are starting puppy
classes next Thursday, but I don't know if I will make it until then. We had
a golden a few years back and she was never like this. I am so frustrated
that all I do is cry. I wanted a companion not an attack dog. Any ideas??

Thanks

Laura

Quote:
>I have just had a litter of Goldens - my friend has got one of them and she
is
>now 10 weeks old.  I can see your problem as this puppy does the same.
Make
>sure you let the puppy know that she is hurting you by giving a cry when
she
>bites your finger - put your finger back into her mouth to train her to
have a
>soft mouth.  The other thing to do is always make sure you have one of her
toys
>around to put into her mouth whilst playing.

 
 
 

Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by Petra » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> I am having the same problem with a 12 week old male puppy. That's all he
> does is bite, bite, bite. I have tried everything from tabasco, growling at
> him, nose-bopping him, yelping, a good thump on the butt, and everything
> makes him angrier.    <snip>     Any ideas??
> Thanks
> Laura

Hang on in there, Laura. Puppy school should help (ask your instructor's ad-
vice). In the meantime try this: every time he nips or bites stick your
hand far enough to make him uncomfortable and keep it there for a few
seconds. If you are afraid he will chomp down make sure to put his lip
between your hand and his teeth. Hope this works, let us know.

Petra in Tacoma, WA

 
 
 

Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by Hilde BEHET » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Hi,
I have the same problem !!!!
I bought a female English***er Spaniel a few weeks ago.  She is 4.5 months
old now.  When she gets e***d she jumps up to be and bites in every part
of me she can get...
What can I do ??

Greetings - Hilde from Belgium.


Quote:
>Need alittle advice, we have a 13 week old female golden retriever
>puppy, she has been in our home for 3 weeks, she is catching on the
>a number of things, but when she gets e***d, she bites whatever part
>of your body she can, some are soft nibbles, others are hard skin breakers.

>What can we do to break her of this behavior?

>Thanks,

>Frank

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Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by LabLove » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Please don't get angry!  He is a little baby and must be TRAINED not to do
these things.  Goldens are, by nature, VERY mouthy.  Your job it to teach
it what is APPROPRIATE to chew (toys, chewies) and what is not (you).

First, don't try everything the sun.  You must be consistent in your
behaviour if you expect him to be.  You are likely confusing him with all
your different reactions.

Keep him on a leash at all times until you change this behaviour.  Every
time he tries to bite you, growl "NO BITE" in a deep, raspy voice, pull
away, and give him a toy to chew.  Praise him if he takes the toy and chews
that.  If he comes back at you, growl "NO BITE" at him again and loop the
leash around a chair leg or other immovable object and walk away.  Puppies,
especially dogs like Goldens who are highly social creatures, do NOT like
to be ostracized.  If you do this consistently, it should not take long
before he catches on that chewing toys gets praise and chewing you gets him
alone.

Please be patient -- he is very young.  He will learn if you teach him.
Hang in there.
--
Michelle, Cassie the Lab (aka LittleOne) and JakeyBuddy the GSDx
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Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by Wee Moo » Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi,
>I have the same problem !!!!
>I bought a female English***er Spaniel a few weeks ago.  She is 4.5 months
>old now.  When she gets e***d she jumps up to be and bites in every part
>of me she can get...
>What can I do ??

>Greetings - Hilde from Belgium.

Give them something else to chew on, growling "no bite" and punishing like
pup's mom would seems to help the most.  My son's lab was like that, now he
only nibbles if he is really e***d--even then he stops when reminded.  Be
consistent and patient.  My wife's malumutt pup is going through the same
thing--we gently hold her mouth closed and tell her "no bite", seems to work
but she is far more sensitive to correction than the lab is. No two dogs are
the same.
 
 
 

Golden puppy, bite bite bite

Post by lphillip » Tue, 07 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Thanks Petra for the advice. It seemed to work fine for a while as did
putting cayenne pepper on his nose. Now when he gets a whiff of the cayenne
he goes crazy and starts barking and biting again. I am still using the hand
in the mouth which really does seem to make him stop and think.

LAP

Quote:

>Need alittle advice, we have a 13 week old female golden retriever
>puppy, she has been in our home for 3 weeks, she is catching on the
>a number of things, but when she gets e***d, she bites whatever part
>of your body she can, some are soft nibbles, others are hard skin breakers.

>What can we do to break her of this behavior?

>Thanks,

>Frank

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