PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BEGGING FOR DOGGIE HELP

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BEGGING FOR DOGGIE HELP

Post by black.. » Sun, 22 Feb 1998 04:00:00



You need someone to *show* you what to do.  Teaching a dog is a physical
skill.  You need to be shown correct timing, and you need to choose the
correct method for *your* dog.  Please find a competent trainer in your
area.  I don't have a list of trainers, but I do have a list of websites
that can point you in the right direction.  See
http://www.dog-play.com/behavior.html

You might not be able to make him "friendly" to everyone, but with skilled
help you can teach him good manners.

Diane Blackman
Agility - if you aren't having fun, you are doing it wrong.
http://www.dog-play.com/agilityl.html

: I have a 2 yr old long haired mexican chiuaua and he loves to bite new
: people, i really want to stop this behavior since he chases small kids
: (friends of the family). I dont want to hit him, but i need to stop
: this mean behavior and make him friendly to everyone, what should i
: do.

 
 
 

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Post by Erik H. Hofmeiste » Sun, 22 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a 2 yr old long haired mexican chiuaua and he loves to bite new
> people, i really want to stop this behavior since he chases small kids
> (friends of the family). I dont want to hit him, but i need to stop
> this mean behavior and make him friendly to everyone, what should i
> do.

    One efective way to work out bite inhibition is to ignore the dog.
Animals usually hate being ignored. When he bites a little too hard, yell
something like, "Ouch!" or "Jerk!" and walk out of the room.  He'll
quickly discover that if he bites too hard, play time is over and he
gets ignored. I dunno how effectively this will work in chihuhua.

Erik "Rouleaux" Hofmeister
WSU Class '00

PLEASE NOTE: In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion, not
as an official clinical recommendation.  Also realize that I am a veterinary
student, and anything stated should be taken with that in mind.

 
 
 

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Post by Kieron Dodd » Sun, 22 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Two words... Professional Trainer.

Quote:

>I have a 2 yr old long haired mexican chiuaua and he loves to bite new
>people, i really want to stop this behavior since he chases small kids
>(friends of the family). I dont want to hit him, but i need to stop
>this mean behavior and make him friendly to everyone, what should i
>do.

>Please help

>Al

>Remove zzz in my email address if you wish to respond.

 
 
 

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Post by April Qui » Tue, 24 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: You need someone to *show* you what to do.  Teaching a dog is a physical
: skill.  You need to be shown correct timing, and you need to choose the
: correct method for *your* dog.  Please find a competent trainer in your
: area.  I don't have a list of trainers, but I do have a list of websites
: that can point you in the right direction.  See
: http://www.dog-play.com/behavior.html

: You might not be able to make him "friendly" to everyone, but with skilled
: help you can teach him good manners.

And in the meantime, don't let him near new people. As small as they are,
a Chihuahua can break the skin and you can end up with a nice lawsuit -
especially since you *know* he bites. When new people are around, pick
him up before he has a chance to get to them. If they're visiting, crate
him, confine him to another room, or put him on a leash.

And as much as I like the "yelp technique" described by another person
responding to this post, it's not appropriate for this situation. That
technique works well with puppies and dogs that are just *playing*. This
dog doesn't sound at all like he's playing, especially since it's just
people he doesn't know that he's biting.

April with Levi and Caper, the Border Collie Hurricanes