Biting Springer Spaniel Puppy - frustrated

I have a 9 week old springer who has a sister with her. She does not bite but the male does. He will jump up and bite legs/hands very hard and has broken the skin. Even when he is told no he will continue to bite and thinks it is play time.

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Newly Adopted Pitbull Puppy Biting, Jumping, and Growling

by Monique
(Westerly, Rhode Island)

Hi, a little over a week ago I adopt Noah from an AC shelter, he was found abandoned, he's a 4 month old red nosed chocolate colored pitbull puppy....every other hour it seems that he attacks me, growling, jumping and biting hard enough to bruise and draw blood, he's relentless, and I can't get him to stop for along time. Help.. Do I have a vicious dog here?

He's got plenty of toys,frozen stuffed kong, potty training was relatively easy, but the biting and growling is something I've never seen in my first pitbull Loxe, my best buddy ever! But how can I comepletly stop this? He's gonna be a powerful dog and began not act this way..

Thank you

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New Corgi Bites, Marks and Humps

by Gloria
(Canada)

My new pembroke welsh corgi is 2 months old, and already he is biting me pretty hard (not just playful nips), marking all over the house, and trying to hump me when we play together. I'm a little overwhelmed by it, so maybe I should give you a little more detail.

He was the biggest in his litter, which might be why he is trying to be dominant with me. The breeder was also a little bit shady... She did not really do anything to socialize the puppies and didn't really let the puppies interact with the mother except at feeding time. Unfortunately I did not find this out until after I purchased him.

During playtime he will bark at me, bite (quite hard sometimes) and try to hump me. Whenever this happens I say no in a loud, stern voice and give him a "time out" so he can calm down, as I figured it was just because he was getting a little bit too excited. But even after these time outs he is overly aggressive, to the point where I don't really want to play with him... It's really upsetting. Should I be correcting him more harshly?

On a similar note, he is definitely marking in the house. When I take him out to go pee or poo he'll go right away and then start making his way back to the door, so I have a feeling he's starting to make the connection between the two. But shortly after coming inside (like under 5 minutes) he'll pee a bit on the carpet presumably to mark his territory. I've been trying to crate train him, but he just pees in there too... He just sleeps in wetness. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or how to control this...

This is my first dog, and most of the research I've done has been based around positive training methods. I'm worried that if I don't step things up a little that all of these behaviours will become ingrained in him. But I'm also concerned that if I try to use force it will only make his aggression worse. Any advice would be helpful!

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Excessive Biting Beagle Pup

We have a beautiful beagle pup 8wks old. She is biting me all the time and it takes for another family member to distract her or literally pull her off me. She does bite my husband to but generally makes a bee line for me.

We've tried yelping when she bites and we've tried putting her in her bed in the hall in an attempt to make her cool off after repeated bites. Got to a point now where I'm struggling to be around her as I can't get her to stop biting me unless another family member is present. We've tried replacing our flesh with chew toys, ignoring (which resulted in my leg being bitten). So fed up now, not a first time dog owner previously owned a German shepherd, so had no dog fears until now, we expected play nipping but this seems too much. On the verge of re homing her but this would be such a shame. I have young step children which I haven't allowed around to the house yet as I'm worried she will bite them. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Smart Biting Yorkie

by Mrs. Z
(Chicago)

My puppy is a ten week old yorkie male. We got him at seven weeks and the first two weeks he was very calm. We only use positive discipline, no hitting or yelling. He is crated and doing well with it and potty training. We did play tug of war and chase until yesterday.

In the past week he started something new and will flail, fight and bite if he is held but wants to get down with a growl and even break skin. This may happen once a day or even less. We do not hold him for more than a minute or so. Because of this we changed his feedings from the bowl to hand feeding. He is so smart that with three bites of food as a reward he learned to sit. We didn't even have to prompt him physically.

He can now sit, stay and even go "up" as a trick. This happened with three days of teaching with food as a reward. We only play fetch which he is also learning to do easily. He can also sit patiently with me to put the kids to bed for half an hour without even trying to get down. (The kids are from seven to fourteen.)

How can I stop the occasional biting attacks?

Should I be worried that he may be a biter?

His nipping has even calmed down just because of the tricks.

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Very Aggressive Black Lab Puppy

by Lori
(Pocatello Idaho)

Our puppy Abby is 10 weeks old, we have had her for about 3 weeks now. She has a real problem with biting and tearing into the furniture. She loves to get between your legs and then she attacks them.. The harder we try to keep her from doing so, the more she does it. She Keeps getting trampled on and stepped on because of this, but still doesn't get it.. We have tried everything, we are frustrated and at our wits end. We are tired of being bitten and having her destroy the furniture.

We don't know what to do. Yelling No doesn't work, water bottles don't work, smacking her with the newspaper doesn't work, it all gets her more wild and hyper. What are we doing wrong? What can we do too correct this behavior? Please, any advice will be great. Thank you.

Lori

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Aggressive Puppy Foxy a Siberian


We have a 2 month old siberian and she is starting to bad behavior by biting hands feet and everything even while playing. We already tried giving her toys to chew and leaving her behind when she chews but still she bites. I want our puppy to behave because we love her and do not want to give up. I hope someone can give a great advice.

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Play Biting Boxer

by Robert M
(El Paso, Tx, usa)

My boxer is now 5 months and he started biting when we play outside. He has cut me couple times. I started doing the basic training which is good. He learns quick but the biting continues. I do growl and sometimes say no and he stops then he's right back to it again. How can i stop it or is it just normal since he is still a puppy?

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Aggressive two month-old puppy

by Ashley
(Canada)

I just got a two month-old puppy. It can be sweet at times but then it will start jumping on you and biting your clothes. We try telling it no and playing fetch but he just won't stop. What should I do? He also poo's everywhere how do you train him?

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Aggressive 5 Month Old Lab

Concerned about our 5 mon old male lab. He's very mouthy and reactive when petted. He seems to love people, although the biting, jumping and nipping is annoying. He bites and nips at our 11 yr old lab (who allows too much neck pulling and biting!) AND he wont stop when she corrects him.
He has shown a few growling and more intense signs of aggression with other puppies. I'm concerned he will turn into an aggressive dog.

I've "clicker trained" him so he knows "leave it" but when he's in the moment of aggressive play or behavior, he doesn't listen. Any suggestions or ideas to prevent this from happening? We love him but would hate to see him turn into an aggressive dog to other dogs...thank you!!

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Aggressive Pitbull Puppy Nips and Growls

I am a first time pitbull owner and really am hoping someone here can give me some advice and possibly direction. I rescued my pitbull from the pound when he was 9 weeks old and brought him home to my 6 year old son and two year old female German Shepherd. At first the dogs didn't really like each other but as time passed they have come to get along: drink out of same dish and eat next to each other. I have taken my pitbull through 12 weeks of training in an effort to not only have him learn basic obedience but also for socialization. The trainer actually said that he was the most mellow pit that she has ever dealt with.

Here are the problems though:

He nips and growls at my son and sometimes he and the German shepherd play so rough that he ends up yelping and aggressively snapping at her, so hard that you can hear his mouth clamping shut after each snap.

I just had him neutured about two weeks ago hoping that this will calm him to some degree. To date that hasn't been the case.

I am truly confused because the majority if the time he is a great puppy. He is very lovable and wants to give kisses to everyone he meets. He gets so happy to meet new people that his entire butt wiggles not just his tail. Truly, in public he is an ambassador for his breed. But at home with my son he can switch so quickly that it scares me. For example, he was sleeping and my son approached him to give him a hug only to have Si ( the pit) snap at his face. When my son tries to cuddle him Si will growl and snap at him. Yet when an adult does the same thing Si is fine. No skin has been broke and no blood has been spilled from these snaps but I am really scared and if I can't stop this then I will have to get rid of Si as I can't trust him around my child.

As for Si and Wren (the shepherd) they are like siblings as they will be fine one moment and then fighting pretty intensely the next. Wren will actually grab him by his neck skin and/or front of the neck in order to hold him still. The play fights get aggressive enough that I have to intervene I order to calm them down. Then the next minute they are sleeping next to each other like nothing ever happened. They also fight over toys and bones just like siblings.

So please help!

I really want to keep Si. It will break my sons heart if I have to get rid of him. Anytime I mention that option after Si has snapped, my son cries uncontrollably.

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10 Week Old American Bull Dog Always Biting


Our puppy constantly bites. Wether we are walking around the house, playing outside, or playing with a toy with him he's always biting our feet, pants, hands, whatever he can! We have tried re directing with a toy or chew bone, teaching the word off which he only listens to when he wants to, and stopping playing with him, he has learned many basic commands and doing great with potty training but he won't stop this biting! Please help

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Aggressive nipping and biting with my 10 month old beagle

by Tanya
(El Dorado, California)


I have recently rescued a beagle puppy whose owners had to give her up because she nips and they have a young son with ADHD who she had nipped. She bites and attacks hands, especially when putting on her leash or if she is injured, such as when she got a thorn in her paw when I was walking her. She even tries to bite the vet. I'm worried it is getting so bad I'm afraid to take her public places because of her biting. She's generally a very sweet dog, I just think she gets nervous and thinks I'm going to hurt her, which I would never do. I'm wondering if the child was rough with her. I want to ease her over this fear and show her I won't let bad things happen to her. Also, just before I got her, I had recently lost my rescued beagle/dachshund who passed away at nearly 15 years old. I wonder if I'm giving off a vibe that I'm a pushover because I was still grieving at the time I found her. She does not nip other animals. I have a cat and she also gets along well with my mom's dogs and she only nips hands, not the face or anywhere else. Please help me to help her. I have tried squealing, which is what I've read puppies teach each other to help stop biting and that works a little to make her stop in the moment, but not always.

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Nipping and biting Miniature Schnauzer

by Anna
(Albany, Ga.)

Miniature schnauzer removed from Mom and siblings because she was smaller and was ignored by them.

Adopted at 8 weeks. Senior owners no children. Has a large fenced in yard to play in daily. Lots of chew toys of all types and loves them all.

We are with her most days all day interacting with her. Problem, she nips and bites all the time. We have told her No bite, sprayed hands with Bitter Apple, and ignored her. The biting is not aggressive but does break the skin causing bleeding and bruising.

Any suggestions?

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Too much biting, causing children to bleed!

by Amber
(Canada)

We have had our 8week old golden retriever for a week now. She is a very sweet little girl, but she seems to want to bite everything in site, including my 4 children. I understand they are teething at this age, but she has continually tried to nip at the back of my 1 year old little girls neck and her little face, along with biting the legs of my 2 year old. And yesterday at the park she was playing with my 8 year old and got at his ear, which left a huge gash, and quite a bit of blood. Naturally we are careful not to leave her alone with the kids, and have gotten quick at stopping the puppy from any further attacks. I now have had to baby gate my house to keep my younger ones safe from the puppy. I knew to expect some nipping, but this seems to be beyond what I thought it would be. The biting doesn't seem to be for any reason at all except that she wants to play all day long with the kids, and nips in a playful way, and she whines when my children walk away to avoid getting hurt by her. She has tried to nip at my husband and I, but she is quickly learning that we are not going to allow it, and she seems to be restraining herself with us after a very stern warning. But it is clear she sees the kids as her equals, and wants them to play with her, in a way that she wants to play. We have told the older two to not engage her in a hyper way, and to walk away from her of she starts to nip, telling her no firmly. But a simple act of them walking by her causes her to nip at their clothing and legs.

My two year old has Autism and is already weary of dogs, but when we got her, he actually seemed to be happy, but now she is biting his little bottom and leaving marks, and of course, he is now terrified. I know its only been a week, but my fear is that if all of this biting is present now, what is it going to be like as she gets older! Other than the biting she actually is quite sweet. She seems to really want to cuddle up close and have us around her, as well as she is very friendly with any person she comes across. She is always happy to be with us...but she always, always wants to play, which naturally means play biting...We have lots of toys she can bite instead, and yes she likes to bite the toys too. And I have tried to show her to bite the toys instead of us, but she gladly will bite everything! Now I am faced with two very scared babies and two older children who love her, don't want to be bitten, but can't play with her because that's all she wants to do.

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Cairn Terrier mix ... 8 wk old -- Biting Puppy

by Tracey
(Lake Wales Florida USA)

CUTE LITTLE ZIGGY

CUTE LITTLE ZIGGY

CUTE LITTLE ZIGGY
He looks innocent here I know ...

I have had "Ziggy" since he was 5-weeks old. His mother is a Cairn Terrier and we are not sure what dad was. Mom wondered up to our grooming shop and we kept her (she delivered her babies4 days after she showed up)
So now all 4--babies and mom have homes, I kept one of the boys - Ziggy.
He gets sooooo excited when he sees his "people" you know when he gets up from bedtime and comes out to see everyone he is just hyper hyper hyper, he can barely contain himself - jumping around, licking you, running in circles - and of course you know that Fabulous Hurting Bite that just sends tingles through your hands as soon as those lovely sharp baby teeth hit your skin !!! Anyone here with puppies knows what I am referring to. He does settle after about 3 minutes of non stop excited time because he is just so happy to see you. He does this to everyone- as soon as he sees you is you went to the store- walked outside or were just away for a few minutes Ziggy will get that WAY EXCITED BITING, NIPPING AGAIN --
I read that if you ignore them when they are like that and then you talk to them or praise them when they finally settle down they learn that they get rewarded for calm behavior ? Is that going to help this ? When Ziggy bites we pull our hands, arms or whatever away and then just kinda ignore him until he settles and stops the nipping, biting of our hands etc .. Is there any other ways we can get him to stop this biting, nipping that may be better for him at this age ?

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