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I have a 6mo yorkie name Ms.Peaches. She is the cutest, funniest, BADDEST lil puppy I've ever seen! The first thing i'd like to address is her biting! She wont bite me AT ALL, but i have 2 girls 7 & 9 years old. She uses my 7 y/o as her personal chew toy! My daughter cannot move! As soon as she gets up to walk her feet are attacked. If she sits on the floor she is attacked. If she goes to pet the silly puppy her hands and sleeves are attacked! Its neverending! But she wants to sleep in her bed at night, which is ok but during the night she wakes up wanting to play and starts biting her chin and her ponytails:doh:WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS?:help: I mean she does this in a playing manner(most of the time), but from the time my daughter gets home all i hear is "STOPPIT PEACHES, NO PEACHES, PEACHES QUIT IT, PEACHES NO, OUCH PEACHES" then she comes running down the stairs to me with Peaches right on her heels....But when she (Peaches) sees my facial expression she will instantly stop, but as soon as Brianna is out of my sight its back to the same thing. Can someone please help me here.....:frusty:
 

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Read the sticky in first time dog owners forum 'the bite stops here, http://www.dogforums.com/first-time-dog-owner/8377-bite-stops-here.html
there is a lot of good info there. But your daughter needs to stop yelling, running, flailing etc at the dog, the poor puppy thinks she's playing. I know it's hard for a child, I had a hard time getting mine to stop too. She needs to be calm and ignore the puppy, no playing while she's being nippy, no running, no flapping the hands, no yelling.
 

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I agree. The sticky has lots of good info. And, yes, if your daughter is running and yelling the puppy will think she is trying to play, since puppies run and make noise when they play, too. So, it isn't just teaching your puppy bite inhibition, it's also teaching your daughter how to behave so that it will help the situation instead of make it worse.

Basically, it's a matter of making a noise to alert your puppy that you (and your kids) DON'T like the biting. It could be a yelp, or an OUCH or HEY. Some pups respond best to a high pitched yelp, since it gets their attention right away, but some puppies get more excited and playful with a yelp. You have to see what works best for your puppy. But, whatever sound you pick, stick with it. EVERYONE in the house has to make the same noise.

The idea is, you make that noise when the puppy bites. Then, offer a proper chew toy. The puppy will probably try to bite/nip you or the kids again, that's what puppies do, so make the noise again, and leave the room for 20-30 seconds. (With kids in the home, it might be easier if you put the DOG in another room rather than have your kids get up and leave the room.) But, it has to be a short time, 30 seconds, in a puppy safe room. Then, come back.

If it continues during the same period of time, increase the time you are away from the puppy each time, so 30 seconds the first time, then 45 seconds, then 1 minute, then 1 min 15 seconds, etc. The idea is human contact ends when she bites.
Consistency is super important, because you aren't just trying to get her to stop on that one occasion, you're trying to teach her a concept. It takes consistency and repetition. My first pup took 4 weeks, my second took about 2, and the foster pup we have now, about 2-3 weeks. It won't stop overnight, but should decrease.
 
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