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NEW BEHAVIOR - biting!

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My Pomeranian/toy poodle puppy is almost 6 months old, we got him at about 3 months, he has always had issues with teething and nipping but it was never malicious he was just hard to train with this behavior. Recently, he started biting HARD and angrily when we do something he doesn’t like. He bares his teeth and bites our hands if we try to take something from him he shouldn’t be chewing on, and if he knows he’s going to be put in the crate. (I have to put him in the crate every day he has never gone in willingly. He’s rarely in there more than 4 hours as I often work from home but he has NEVER bitten me for this until recently, only whined). This is not his typical biting behavior!! If he is play biting and we tell him to stop he stops and starts licking which is progress from before! This is new and very obviously aggressive he doesn’t let go and draws blood! What should I do?
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If he has something you want and you need to take it from him, then you need to teach the trade game. Have something much better and trade for what he has. Practice this with less valuable items such as trading food for a toy.
Going into the crate.. there are videos Take a look at this:

There is a thing you need to know. EVERY TIME you back down when your dog acts like he will bite you are teaching him that his behavior WILL get you to back down. This means the behavior will escalate as he learns he can make you back off. So, to avoid that happening CHANGE THE CONVERSATION. Redirect the dog to something else. Change what you are doing so the dog thinks about that. PUNISHING will only make things worse and backing down will also make things worse.

We are the ones with thumbs.. so you need to be smarter than the dog. His conversation is "BACK OFF HUMAN!" You need to come up with ways that simply remove this conversation from ever happening.
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