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Lately Riley wont stop biting people's hands. We have told him no many times but he wont stop. The other day we were ice skating and he was biting our hands and coats and pulling us around on the ice, he even ripped some gloves up! I don't know what to do... got any advice?
 

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Dexter does it sometimes and mostly to my husband. It seems to happen a lot when he's tired and needs a nap. We tell him NO very loudly and if he does it again he gets an immediate time out.
 

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Ouch in response to biting

I agree with the use of a very loud "ouch" when dealing with a biter. I've been taking Mia to puppy class and it's one of the first things our trainer taught us. She said it has the same effect as when another dog yelps ... a kind of canine "Back off!!" ... if it's being nipped or hurt during a rough-housing session. Our trainer has even suggested using it when they are jumping up to grab things like socks or shoes when you're trying to get dressed in the morning or if they mouth your hand inappropriately to get at a treat.
 
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My husband and I have been having this problem with Boyd ever since winter hit and we have to wear gloves when we take him out. There have been several times when he launches into a total doodle frenzy and won't settle until we remove our gloves. He's also done this with the dog walker and our 11 year old neighbor when they are wearing gloves.

I have taken to wearing my gloves inside and petting him with them on and feeding him snacks with them on in the hopes he will realize they are not a fun toy to play rough with! :roll:
 

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Ok Ihave to agree with the word "OUCH" said real loudly!!! it works! they back off immediately!!

I did this years ago when we had 2 puppies and 3 small kids with success.

Also yeaterday when playing fetch Max bit my fingers instead of the ball, boy oh boy I yelped OUCH so loud hahahaahaha (it hurt) and he reacted with kisses.

I wish the my teenagers would say OUCH more often--as it does work!!! Max doesn't bite me or DAVE and is now stopping with my teenagers.

I also do this with new dog beds etc.

NOW would it work with socks? :roll: :wink: :p
 

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Ok Ihave to agree with the word "OUCH" said real loudly!!! it works! they back off immediately!!

I did this years ago when we had 2 puppies and 3 small kids with success.

Also yeaterday when playing fetch Max bit my fingers instead of the ball, boy oh boy I yelped OUCH so loud hahahaahaha (it hurt) and he reacted with kisses.

I wish the my teenagers would say OUCH more often--as it does work!!! Max doesn't bite me or DAVE and is now stopping with my teenagers.

I also do this with new dog beds etc.

NOW would it work with socks? :roll: :wink: :p
 

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I don't know... the OUCH thing seems to get Hershey wound up and wanting to hear more. I also read somewhere that a low growl would show them that you are not happy with a certain behavior.

Either way, my 10-week old just comes back for more. I want to chaulk it up to being a puppy, but can anyone tell me when the constant nipping slows down?

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In my doods the nipping behavior continued to around 7 mos. We had the most success when we taught them "Kisses!" with our hands outstretched, praising them for the lavish licks they gave. It seemed to me that, just like human babies, doods need to experience the world with their mouths. Your job is to figure our how to redirect this basic instinct to a more appropriate behavior. We also had good luck with turning and walking away when they nipped. They're really trying to get you to engage with them, not to bite you....and when you end the engagement abruptly, they eventually figure out that the nipping thing just doesn't work. But it takes time and lots of "ouches!"
 

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Since we've had snow, Jonah has been jumping, biting me when we're in the yard! I don't know if it's my winter coat/gloves/ or what. We're working on the ouch! thing again. My neighbor was out shoveling his drive, looked at me as I screamed ouch, shook his head and laughed! :lol: He can, his beagle/shepperd mix is 2 now and a lot mellower...but he still remembers the day! :wink:
 

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Otto is 10 months and still wants to bite, he loves gloves, but stops when he is told and does not do this with strangers. I think it is a way of contact for them, after all how else can they communicate unless they use their paws which to me is worse and unexpected. I have often had a left hand punch in the eye or mouth.
The jaw does not set until 18 months old so they need to know their limits on how far they can go with a human. I dont think a doodle would bite deliberate.
 

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i have the perfect solution: use superglue hahahhahaa
sorry had a VERY trying day with Max today and I think i just fell off the deep end with that ccomment/solution.
OK moment is over hahhahahahaa whew!! scared myself with that one. :wink:

Max doesn't bite me or DAVE but jsut started on my teenagers. Luckily they're having fun now saying OUCH really really LOUD. it's working!
Ok so one son put a sock over his mouth that was staying put and Max sat there blinking in shock hahahhahahaa!!

I swear Max teases us, we get even later with a good tease but doodles always manage to get the last laugh!!
 

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Biting or any bad habits

Hi, I wanted share with you a trick that I have cured my Mojo from his bad habit of humbing and biting me. Get a empty soda can, and fill it with tiny rocks. Tape it secure, and put it in your pocket. Everytime your doodle bites....shake the can and say "NO". They hate the sound, and will think twice before the attempt to do the bad behavior.

I take Mojo every Sunday for puppy training, and my trainer also told everybody that the soda can is a excellent way of training any bad habit.

Good luck and have a doodle day,
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Diane....thanks for the reminder about the soda can (I put pennies in mine).

I put one outside and I grab it and put it in my pocket when I take Tanner to play. I don't even have to get it out, just shake it a bit in my pocket when he starts to jump at me or tries to bite my gloves. He stops immediately.

Got to stick together to outsmart these pups. :wink:
 

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Hi Lauren

How's Riley doing? Any improvement?

When Lexi was younger we had similiar trouble, and tried the OUCH, and also the can - but we did not have success.

After discussing the problem with my vet- he suggested "5 minute time out in the crate" No anger - just time to settle - it sent the message - you can't be with me if you do that.

I was exhausting to be consistant - but it worked!

Good Luck!

Maddie and Lexi
 

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Doodle love bites:

Our BABY is still cutting teeth and will chew on us like chew toys. So a friend suggested to say, Kiss,Kiss, and you know, now we get all kind of kisses. and if she is chewing on anything else, I say the same thing, ha....it's cool and she responses nicely. Have a good night,
 

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ok, thanks everyone. My family have started with saying ouch very loudly and if this doesnt work I will try the can. I hope he stops soon... he's already ripped several gloves because he was pulling at us while we were ice skating :roll:

Thanks everyone. When I see improvement... I'll let you know :wink:
 
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