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Old 09-02-2013, 02:58 PM
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Winston is now 4 months, I appreciate he is still teething so still trying to use us as chew toys. Every time he bites one of us, we say no in a stern voice and put him on the floor, or replace our hands with a chew toy.

I have chew toys and bully sticks in every room to try and keep him occupied. The biting of fingers and toes I can deal with, but at the moment he has a thing for our faces. He will unexpectedly throw himself at mine or my partners face and it really hurts! Biting faces is the biggest no go but telling him no does not seem to phase him at all!!

He's not as bad with me as he is with my partner. He latched onto my partners face yesterday and wouldnt let go till he drew blood! My partner isnt as fond of Winston as I am and i'm wondering if Winston is picking up on this and deciding he doesnt like my partner either.

I just need to stop him from trying to bite our faces!
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:04 PM
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First of all, make sure he isn't able to get near your face. Frodo went through a nose-biting stage, and I just had to stop bending down to him or cuddling him on my shoulder. Have you tried time-outs? I did have some success in shutting him outside the room for a couple of minutes, then giving him something acceptable to chew on when I let him in again. I do think that the very worst punishment a chi can receive is the withdrawal of your attention and affection. Frodo is a few months ahead of Winston, and I can assure you that it won't last, but agree that you do have to deal with it.
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He definitely will grow out of it, but it still needs to be addressed! You can't give him enough time in your face to bite it to draw blood! You have to be quicker than him! As soon as he gets in your face, give him a stern NO, then stand for a few seconds with your back to him! Repeat if necessary and redirect his attention. I know some people don't agree with this, but I would put him in his crate until he was quiet, only like a minute or two. But he would get the message! Also, your partner haste be the one to correct him! When I train Angel, I can't get him to behave for hubby because he NEVER disciplines him! So he thinks everything is okay to do to daddy! Just not to mommy or to anyone that says NO!

Good luck! I think we all need lessons on how to train our other half! LOL!
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First of all, make sure he isn't able to get near your face. Frodo went through a nose-biting stage, and I just had to stop bending down to him or cuddling him on my shoulder. Have you tried time-outs? I did have some success in shutting him outside the room for a couple of minutes, then giving him something acceptable to chew on when I let him in again. I do think that the very worst punishment a chi can receive is the withdrawal of your attention and affection. Frodo is a few months ahead of Winston, and I can assure you that it won't last, but agree that you do have to deal with it.
I think thats what I'm going to have to try and do, its a shame as all I want to do s cuddle him but hes just constantly looking for a bit of skin to bite! Oh I do hope he grows out of it!
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He definitely will grow out of it, but it still needs to be addressed! You can't give him enough time in your face to bite it to draw blood! You have to be quicker than him! As soon as he gets in your face, give him a stern NO, then stand for a few seconds with your back to him! Repeat if necessary and redirect his attention. I know some people don't agree with this, but I would put him in his crate until he was quiet, only like a minute or two. But he would get the message! Also, your partner haste be the one to correct him! When I train Angel, I can't get him to behave for hubby because he NEVER disciplines him! So he thinks everything is okay to do to daddy! Just not to mommy or to anyone that says NO!

Good luck! I think we all need lessons on how to train our other half! LOL!
Exactly, the first thing I said to my partner was, why on earth did you give him long enough to draw blood?! Just last night my partner was laid on the floor watching TV and getting angrier and angrier at Winston trying to climb on him and bite him! Until I got annoyed with him telling Winston off and told him to get off the floor if he didnt want Winston jumping on him!

My other half is ten times harder than Winston LOL!
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I also have problems with a bitey baby. At the moment we have a large plastic naughty box, that we put her in for 3-5 minutes every time she bites to calm down and we say 'No biting!' whenever we put her in box. It seems to be working slowly. My biggest problem seems to be with strangers petting her. Because she's so adorable everyone wants to play with her and when I say don't let her bite, they all say ' oh I don't mind she's only a puppy, she'll grow out of it, or she's only teething'. It drives me mad!!
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I'm no expert on dog training, but 3-5 minutes in a naughty box might be too long. Their attention span is very short!

I would just stop all play! If she tries to continue to play, just ignore her. My MIL used to tell me that even negative attention is attention. This was in reference to my kids, but it works with dogs too! They are just four-legged kids! lol

Will she accept a toy in place of hands? That works also. And be firm with other people. When they respond with "Oh she's just teething" or "it's okay, she doesn't hurt" you have to say "sorry! She's in training and she needs to learn now!" Would you want someone to tell you that your child mis-behaving is okay! People don't understand until the dog gets older and is still doing it. Then those same people won't think it's okay.

Besides you have to live with their behavior, so it should be one that you want!

I don't know if that sounds stupid or harsh, but, you can't let other people tell you how you should raise your pup - or your child!
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