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Old 09-23-2013, 08:00 PM
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Question Puppy training tips?

I've been trying to train my 3 month old puppy, but she doesnt seem fussed about earning treats, most she wont eat at all. Ive tried lots of different types, doggy chocolate buttons, meaty ones, dog biscuits etc she doesnt go mad over any.

So im finding it quite difficult to praise her and associate her behaving with something nice, if she really isnt fussed weather she gets it or not.

Also she keeps getting over excited and play biting which isnt ideal and ive been telling her no and she does stop..but then does it again later. Ive heard chi's dont respond well to being told off, so i dont know how to get the message through to her that biting is bad. I know its not in an aggressive way at all but i know its not good full stop.

Do you have any tips on how to train a chi / teach them right from wrong?
Any advice is much appreciated
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Have you tried using some human foods as treats to train her? In my experience, nothing works better than cheese or pieces of boiled meat. Is she interested in food at all?

As for getting excited and play biting, it's pretty normal at that age. My Lilo was so bad with that at the start! hehe A few things that help are saying a firm "NO" and ignoring her. For example, if you were playing with her, stop and walk away for a bit or turn your back on her and ignore her. She'll soon associate biting with you being boring and ignoring her. Also you can say "NO" and put a toy in her mouth to show her what's appropriate to bite. Also exercise helps a lot. Has she had her vaccinations/can she go outside yet? If so, going for walks helps calm them down so much. I'm sure she'll understand soon enough.
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Ooh okay, thanks for the advice!
Will definitely try her with human treats then
And no shes getting vaccinated this week so hopefully walks will get some energy out.
How long would you say to ignore her?
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Not too long. I usually wait about 10 seconds or until she calmed down. Then if it keeps happening, I stop paying her attention for a while. Some say that yelping as if you're pain works too, though that hasn't really worked for me personally.

Oh and in that case, she probably has so much energy. When you'll be able to take her for walks, it should make a difference. Good luck with the human treats too!
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Thanks for all the advice will definitely try it out! Cant wait to take her out walking
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