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Little Luna is by far the happiest dog we've ever known, she literally skips and jumps around and looks at everything as being fun!
She spends the majority of the time on her back legs though?! (And if you talk to her she then uses her front paws in a boxing motion lol) shes hilarious.
Does anyone elses Chi do the same behaviour?

She is still a little 'nippy' when playing - I cant stroke her without her trying to chew me which I want to try and wipe out - ive tried the 'aw! and stopping etc' is there any other training to try for this?
Honestly I try stroke her but as soon as you even look at her shes up on her back legs lol, very difficult.
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(She still hasnt been outside or to puppy classes as shes still not allowed out of the house)
 

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Aww thats cute, my chi does that too on his back legs and like claps his paws together, he does this when he wants his treat, everytime i go near the cupboard where their kept he is there like a shot dancing around.

Must be a chi thing.

And on the biting it takes time as she will still be teething, how old is she?

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Haha. Shes 6 months now, really hurts as well! Its like she only see's my hand as a chew toy :rolleyes:
 

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Aww lol, i kept finding Alfies teeth everywhere up until about a month ago so she must still be teething

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She sounds like a joy! She is probably still teething. Plus they love to play with their mouth!! Give a loud "ouch!" and "no bite" at that point all play stops!! When the nipping begins, the play has to stop.

It' hard to resist, because they are so darn cute!!
 

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Can I ask why she's not been out of the house? Or "allowed" out of the house?? Extensively socializing when they're young (the most crutial period is their first 18 weeks) is important so they don't end up being that steriotypical ankle biter. How is she with strangers? Other dogs? I'm glad she's happy & friendly in your house...it's a start. But I'd be taking her out as much as possible?

As for play biting...it's another important thing to get under control. Lulu, who is 8mo, still does this with some people (to those who do not correct her properly anyway) & I am hoping she grows out of it. She has definitely gotten better but still does it when she is super happy & meets someone new. (she ADORES all people) If she's been in a busy setting for a while she gets bored with the play nipping which is great...I have to work with her & praise when she greets appropriately in those instances.

I'd really get Luna out & about otherwise I worry her happy personality will end at your door.
 

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I would start taking her out of the house as well! Even if she hasn't finished her shots, you can still carry her places to socialize her. Many puppy classes will allow you to bring your puppy as long as they have started the shot series.

Lion jumps around on his back legs as well. He dances around and waves his front paws around in the air. I think it is so cute!
 

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Luna is my little lady that got Puppy Strangles and was very sick with it :( She's been on steroids since then (although just finished!) and the vets told us not to let her outside or around other animals etc until she is fully cleared of PS (even by carrying her unfortunately)

She had her first shot 3 weeks ago - her next is FINALLY due next week and then we've to wait another 4 weeks apparently 'just to be sure' as she swelled up again last time. But Im hoping the vets will agree we can at least carry her outside after this 2nd shot.

She has been to my mum & dads house, travelled in the car, and met guests in our house - she still seems miss giddy, certainly not timid ;) but unfortuantely she hasnt met any other dogs yet!
It will be very exciting to get her outside and socialising finally we cant wait! Fingers crossed her 2nd shot goes ok though obviously or we could be back to square one and back on steroids! :(
 

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Luna is my little lady that got Puppy Strangles and was very sick with it :( She's been on steroids since then (although just finished!) and the vets told us not to let her outside or around other animals etc until she is fully cleared of PS (even by carrying her unfortunately)

She had her first shot 3 weeks ago - her next is FINALLY due next week and then we've to wait another 4 weeks apparently 'just to be sure' as she swelled up again last time. But Im hoping the vets will agree we can at least carry her outside after this 2nd shot.

She has been to my mum & dads house, travelled in the car, and met guests in our house - she still seems miss giddy, certainly not timid ;) but unfortuantely she hasnt met any other dogs yet!
It will be very exciting to get her outside and socialising finally we cant wait! Fingers crossed her 2nd shot goes ok though obviously or we could be back to square one and back on steroids! :(
Aww i remeber your post about this, poor girl, i hope she does get better soon.
She seems really sweet and i like your pic, shes got the 'yoda' ears lol my pups ears go like this when he is tierd, so cute.

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I agree it's best to stop the biting as a puppy. Reggie is 7 years old, I found him when he was 6 years old. I can't get him to stop the play biting. It is so ingrained in his behavior. He loves everyone, but greets them with their hand in his mouth. lol But we are constantly trying to remind him No bite.
 

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Ohhh yes I remember too. Makes sense. Because of past vac reactions (was it to the distemper/parvo?) make sure to pretreat with Benadryl (or ask the vet to give her an injection of Benadryl) just prior to the vac so the reaction is minimal. We've dealt with a couple pups & reactions to the distemper/parvo vac & another to a different med, so I know first hand how scary it can be! NOT FUN!!

I'm glad she's been just as happy with strangers that she's met....definitely a good sign! Hopefully its the same story with other dogs though that's not always the case. LOL Fingers crossed!!
 
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