schrevolution Posted February 24, 2014 Report Share Posted February 24, 2014 Hi,I was looking for any advice on stopping roughhousing when a firm "No" and ignoring them does not work. I can't tell if Ziggy (10 months) is overstimulated or needs more exercise. Today we had a busy morning, visitng the vet to start his shots. After coming home and eating, it was time for his normal nap and then we went for a walk with some training involved so we were out for about thirty minutes. When we came back he went into super hyper mode, biting his leash and not able to sit calmly so I could remove it. Normally he sits automatically when we getting the leash put on or taken off. After I was able to get it off, he started his nipping bit, but telling him no only seemed to incite him more and turning my back to ignore him only ended with him going after my legs and biting hard, as well as jumping at my back to get my attention. I then left the room for a few minutes and came back and when I went to sit on the sofa he started again. I'm uncertain how to back him down once he's decided that he's going to use his teeth. Sometimes if I try to ignore him he will then go to the closest furniture he can and put his teeth on it, maybe because he knows I have to get him off and I usually have to tell him no, or give him his bone to try and stop him from doing this. Should I continue to ignore him if he does this furniture bit? I don't want him to think it's ok to chew on furniture, but I also don't want him to think that chewing on furniture is a good way to get my attention. Do puppies tend to throw tantrums when you start to tell them No? I'm just unsure how to proceed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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