SutterBC25 Posted March 24, 2015 Report Share Posted March 24, 2015 I searched a bit on this forum to see if I could find some advice on how to fix this without making an additional post about it, and found that most recommended putting pup in his crate for a nap, ignoring puppy, yipping loudly to show that pup hurt you, etc. Sutter will do this normally when we are in the kitchen - making food, washing dishes, etc. and occasionally when we are walking throughout the house, but it seems to mostly be when we're standing still, trying to get stuff done. He is nipping hard enough that it hurts and exclaiming "OW!" in a very high pitch will occasionally garner a sympathetic look, but then he'll be right back at it. He does this even if he's just woken up for a nap, so I don't know that he's overtired all the time when he does this. I think he sees feet as a toy - they move! - and I know the nipping is normal, but OUCH does it hurt! lol. When he does this I will tell him "No biting", say "OW!" high pitched, or tap him on the nose with a "No!", but ideally I do NOT want to be doing the latter. It does work, though. :/ I will also ask him to Sit/Lay Down/Shake so he has something stimulating his brain and takes his mind off biting feet for at least a few seconds. If he keeps it up he does get put into his crate for a time out, usually until we're done doing whatever we were doing, and then he gets to come out and resume play, etc. Should I keep up with what I'm doing or change my tactics a bit? Anything different I can try? Here's a picture of the goober, since you read all that! He's 4 mos exactly tomorrow! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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