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Brenda asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety Toileting

How you get the puppy to use it on the paper instead in the cage?

Charlotte asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

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Natalie asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

I know that puppies bite and need to learn bite inhibition but I feel Ranger is biting too much and not learning well how to stop. We will play with his toys and when he becomes too excited, he will begin to bite my clothes, leap for my face, hair anything he can grab and it really hurts, he's leaving small bruises on my legs and arms. I have done the "ouch" and welp sound but that only seems to get him more riled up. I have practiced putting something else near his mouth, like a toy for him to chew but he runs around it or jumps at me or my arm to bite instead. I have also done the ouch and then walk away but as I walk away he bites my legs very hard and when I would come back, begins the biting again. I have now began time outs where if he really is not listening and I can't get him to call down any other way we put him in time out (we have a large play pen with a crate in it with water, its see through as well, big enough to move around freely in) and I put him in there. I do not take him out until he has stopped whining. Then we play again and either hes more calm and ready for a nap or hes ready to play and then becomes aggressive and excited again. He listens really well with everything else, he's almost potty trained fully, he sits whenever I need him to. We're now practicing with the toys that he has to look at me, then i touch my finger to his nose lightly without him biting and then touch the toy and he has to take it lightly, then i praise him. I feel like the biting is not going as well as everything else and maybe it's just related to the teething and I don't want to be too hard on myself either, but I also don't want my dog to bite someone when he's older. rnrnIs there anything else I could be doing? am I being too harsh on myself/him? should we go to training courses? Is it important to be adamant about biting during teething?

Cassandra asks...

This question is about: Other

My boyfriend has two dogs but they have different problems. One doesn't play well with others dogs except for the dog who lives with her and the other dog has never been trained to use the bathroom in kitchen how can we stop it?

Avelina asks...

This question is about: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc

How do i get my dog to stop chewing things up when he's alone? I exercise him often, leave his toys out for him and sometimes the radio as well. He is generally a well behaved dog and he's only just picked up on this bad habit.

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