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Puppy biting please help.

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Whinpin, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Whinpin

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    Can someone please help my 16 week old puppy is biting only me but I mean not just nipping but drawing blood. We can be sat watching t.v and she will get the zoomies and dives at me and snaps at my face she will put her paws onto my shoulders to try to get to my face. I put my arms up to protect myself and she bites and scratches. Last night worried my husband that much he had to jump up removed her from the room. I am with here all day every day. I have young grandsons who I look after regularly. I can not have her doing this to them. I know she is only young. Why is this only me? What can I do? If i am stern with her and say no this makes her worse. My husband said just remove her for the situation and put her in another room is this a good idea do you think? I love her but I am concerned.
     
  2. JudyN

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    Yes, I agree with your husband - removing her from the room is the best approach. Only for a short time, though, as she'll soon forget why she was removed. She probably just does this with you because you're her safe, trusted person. My dog would jump up and mouthe/bite my husband and me, but no one else.

    Have a read of this post, which gives a lot more detail, but do ask if you have any more questions: Puppy biting

    It's a horrible phase - my arms were covered in bites, scratches and bruises, I had to wear long sleeves all summer to hide the damage!
     
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    I feel your pain. My puppy is coming up to 16 weeks and she is exactly the same with my OH as soon as he comes in from work she charges on him and goes for his hands, shes drawn blood a few times but doesnt seem to find me tasty thank god. We have put her in another room a few times although i find the best thing is, stand up fold your arms and a firm no. Then ignore her for a bit. Last week i bought some air dried beef tails which i try and divert her attention to also. Today i bent down with my bobble hat on and got swiped/clawed in the face, that wasnt too pleasant either. Every day is a different challenge with a puppy
     
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    Thank you I just feel I am constantly watching her especially when my grandsons are here. I have had a incident this afternoon she has scratched my 3 year old grandsons face. I feel really bad but I rang my daughter at work and she said mum it is fine. I feel awful i need to get this in check sooner rather than later. I will keep removing her from the room. She did seem calmer last night. Thanks pam99 but no just not work for her. Also JudyN I will take a look at the link later thank you. I thought all was going too well to be true.
     
  6. JudyN

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    While she's a work in progress, you need to keep her separate from your grandchildren, because she could accidentally do more damage, including catching them in the eye. And you don't want them to become fearful of her. It's also a good opportunity to teach them about how to interact with dogs - because the last thing you want is them squealing when she's around and getting her even more excited.
     
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    I do tend to try to keep them separate has much has possible but even more so now. They tend to be quiet good around dogs one has got Lab at home and the other a Jug but both are older dogs. What age do they start to lose their baby teeth? 18 years since we last had a puppy so have forgotten all this.
     
  8. JudyN

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    I think it's around 6-7 months, but she could be beginning to teethe, which can intensify the biting.
     
  9. Whinpin

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    Thank you
     
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    Ruby has lost her bottom 2 and her top 2 already. She lost her bottom 2 abpit 2 weeks since and her new ones are growing in already. I have a 3 year old neice who was unbelievably excited about meeting ruby, it did not go well. First time Ruby cowered with her tail between her legs abd3the time after she charged at my neice, growled and tried to nip her which was awful, but as judy says my neice was running round and screeching unfortunately . Ive vowed to keep meets short and sweet since then. Hang in there, you're not alone with puppy troubles
     
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    Please bare in mind that this how she would be playing with other sighthounds, pups or adults. They are well known for it, only thing is adult sighthounds know how to put a stop to it.
     
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    Puppies start to lose their first teeth much younger than 6 months usually around 12-14 weeks starting with the front teeth & often ending with their 4 canines. They also with have more adult teeth as the 8 adult pre molars(just behind the Canines) have no first tooth equivalents & the rear molars also have no first tooth equivalents.
    Puppies have 28 first teeth & will have 42 adult teeth.


    To stop the nipping you need to remove yourself from the puppy & not vicaversa, otherwise it becomes a game for the puppy. Don't shout or squeak/squeal as this again turns it into a game.
    I suggest you need to start doing some brain games with your puppy & it's worth looking at Kikopup's YouTube clicker videos for inspiration & help, plus Karen Pryors' book-Don't Shoot the Dog, is definitely worth having

    Don't Shoot the Dog!
     
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    Just a update Rosie lost her first tooth today one of the top ones at the front. It came out while we were playing tug. So maybe the start of things to come.
     

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