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Biting feet and legs

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Lorraine Gregory, May 10, 2020.

  1. Lorraine Gregory

    Lorraine Gregory PetForums Newbie

    Mar 24, 2020
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    My 10 week old Irish Doodle has developed a biting and nipping behaviour when we’re walking and running in the garden with her and sometimes when your just waiting for her to toilet.. never had this with other pups in 40 years.. any ideas please to stop it.. distraction?
    How do people feel about time out in crate when they are simply not listening?
  2. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

    Jan 18, 2014
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    If you want her to toilet pop her on the lead and don't allow any silliness, as soon as she toilets CALMLY reward with a treat and take her back inside.
    If she's nipping at you in play then give her something else to chew that's appropriate. Any nipping of you just go inside and stop all the fun. After a minute go back out and try to play appropriately again. If she nips stop all fun. Stop talking to her, eye contact etc, she needs to learn that teeth on people = play stops. If she picks up a toy then woohoo! Have a party with it! You may need to find some super cool toys to engage her. Remember she's used to play biting with her littermates and assumes she can do the same with you. She's not being naughty she just literally doesn't understand our human rules, so you have to reward her lots for doing good stuff, and try to break the bad habits.
    Torin. and JoanneF like this.
  3. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Sounds absolutely normal to me. If you have never had a pup do it before you have been lucky. By the way, what is an Irish doodle.
    niamh123 and McKenzie like this.
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