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French bulldog nipping

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by BlueFrenchie, Apr 3, 2021.


  1. BlueFrenchie

    BlueFrenchie PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a 1 year old frenchie (1 tomorrow) and he is still nipping at hands. Does anyone know how to train him to remove this from his behaviours.
    The second thing is, he seems to become very frightened when approached with hands and can even accidentally bite, today taking his lead off caused him to bite. He’s in no way aggressive 99% of the time, he is a very friendly dog and is perfect until it comes to hands!
     
  2. simplysardonic

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    What methods have you used so far to stop the nipping?

    You mention hands twice in 2 different contexts, in the first do you mean playful nipping, or is he trying to make the scary thing (the hands) go away?

    Dogs don't bite accidentally, if he's displaying fearful behaviour towards hands & following it up by biting he means business as his prior warnings have been ignored.
     
  3. BlueFrenchie

    BlueFrenchie PetForums Newbie

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    It’s not a playful nipping, it starts as mouthing and when we move our hands he gets more agitated and more forceful to get to the hand, I started making a high pitch sound which tends to stop him for a moment until I stop and he starts again, then I have to go out the room.

    another example of his issue with hands in general, he can get upstairs he can’t get back down so he needs carrying and if you approach him from the front he jumps back but I can pick him up by being behind him. I think he’s frightened. It’s very tricky to understand. If I let him know we need to put his harness on, he will go and sit at the front door and wait but when he sees his harness he runs away and gets defensive when approached. Eventually fine and will allow his harness on but is constantly biting at his lead, leading to a bite today trying to remove the lead unfortunately
     
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