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humping and biting

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by vbud88, Apr 13, 2011.


  1. vbud88

    vbud88 PetForums Newbie

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    bolo has reached 17 weeks and going through a naughty stage, he is humping and biting, has loads energy running round house and garden even through he gets plenty of walks he has just got 2 new teeth could this be why hes started biting again, when will he calm down again?:cryin:
     
  2. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

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    a perfectly normal stage to go through....his hormones are starting to kick in by the sound of it! lol

    firstly, check the protein content of his food...should be less than 20%. too much protein in the diet can lead to overexcitement as the dog has more energy than it needs. ;)

    secondly, use noise aversion to stop the humping and biting...being very careful that he doesnt associate the loud noise with you! a quick sharp "ah ah" is usually enough to stop an over excited puppy and by the time he has turned round to see where the sudden noise came from you should be telling him "goood boy" softly so as not to get him excited again.

    as you say...he may well also have a bit of toothache if he is getting his grown up teeth. i find filling a kong with natural yoghurt and freezing it before giving it to the dog helps with this. working out how to get the soothing cold yoghurt out of the kong will also passify his busy little mind too!
     
    #2 lucysnewmum, Apr 13, 2011
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