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on the verge on insanity!!!.....

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by alice2012, Nov 19, 2012.


  1. alice2012

    alice2012 PetForums Member

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    Ok I need some serious advice.......:huh:

    Shadow is now 15 weeks old he is nippy he nips into the air so you can hear his teeth clamping together if that makes sense he has plenty of toys that he can chew which are rotated so he doesn't get bored of the same old toy!!! Nothing seems to be working I shout ouch when he puts too much pressure on my hands and feet with his mouth then ignore him and then carry on play. He doesn't listen at all although he's been played with, fed, walked and a 15 min training session he is still insisting on running round the living room at 100mph he has had plenty of attention from both me and my OH. He pretends he doesn't understand the word bed:eek: when I know full well he does. When I feed him he's taken to barking at me and flying round all over the place like a complete loon!! which gets really annoying when people are asleep and i'm in a rush to get too work. when I put his food down he will sit and wait until I say goodboy. He's Jack Russell x Dachshund iv'e looked at both breeds and temperaments and I don't know if anyone local saw the thread about the lady in pulborough who seems to be running a puppy farm I got him from there so I don't know if I have a dog with a bad temperament because of his first steps in life or I'm just loosing patience which perhaps I need to get back. He's learning quickly he gives both paws, lies down and rolls over. Sorry to ramble on lol I feel so much better after writing this!!! :p
     
  2. Pet Services Kent

    Pet Services Kent PetForums Senior

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    Just sounds like an excitable puppy to me! One thing I would suggest is not shouting when he nips- this turns it into a game. I would stand up without making eye contact or saying anything to him at all and turn my back on him for about 10 seconds. Hope that helps- sure someone will be able to be more helpful!
     
  3. alice2012

    alice2012 PetForums Member

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    Thank you :smile5: Just any information on what I can do to solve/correct these things I feel as if there's more I could be doing :idea:
     
  4. CaliDog

    CaliDog Greedy Mummy Bear!

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    yep would have to agree with above when i used to shout at cali it just got worse i used to tell her a firm no and she just grew out of it eventually.
     
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    I wouldn't carry on playing after he bites down hard or hurts you. I would either give a time out (a minute in a play pen) or walk out the room and leave him for a few minutes to chill out and realise his behaviour is not acceptable. But you do need to work on that bite inhibition, coming from a puppy farmer it's likely he wasn't taught very well by his litter or even his mother on how to behave.
     
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    Phoolf PetForums VIP

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    Also frozen stuffed kongs and ice cubes for his gums, ice cubes are great if you have laminate floors because they can chase them round and suck on them. :)
     
  7. cheekymonkey68

    cheekymonkey68 PetForums VIP

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    Gosh! Hold on in there you sound like you have a really smart little dog on your hands..... I'm sorry I know very little about puppies, but possibly time to look at getting into puppy training classes, get some professional help and new puppy friends who will understand exactly what you are going through ...
    As the new proud owner of a middle aged Patterdale Terrier I know how important it will be to socialise your little bundle of Joy with other dogs as soon as you can.
    Best of Luck, Im sure it will all start to come together soon.

    M x:)
     
  8. Bonsai

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    Bonsai was a nippy puppy, i would never say no rather ah ah short sharp spud which he understood, or redirect with a toy if this didn't work because he was so hyped up I would put him in the kitchen for a calm down and it worked wonders. He just loves being with us so he new that once he nipped playtime would stop and he would lose our attention

    Also I truely believe once their baby teeth drop out nipping is something they grow out of


    Now we are onto stopping him eating the house!
     
  9. springerpete

    springerpete PetForums VIP

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    He doesn't sound like he's doing anything different to every other pup . he's young, excitable and no longer has his litter mates to rough and tumble with. Give him time, he will grow out of it, just be firm, but gentle with him, let him know what's acceptable and what isn't.
     
  10. Dot

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    I agree with this. My current boy was a handful when a puppy. All my other dogs had been rather easy so he was a shock, bless him. I did find being calm, slow moving and softly spoken around him calmed him. As for the play biting I would just quietly walk out the room for about 15 seconds to return to bright, expectant eyes looking at me! He also used to be noisy and rush around when I got his meals I didn't look at him or say anything but made him sit when I put the bowl down and wait a few seconds. I've always found ignore or reward works - for me anyway. He was obviously used to rough playing with his siblings as I have a floor ornament of a yellow lab and he spent ages patting it and trying to get it to play!

    Have fun, I bet he is gorgeous!
     
  11. alice2012

    alice2012 PetForums Member

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    Thank you all for the comments as a first time puppy/dog owner I guess I just wanted to be sure that everything he's doing is normal! he is currently looking at me like butter wouldn't melt making me feel extremely guilty for what I have told you all :eek: He's a lovely boy and I'm sure I will have lots of stories to add about him. I joined this site the day after we bought him home and you have all been so helpful :-D
    x
     
  12. Dot

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    He's normal, Alice! They are good at making you feel guilty because they are so very cute! I can remember having problems getting my boy's collar and lead on - he just wanted to bite it - took ages! Now I feel guilty telling you things about him as he is keeping my feet warm at the moment!

    Would love to see a few pics of him!
     
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    Maddie has this great toy she loves to play with, it wanders round the house and whenever she nips it it squeals, she loves to play with it... only problem is its the mrs:wink: she doesnt enjoy the game as much as maddie, doesnt matter how many times I tell her not to squeal :rolleyes:
     
  14. cheekymonkey68

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    how's little Shadow doing today?? :)
     
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    alice2012 PetForums Member

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    He's doing very well today. He's finally asleep having been wide awake since 12pm! he's been for a very muddy walk around the field and approached a puddle that was maybe a little deeper then he thought I could literally just see his head poking out the top! x
     
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