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Puppy won't stop nipping me and pulling my clothes. PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Lindsay Cotton, Jun 6, 2018.


  1. Lindsay Cotton

    Lindsay Cotton PetForums Junior

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    I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown here. I've trained her holding a treat in my hand to teach her teeth to skin is bad. I've tried keeping still. I've tried giving her a chew toy. Ive trield yelping and jumping up. Nothing works!!! Im upstairs cryimg right now. My arms and hands are a mess
     
  2. Blaise in Surrey

    Blaise in Surrey PetForums VIP

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    This is normal and it will stop. Read the pinned puppy thread on here for useful techniques.
     
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    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    Is she a collie pup and how old is she?
     
  4. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Have a baby gate up and remove yourself for a couple of minutes. Do this every time she bites and she will learn that biting gets her no attention.

    Praise her the second she does what you want.

    Wear jeans, long sleeves and sturdy shoes for protection.
     
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  5. Lindsay Cotton

    Lindsay Cotton PetForums Junior

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    Ok. I'll try that. I've worn long sleeves and she's made holes in them but I'd rather it be my sleeves than my arms.
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I always think training manuals should come with the recommendation to dig out old clothes from your wardrobe and wear them. Still not noticed this advice but should come as standard!
     
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    Like @Lurcherlad said, as soon as teeth touch skin, walk out. This is a big game for her, an extension of the boisterous play she had with her littermates. So the second she makes contact, if you get up and walk out, she will realise that teeth on skin equals end of fun. If you do it immediately and every time, and the whole family is consistent, it shouldn't take long before she catches on.
     
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