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Sophies outdoor play!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Miss.PuddyCat, Apr 24, 2011.


  1. Miss.PuddyCat

    Miss.PuddyCat PetForums VIP

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    So I guess my wish came and warm weather came so much that Sophie was able to go outside with shivering.

    She loves to run circles around then take off down the garden, play with her ball throwing it for herself likes getting a hold of dead plants and running away when you try and get it off her.

    But what Ive noticed is she seems to get hiccups after playing, normal?

    Also her nipping isnt to bad until she gets excited Ive tried the yelp thing and it just winds her up.

    Ive tried diverting her attention to a toy but her nipping involves your feet, defiant foot fetish here.

    Any ideas on how to divert her from nipping to something else, I think its also teething to.
     
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  3. ridgeback05

    ridgeback05 PetForums Senior

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    dont know if it will work for you...when my dogs are pups and they nip i just ignore them...dont even pull my hand away...they seem to learn that nothing happens when they nip...so just leave alone...like i say thats what i have done and it may not work for you.
     
  4. lizzyboo

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    i tried the yelping thing with radley when he was at that stage and it didnt work, it made him more excited.

    what worked for me was completely ignoring him... if i was playing with him id stop and turn my back on him.... if he carried on once play had resumed then he got 2 mins cool out time in the kitchen. hope you find something that works for you x
     
  5. McKenzie

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    It's pretty common for puppies to get hiccups - Kenzie used to get them straight after waking up. Unless they're really frequent or don't stop, I wouldn't be worried.

    Like others said I would ignore her so she learns that nipping means the end of playing and gets her no attention. You need to be consistent, and it may take a while until she stops nipping altogether as it's a normal puppy behaviour :)
     
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    If yelping didnt work I sometimes used to push my hand or foot forward slowly. Turns out it isnt so much fun when the hand you were nipping is heading down your throat!!:rolleyes: I just made sure that when they turned their head away I had a chew that I could give them with a bit of a game, then its obvious what is the more fun thing to do.
     
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