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Cockapoo Training and Bonding Cockapoos are very smart and loving dogs. Discuss training techniques as well as bonding here.

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Old 11-21-2014, 08:58 AM
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Hi, I've got a 12 week old puppy, Diesel, he's been with us 4 weeks now, he's a little snap dragon, especially with me, he lunges at my legs and arms, hangs off my clothes. He's crated and sleeps lovely through the night. His biting is really getting me down. I've tried all sorts, pushing him away with a stern no, stopping & walking away even screaming at him and pretending to cry. I don't want to put him in his cage as punishment as I'm worried this will make him frightened of his cage. I make sure I have toys nearby to put in his mouth before he bites. He bites at the family but not as much, my 10 year old son is getting terrified of him. What can I do ? I'm starting to think I've made a terrible mistake in getting him

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:07 AM
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There seems to be loads of posts about puppies biting at the moment. Your pup will grow out of it, puppies bite and snap. They are rude little monkeys that are not born with good manners.
Firstly, sleep! Puppies need LOTS of it. Make sure pup gets plenty of bedtime. Tired puppy = snappy puppy.
Secondly I would buy a house training line ( use under supervision as puppy could get tangled and hurt) let the pup trail the line behind him, when he starts biting use the line to remove puppy from who ever he is biting. This way he will be getting next to no attention for the biting. I would ignore, no screaming or noise as pup thinks any reaction is great. It's about removing puppy from the stimulus. Your son may also be good at this as it will let him control pup with out having to put his hands near this teeth. Firm but gentle. Be consistent and eventually it will stop, I promise.
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:45 PM
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I'm also having problems with my 13 week male Pup biting and he does have plenty of sleep. He sleeps whenever he can is very rarely disturbed.
I have tried most of the ideas on here and he still snaps; I am also trying not to put him in his cage when he starts because I also do not want him to become scared of it. When told off, he can sometimes just loose it and run off and then around frantically. He does tend to go for either me (Only Male in House) or my 13 year old daughter he does nearly everything for him in my absence. I'm worried that this will carry on into his older years.
Any further advice is most welcome.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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Be patient. They will outgrow it. You could compare it to a toddler having a temper tantrum. When puppies are overtired they will get bitey. Just stay calm, redirect their attention towards a toy then ignore them.
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Sorry to sound unsympathetic but this is perfectly normal. It's what puppies do. Dexter was the absolute worst biter. I had holes in the bottom of my trousers where he hang on to them by his teeth when my back was turned. Telling him off never worked. As you rightly say it's wrong to use the crate as punishment. I used to shut him in my downstairs loo for a few minutes which worked a bit.
Don't despair he will grow out of it and finally get the message. Give him lots of long lasting chews and you will need bags of patience. Bonnie did all her biting on Dexter not us so he got his come uppance! Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:08 AM
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yes they do grow out of it eventually but it is so annoying when they do it , I find a rolled up newspaper placed around the house that you can grab and give them a slap on nose with works along with a voice command , They then understand that if they bite they get a surprise ,it does not hurt just shocks them , be consistent and do not ever let puppies get away with it, there mother dog would not so why should you ? i will probably be reprimanded for this advise !! haha
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yes they do grow out of it eventually but it is so annoying when they do it , I find a rolled up newspaper placed around the house that you can grab and give them a slap on nose with works along with a voice command , They then understand that if they bite they get a surprise ,it does not hurt just shocks them , be consistent and do not ever let puppies get away with it, there mother dog would not so why should you ? i will probably be reprimanded for this advise !! haha
I'm sorry Janice but I strongly disagree with you. You should never never ever hit or slap your puppy or dog! Would you hit a child? Sure they may get a surprise when you do but in the end you will end up with a dog that will cower in fear every time a hand is raised above its head or worse, a dog that becomes aggressive in order to protect itself.
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I think we've moved on since the smacking and hitting days. When I was a child it was normal to get the odd smack from your parents and children even got smacked and caned at school. It the same with pets. I would never smack my dogs especially a young puppy, rewarding good behaviour is so much more effective.
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Do not, do not hit your puppy!!!!! Janice, what are you thinking?!?
Hitting your puppy will just teach him to be scared of you and make a much bigger problem for you.
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Do not, do not hit your puppy!!!!! Janice, what are you thinking?!?
Hitting your puppy will just teach him to be scared of you and make a much bigger problem for you.
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