What you put in it when they are puppies will reflect throughout their lives. make like a tree, arms crossed, sit on feet disengage. Firstly, yes, pups do go through phases called fear phases. Take baby steps I would start with the nose touch game. Just make sure he has a toy to keep him busy. I think your choice of moving away from her when she starts nipping, biting and definitely when she is breaking skin is the best way forward. I highly recommend you use the games in this article to teach bite inhibition. You can also allow him to interact with your other dog for limited time periods. Bite inhibition does not happen over night and takes a lot of time, patience and above all consistency. You’re welcome to ask questions! And it’s a calm game so it’s not likely to get her overexcited. I want to prepare him for meeting all my nieces and nephews but i’m worried that he will nip them. But the previous owner told me never to touch her ears. I get emails and questions about this kind of situation a lot. So you’ll never get that out of him. But as many people who wrote here to you before we have the puppy biting problem! I mean you're basically setting your thumb up to be bitten and at the same time encouraging biting. I was wondering if u could help every time we walk my 10 week old gsd cross border collie keeps biting our trousers and use it as if u were playing tug of war I have a 2year old shin tzu and he didn’t do this so I am a little lost any advise. From my experience, it revs puppies up, which leads to more biting. Old, there’s a dog next door and the puppy keeps digging to get to the other dog. I suggest at least 4 to 5 sessions a day, of no more than 5 to 10 minutes. I researched GSDs well and carefully picked a breeder with only one bitch who raised the puppies inside. This is my 5th GSD and I have trained them all into wonderful, obedient, social pets without using any force, don’t believe in that! Some pups snap the concept quickly and others take a little more time but from experience, I’ve never met a pup that didn’t eventually have an AHA moment. The videos I have are of methods I no longer recommend or support and I’ve not made new ones as yet. She will tear me apart. I hope this helps some. Snoop, the 1 year old German Shepherd. You might be interested in the guide I wrote on flawlessly potty training a German Shepherd puppy. I wrote an article on how to stop jumping, check it out and let me know if you have questions by dropping them in the comments. I can’t imagine they would have taught her much, and from what I can tell, her mom is incredibly aggressive and destructive. But not in a bad way like being isolated in a kennel. Thanks for your comments. Helping you here in the comments is going to take a long time. Since she’s still so young, I’d stick to the build-a-bridge and most targeting games only as she’s too young for tug and the redirection might rev her up more. I HAVE LEARNED MORE FROM YOU THAN I DID READING ALL THE BOOKS. Repeat this method until your puppy realized he hates having your fingers in his mouth. Then work forward from there. She broke the skin several times and I feel it to be stressful that I can walk in the house, or the garden , without being dragged by my trousers!!! It’s going to take some time because puppies explore their worlds with their mouths, it’s a natural behavior you’re working on changing. And then follow up with this one: https://germanshepherdcorner.com/how-to-use-a-dog-clicker-to-train-your-german-shepherd/. And since we’re retraining a very natural behavior, it does take time. Bite inhibition takes time since you’re teaching your pup to do something that’s counter intuitive but with patience your pup will have his AHA!! His problem outside is that he doesn’t get himself running, even if we throw a ball he is only half interested and would rather chew the grass. And our immediate reaction is that they do it out of spite. We’ve been forced to avoid touching him 80% of his awake time and it’s breaking my heart- bc we want to love on him & bond, & bc I know no touch is bad for his socializing too! German Shepherds are smart and they will most likely understand what you want him to do and not do. Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to our. P.S. I can give this dog back to a 19 year old girl who lives with her grandmother in a few days with hardly any outside to play and with a girl who works two jobs, does not get to see him much at all and lives outside. But if we have to we can go to a trainer. So when you’re telling him ‘bed’ or ‘down’, either he doesn’t know what those things mean, or he’s way over something we call a threshold. But just until you’ve got a handle on his behavior. I try to walk her at least twice a day, with one of those being a longer walk with a longer leash. Once he’s chilled out when human limbs are in close proximity to him, you can move on to the nose targeting game. I use to breed, raise, obedience train and show German Shepherd’s but my grandson (who lives with me) got a GS puppy who is 12 weeks old now and he loves to bite, with all the shepherd’s and training I have done I have never had one bite. I have a 14 week old female GSD. There isn’t a date on her and I’m unsure of when you were posting the video? Just wondering if you can help. He is the light of our lives and we are willing to do ANYTHING to help make him the best boy he can be. Another way to keep him busy in his new surroundings. This pup has a severe biting problem to the point of causing pain. Walk around with your pup and drop treats around your feet as you go. He was born May 5, 2017 so he is around 5 months old. Hi and thanks for the reply. You can try the build-a-bridge game as a starter. The puppy does not bite me, and tug of war is not allowed as to not encourage biting, I read your article about puppy biting and was wondering how your method would apply to mouthing of other dogs? His behavior could also be caused by him not feel well from the pano. I have a 13 week old german puppy that bites and bites hard to break skin I have been working with him daily, and have been following all of the advise. I read your article but I have tried those methods and they don’t work – the barking just getting excessive and so does the biting. Thank you so much on the advice so she got crate trained! And to offer puppy safe chew toys. But when they do it’s super easy to teach them a trick that will get them to stop barking on command. This breed is a medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in two main colour forms.It has either brown or black hair distributed fairly evenly through a white coat, which gives the appearance of a "red" or "blue" dog. First I was afraid for the dog to travel while he was eight weeks old , so I decided to buy the puppy and then have him wait where he was until he gets four months old so he is not as scared as he could’ve if I shipped him earlier . This would be more likely if it is a puppy. But bite inhibition mus be taught especially if you have young kiddies around. Here’s an article to get you started on clicker training. These kinds of toys are designed for chewing and are a good option to offer when a dog is still learning to play nice with toys. Hi there. We agree. She gets bored of a game very quickly, and I’m running out of things to do with her. Luckliy my brother suggested I might like your blog and find some advice that will help. Any other ideas??? These last 2 might make your pup more excited than you’d like when training bite inhibition. I won’t even mention the biting. https://germanshepherdcorner.com/german-shepherd-puppy-biting/#comment-1369, Next. I’m happy to help. And he’s already trained in these behaviors, so he can’t fail. The following tips will help you curb your German Shepherd puppy’s biting instincts, whether they target hands, ankles, or anything else! But these steps haven’t worked. My dog is 14 months and recently i have … Should I enroll her into a behavioral class, if so would a petco be a good place to train her. The crate is just a tool to help her lower her threshold so that she’s not biting like a land shark! Pay attention! So I used that method. I defiantly will try the ouch and walking away when she bites my hands or fingers but what about feet? And they are easily distracted, especially when they are so young. I don’t recommend it anymore because in most cases it just gets pups more revved up. Encourage chewing though. I shared this with Kelly in a comment on this thread too. Up to 12 months of age, each month is equivalent to 1.25 human years. Hope this answers your question. However, in my opinion them playing rough with each other does not necessarily equate to the transfer of this behavior to other situations or undoing any bite inhibition training. But jumping, barking and nipping could also be a dog that’s way over excited about meeting new people and hasn’t learned the proper manners yet of sitting quietly until he’s told otherwise. It sometimes means extra sensitivity to strangers starting at around 2 years old, as well. Please help.. At this young age their bodies can’t handle too much. It’s about progressing slowly with the challenge. When we take it away and try to substitute one of his toys, he bites our hands, feet, everything. In terms of using the collar to somehow teach her not to bite you could backfire. It’s a very versatile skill but it’s main purpose is to teach bite inhibition. It is super important that she already sees the crate as a good thing and a safe place before you do this. But I suggest using the method I detail in my comment first. Thank you for the steps to stop puppy biting. For German Shepherd puppies, nipping and biting is a game they love to play. Flop! But don’t isolate him, so make an enclosed area in a high traffic area inside your home. Really work to cement the idea in her mind that the crate is a good thing. How to use a Dog Clicker. The first thing I recommend is working with her on the build-a-bridge game. I prefer using the redirection method. It sounds like playing is taking your pup way over her excitement threshold. Pups always explore with their mouths but you’re absolutely right in wanting to teach him that skin and human limbs are out of bounds. I could not let the puppy just stay there so I deided to bring her home and make her mine. read about my experience with the online training program here, https://germanshepherdcorner.com/training-a-german-shepherd/, https://germanshepherdcorner.com/how-to-use-a-dog-clicker-to-train-your-german-shepherd/. I have a family member who uses Wafarin and I know how easily bleeding starts and how difficult it is to stop. As soon as you begin to feel frustrated, end the session. I know it doesn’t feel like it now but you’re going to have a ton of fun with her! Thanks for commenting here to share your situation. As I mentioned this will not only save your skin and clothes but it will also prevent Coco from practicing the behavior you’d prefer her not to do. Favourite answer. Check out the best dog crate for air travel. Once she’s at your side, drop the treats on the opposite side of you sh she’s actually got to climb over your legs to get to them. Often we try a particular method and give up when we think it’s not working. Or are any of the three a good teaching method? This is called extinction. I’m putting together something that’ll be ready by Sunday 3 July, I’ll drop you a comment here so you know it’s ready. I cannot keep buying new clothes since he’s ruining all my expensive ones. And if you’re new to clicker training, check out my article on how to get started. We have tried ignoring, redirecting, time out, the “yelp” mehod and giving commands. It sounds like you have a high energy pup on your hands. And the trainer, Adrienne, who developed this method is also one of my dog training heroes. You can redirect to a toy by tossing it away from the item you’re wanting to remove. And only allow interaction when there’s an adult to supervise. Try them all out and pick one that works the best for you. not out of aggression, but rather a moment where he felt tension but was not sure why. This only happens if I am not home or if I am not paying attention. Her playing involves biting which I understand is normal, but my son is still just a baby and can get hurt easily. And there’s a good chance that she had some bad experiences with humans and probably other dogs too. Once you get started, leave any questions you have here in the comments – I’m always happy to help. what should I do. I have written a full review of the program and also had the pleasure of interviewing the dog trainer who developed the program. I use organic peanut butter. Along with the physical stimulation he’s getting already you’ll have an all-round calmer pup as time goes by. Her bitting issue is still there & now she’s been barking so say she bites me I will stop play time but then she will start barking and charge at me haha. But what Im unclear on is what to do between these games? You should try them all and find the one that works and then stick to only that method until your pup has learned. 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