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Originally posted by mnshooter
You need to teach him that what he is doing is not acceptable. If he is biting too hard, grab him around the nose and squeeze his gums into his teeth. Do it just hard enough to hurt a little, but not too hard. Make sure every time he does this he gets the negative reinforcement. He will get it very soon.
Dogs just need to know what is right and wrong. If he does right praise him and pet him and give him treats. If he does wrong tell him "No!" in a stern voice.
Dont use pain to train a dog or even your kids. They need to understand why what they are doing is wrong.
Originally posted by tony9802
I was hoping to find a forum that would discuss animals or maybe even animal rights, but I haven't found anything so I figured I should put my topic here in the "RELATIONSHIPS" Forum; I have a 4 month old puppy that is a mix between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie, normally he is pretty good, generally peaceful at home, but also very very playful.. His baby teeth are still present and he mouths and bites all of the time, and for the most part, this is my primary issue. He mouths and bites so much, that taking him out for a walk has become an issue; Sometimes the mouthing and biting while we are walking, becomes a wrestling match between me and him, and at times, I feel it gets out of control-- So he needs to cool it, and to realize that I'm the boss both at home AND when we are outside-- It's when we are outside that he changes, and attempts to display his controlling aggressive mouthing/biting behavior; Sometimes when we're outside he also refuses to sit, so that's a pretty serious affront to me and my authority! What to do,, maybe you guys have some advice for this one; Also mods, I wonder if we could also place this post in other sections so that it can get as much exposure as possible.. Ok, thanks,edit on 15-10-2012 by tony9802 because: (no reason given)edit on 15-10-2012 by tony9802 because: title caps