Re: Nipping/bitingPosted by: Leslie Hemsing
Posted on: November 03, 2002 at 21:52:00
In Reply to: Nipping/biting
: I have a 6 week old puppy and all he dose is bit are sokes and shirtes.We boute him choe toys but he will still not stop.We have a rope,five bones,and a old tolew.What should I do?
There are several things you need to do for, and understand about, your pup.
First: At 6 weeks of age, he was too young to leave his mother and siblings; he is missing out on some very important training. It is now up to you to provide structure in his life; part of that requires that you apply "appropriate" consequences for his actions.
Second: If you do not want your pup to chew on your clothing, do not offer them to him. He doesn't know the difference between a sock that is "acceptable" and one that isn't.
Third: Our Nipping/Biting FAQ explains the behavior and offers suggestions on how to deal with it; please see the link below.
I hope you'll review the other FAQs offered on this site; there is a wealth of information available through our Search Engine as well. The more you know about "why" your pup is behaving in a certain way, the better you will be able to deal with it properly.
Enjoy your pup; be patient with him and yourself. :-)
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