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Re: biting at my hands

Posted by:  Jane McClay
Posted on:  August 12, 2001 at 20:23:36

In Reply to: biting at my hands
Posted by:  Kurt Keaney
Posted on:  August 12, 2001 at 19:37:37

Question:

: My wife and I own a 1yr old Jack Russell named Kandy. She likes to bite and bark at my hands(not my wife's) for no apparent reason. I am usually just sitting watching TV when this behavior happens, it seems like she is upset or mad at me. Could you help me out with this problem. thanks,
: Kurt

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Hi, Kurt,

It sounds like Kandy is trying to get you to play. Be sure to say no when she does this, as you don't want her to "train you" by starting a play session whenever she tries nipping at your hands.

Try giving her some more exercise and play time. Even a few minutes working on various obedience exercises would be a great way to give her some extra attention. If she's bored, she's going to find some way to bide her time, and it may not be a way you'll approve of! I like to get my terriers really tired a few times a week with heavy exercise. Some need more than that, and some less. All depends on the dog.

Good luck!

Jane