Tried it--it only works for a few seconds.Originally posted by lethal tupperwa
grab his mouth and press down on his tongue with your thumb.
keep it there for a while he won't want it there.
Do this every time he bites.
I cured a friends pit bull of the habit in a few minutes.
I've done that many a time, too. He wriggles, and eventually settles down. Then, when I put him back down, he starts playing again, nipping my calves.Originally posted by sdakota
You need to assert your dominance as the "leader of the pack".
Your pup should never nip you after you tell him the game is over.
It's easier when the "puppy" doesn't weigh 80 lbs but if you are physically able, try picking the dog up off the ground. Keep all four feet up and hold him until he settles down.
Make sure he knows it is not a game.
If he still won't submit, wrap a hand around his throat.
Don't use much pressure at all, no need to hurt him.
This seems to impress upon Poochy just who is the boss.
It's worked on my dogs in the past.
I use a similar technique with our GSD's, but use ehhh insted. They get 2 "ehhh's" before a no. Negative physical corrections come with a "no" (grab skin on the back of the neck and twist}.Originally posted by fastvfr
The most effective 'stopper' is vocal, not physical.
When you need the dog to stop misbehaving, say "OUGHT!!" in a loud, snappish tone.
That will get his attention and is to be used sparingly--don't get him too used to it.
For whatever reason, this will stop 99% of the doggy BS instantly. I believe it tells them they screwed up in their own language, and this is the only way I managed to train my cattle dog as well as I did.
Try it along with LT's advice. And give an OUGHT when he starts in again.
Sounds like SOMEONE needs to learn how to do a 'Long Down/Stay' to me...
So when my dog cowers with its tail between its legs everytime it hears a noise similar to that how am I supposed to feel?Originally posted by martyapo
Please don't hit your dog. I know it's hard not to but nothing makes you feel worse than having your pet cower everytime you raise your hand. Could you imagine your wife or child crawling up in the fetal position everytime you got mad because they were afraid of you. I tell you from experience, resist the urge to "spank". Instead, I have found using verbal techniques such as a stern "uh-eh" very effective. If that doesn't work, try putting some pennies or similar noise making item in a plastic 1 liter bottle. Shake it vigorously when he misbehaves.