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My Dog Still Bites Me

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Even after getting onto him for many months, my dog likes to nip at me. Iecan understand his herding instincts when he nips at my hells and calves [which actually tickles--he just kinda "mouths" them]. But, whenever we start playing, or if I pet him vigorously, he has a tendency to bite my hands--even after I have scolded him for it. He finally stopped biting my wife after she started wimpering like a hurt puppy everytime he did it--took about two weeks. When I tried that, he took it as a game, or as "come in for the kill now.":freak:

Any suggestions on how to stop his biting? He is about 9.5 months old now, and 80 lbs.
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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.
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?

Spanking is different then beating. I only spanked my dog one time and thats when she pissed on my fiance's down comforter because I wouldn't play with her. Believe me she never did that again. My dog is quite playful but she knows I'm the boss.

My dog cowers whenever it hears load noises just because she is a little wimp. It was funny...we took her for a walk and a car started she took off running!! Poor thing.

If I say "no" in stern enough voice she will do what is needed. Sometimes she gets upset because she knows she did something wrong.

Everybody has different methods and I believe that as long as the animal is not being neglected or beaten it will be ok.

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Originally posted by G20man32904


Droanx,
Your dog is wimp now because of one smack, you taught it, it can't trust you, so now the dog is weary of everything.


Hmmm that's funny. Because my dog has always been a wimp. When we got her she was afraid of plastic bags, loud noises etc. The one time I spanked her was about 2 months after we had her. Her wimpiness was already well established.

My main point was what is the difference between tapping the behind (as I did) and shaking a can of coins. They are both the same thing just a different assciation. I know of someone that trained their dog with the can method mentioned. That dog is afraid of rattling coins now. I guess that we shouldn't discipline anyone or anything ever. Just let them do what they want.

This is probably like the debate over whether or not to spank children. Most parents do it but the "experts" say it's ineffective. There is never a right answer.:freak:
 

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Very well could be bad genes. Two different colored eyes and she is small for her breed (Beagle). The only problem I ever had with my dog is that one time she peed on the comforter. We had a problem with play fighting at first but I would throw a rope in her mouth and play tug of war and that ends the play fighting. Don't know if that's the right way to do it but it worked for me.

On a side note about bad genes...That doesn't mean the dog won't make a good companion. Our dog I am quite sure is not the best breed purebred but she is very loving and (for a Beagle) easy to train. I am trying to find somewhere in the area to do obstacle course stuff with her to see if she has a knack for it.

And now she is sitting on my lap telling me to get off the comp!! Gotta go play fetch see you later.

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Originally posted by martyapo
Here we go again.... Someone asks for help on a problem and all they get are 2 or 3 people wanting to get into a pissing competition over their opinions.
Then you say....



Any-way, just my opinion on the matter.
Interesting. Anyways, this is an internet forum and this is to be expected. I don't know anyone's credentials here. Someone could say that they are an expert and really not be. In the original question the poster seemed to recieve lots of advice and some people disagreed or agreed. That's where these forums go off the deep end.

Happy Friday Eve and stay safe
 
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