I have a Labradoodle called Poppy, she is just over a year old, about 13 and a half months When I bought her she was very obedient and learned commands quickly, but she never learned to stop biting.
When she was younger she would only nibble you, but now she has adult teeth it hurts more and she is more aggressive. When she was young we never let her get away with biting, we always told her no. To try and train her to stop we have:
Besides the biting she can: Sit, stay, paw, and lie down. She does also still pull on her lead we do want to get her to dog lessons, but when my mum gets back from work it's too late, my dad wouldn't come because he didn't want a dog and says it's nothing to so with him, and weekends are tricky because we have all the cleaning and food shopping.
It would be helpful if somebody could help us out with ideas to stop her biting. Any feedback would be helpful, so don't worry if you don't know if it will work, we will try it anyway.
By Alice from Yorkshire
Alice, have you thought about consulting a professional? I am a believer that all dogs can be trained to behave, there must be something you can do. Since this is a possibly dangerous habit, I would speak to your vet and see if she can recommend anyone that can help you work with her and get her straightened out. Good luck!
Also, if on a walk she doesn't come back when you call her, when you try put her on a lead she runs of and if he see's another dog she runs off to see it. Which is ok, but then she will just follow to dog when they walk off.
Just apply a little Vicks or spritz a little citronella oil in a bottle mixed with a little water -they would not come near u coz the hate the smell of citronella.
We have raised three dogs two German Shorthairs and a bassett hound. The way we trained all three was immediately after a nibble or bite was to take our thumb and put a little pressure in the soft part of their mouth under their tongue. Don't apply too much pressure! Just enough to get their attention. I have also seen people take their lip and press it into their teeth so the dog will feel what a bite feels like. Good luck!
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