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Bite Inhibition

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Mollie's Nana, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

  2. DieselPitBull

    DieselPitBull Good Dog

    Puppies who are properly socialized learn bite inhibition while nursing and playing. When pups bite while nursing, the mother dog will train them by standing up and walking away. When pups bite too hard during play with siblings, the bitten pup will yelp and stop playing with the rough pup. Or the bitten sibling might leap up and knock the rough-housing pup over with a loud bark or growl. This teaches a puppy that playtime ends if he bites too hard.

    this is how trained D not to bite. Every time he mouthed too hard I would "yipe" and walk away. works beautifully.
     
  3. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Excellent work DieselPitBull.. and it works too!! :)
     
  4. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    How do you teach bite inhibition yourself? Simply walking away when the puppy nips and/or crying out?
     
  5. rguerra

    rguerra Big Dog

    @destinoscelgo:
    Yes, that is how puppies learn from their littermates. It has worked with my 4 month old puppy. Results com with time, it is not something that happens overnight. I was a little frustrated the first couple of weeks, but now he can control his bite.

    Also try to find a playmate. I noticed that after I found a playmate for my dog, whom we visit on Sundays, he got much better at it. They learn during playtime that if they bite too hard, the fun and games stop.
     
  6. Ramsey01

    Ramsey01 Puppy

    what do u guys think about using ur hand as a claw to grab the back of his neck as per the trainer cesar millan, he says to do it with no pressure untill he stops. IS THIS GOOD OR NOT?
     
  7. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    Id say its not good. A simple touch is enough to snap them out of it if you touch in the right place. Test touching your dog in different areas of the body, such as the waist or rear, if the skin reacts then thats a great place to touch. Grabbing a dog as Cesar does may get you bit.
     
  8. Jada's mommy

    Jada's mommy Puppy

    This training is a great idea. When my husband and I walk away from her after she bites, she doesn't come after us. We have a 5 year old son. When we try to have him walk away, she goes right after his feet. Any advice on how to train our 3 month old puppy not to bite our son?
     
  9. ben'smom

    ben'smom Puppy

    Mine will nip and he doesn't get to sit on the couch with the rest of the family. This usually stops him. We have lots of puzzle and chew toys for him to naw on. Mine is a rescue and only 1.5 yrs old
     
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  10. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    I just say ouch real loud even if its just a love nip and then put her off the couch or bed and ignore her until she stops leaping around and realizes that we arent gonna play that way. :) It does work very well. Also helps having her socialized with my 3 year old brother in law who has down syndrome. She knows to be calm near humans and other animals.
     
  11. Lifeisabeach

    Lifeisabeach Little Dog

    Our pit has a tendency to nip when he's hyper and wants to play. I usually scold him with NO. That usually will stop it right there and then, but when it doesn't, I pinch his nose for a couple seconds. After release, I try to give him a toy to focus on instead. It works pretty good. We did the same with our beagle when he was young.
     
  12. w0lfy

    w0lfy Puppy

    as taken from the first article above............
    * Do not tap or smack the dog's nose as punishment for nipping -- instead of discouraging nipping, this tends to trigger instinctive biting in self-defense

    a dogs nose is it one of its most sensitive parts of its body...... repeated trauma to the nose can lead to many issues later on
     
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  13. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    Not always. I smacked ALL of my dogs on the nose with one finger when they would nip, and guess what I NEVER GOT BIT. And they dont nip
     
  14. Lifeisabeach

    Lifeisabeach Little Dog

    Yes… you're right. Shortly after I posted that, I pondered it some more and realized it was a bit ill-conceived. Thanks.
     
  15. Bloodynose

    Bloodynose Puppy

    My wife slaps his but with a fly swatter real hard.
     
  16. MissKitty

    MissKitty Little Dog

    ^ Please never get another puppy.
     
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  17. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    I hope this is a joke and if not, you don't deserve that poor pup.
     
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  18. Bloodynose

    Bloodynose Puppy

    I was being sarcastic. But those dog chew ropes and hog femer bones seem to help with the biting from my pup. Plus just seperating yourself works for me when he starts getting out of control.
     
  19. Vegasrex

    Vegasrex Banned

    I have a 14 week old pitbull and he bites too hard when playing. He hates to be told no when he is full of energy and in play mode. I used to yell NO at him and it works a little, but I have recently started using the walk away method. I will post results when I start getting them. My girlfriend thinks that smacking his butt will work (although she doesnt actually do it). I have read that pitbulls, although much smarter than most breeds, have very short attention spans and this makes it more difficult to train them, as apposed to other breeds. People get frustrated and resort to hitting mostly out of anger and lack of other ideas. you have to have patience when training any dog, but especially pitts. My GF did teach him to sit in less than a day and he has retained that knowledge. Took a little longer to teach lay down, but he's got it now. Just need to deal with the biting.
     
  20. MissKitty

    MissKitty Little Dog

    Puppies have short attention spans, Pit Bulls have the same attention span of any other dog.
    Dogs (including Pit Bulls) are capable of learning anything you are capable of teaching them :)
     
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