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Bite Inhibition

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

  1. Lucia

    Lucia Puppy

    Oh and by the way I know the journey is only beginning and we will face many hurdles. But I am prepared to learn and we will do it together and so far so good. We had a challenge last week when picking him up to take him outside to pee he growled at me. He went out and stayed out. When the howling and scratching at the door stopped I opened the door to the best 'sit' I have seen.He now proudly sits at the door before coming in. Naturally he gets lots of praise. No further growling......as yet.
  2. acemc

    acemc Puppy

    I got a 7week old male apbt two days ago, he bites pretty hard & snaps at my face from time to time (when excited).
    Is it too early to start teaching him bite inhibition?
  3. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    NO! it's never too early, my puppy learned in one day with other dogs he stopped nipping and only did so when he was super tired as he would get very impulsive when tired. Until he was 10 weeks old I would put him in for a nap almost every hour he was awake and he would sleep for a hour or more each time.

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  4. acemc

    acemc Puppy

    Thanks bsand, after reading your reply, I decided to try it today & I am really amazed...... it actually worked!!
    If he bit my finger too hard I just gave a yelp & stopped playing with him. Now when I play with him, he bites my fingers/hand really gently.
    I'm still trying to figure out a way to teach him not to snap at my (or anyone's) face. Letting it happen & then scolding him isn't really an option as those tiny teeth are like needles!!
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  5. Crywolf

    Crywolf Little Dog

    My 10 month old dog is nipping and mouthing at men/larger kids (boys around 10-11). She always does a play bow afterwards and frolicks like she wants to get them to engage. I've told people what to do when she nips/mouths (yelp, stop playing, turn their back) and it usually works pretty quickly FOR THAT PERSON (it takes just one "hey! I don't like that!" correction and she doesn't do it anymore). It seems she doesn't generalize yet and I have to redo it each time. I got her at 6 months old, and I don't think she had any sort of bite inhibition training when she was younger.

    Is it ok if I am the one also doing the correction?
  6. Crywolf

    Crywolf Little Dog

    Basically just wondering how long should I expect it to take? Shes still sort of a puppy so I'm hoping its not too late to train her out of it. Her "nips" are never hard (she's never even left any sort of red mark or anything on my skin or anyone elses) but I don't want her to do it at all, even if its gently.
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  7. MindyMGerber

    MindyMGerber Banned

    This is not a inhabitation. I think when a dog bites without any reason, definitely he is in some trouble of facing any kind of irritation. Some dogs bite without any reason due to lake of proper training.
  8. kalenem10

    kalenem10 Puppy

    I have a 7 WK almost 8 WK puppy pit who loves to bite! Any suggestions to teach him to stop biting?! I know hes teething but he has everything he has, to not be biting on me And my guests...He has toys, has teething rings, balls, rope, etc... He gets tapped on the butt and told no, but it doesn't seem to be working all the time. He's smart and picks up on things fast , so I know he can learn.

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  9. Hello there, this is very useful because my pitbull will have babies soon, I like the part that play time is over, is it too late to teach him not to bite at all at age of 1.5 ?? (he doesn't bite so hard fyi) .
    Kind regards,
    -Gustavo Woltmann
  10. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Bite inhabiting training does begin in the very early stages of development. Take a hard mouth bull early from the litter and you just may regret intervening with nature when it's unnecessary.
  11. Kukulkan

    Kukulkan Puppy

    True fact ,short attention but when they learn they learn quick !
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  12. Polly n Fred

    Polly n Fred Puppy

    We would put Polly in her kennel & sign no bite for a few seconds then let her out if she did it again she went back in a little longer no attention, she didn't like it, so it only took a short time for her to figure out she got more pets and attention when she didn't bite.
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