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Damage to snout/muzzle?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by PeanutBrains, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    If i corrected my dog a bunch of times by squeezing their muzzle as hard as i can when they play bite, would this cause damage to them or affect their biting force??
    Its a lab mix dog. I am starting to correct with water now

  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Don't do that.......Give the dog a stern NO and turn your back on the dog for a few minutes. Be persistent.
  3. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    I have tried that but it doesnt work. But ill keep trying.

    Do you think the dogs muzzle could be damaged from me squeezing it hard as i can in the past? And do you think it could affect its biting power?
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  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    I don't know how hard you are squeezing the dog's muzzle so I cannot answer that. I think the way you are now correcting the behavior will have a negative effect on the dog. Keep giving a stern NO and turn your back on the dog for a few minutes. It might take awhile but the dog will eventually get it. When the dog stops the biting, give the dog a treat. You need to train the dog to learn if the dog doesn't bite, the dog gets a treat.
  5. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    Thanks for the response you are very knowledgable. He was a hoghunter he has a killer drive it does not.phase him and he persists. but i notice the rare time he will respond and listen to me when i do what you said. Sometimes i spray em with water too. So yes i will continue with the no and turning around. He is amazing companion dog and really impressive. i just dont tolerate any playful nips . he is not trying to hurt me. He has powerful jaws if he wanted to he could. But im not doing it anymore but the times i did it, it was as hard as i can. Im a male. I hope it didnt damage or anything. I was even worried when i first got him and he was pulling so recklessly i thought he was pulling out his shoulders. And anothet annoyance is him eating trash when we walk at night and early morning and he gulps foul trash down. Even though hes fed a very large amount nutritious diet and vitamin daily
  6. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    These labradors have higher bite forces than pitbulls and kangals
  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    You are incorrect. The American Pit Bull Terrier has a stronger bite force and tenacity than the labrador does. If you are walking your dog with a leash how is he eating trash?
  8. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    Even though hes on a leash he will find trash hidden in grass or somewhere and gulp it down before i can take it from him. Its very fast. People who litter are scumbags.

    Hard to speak generally but There is working stock labradors in parts of the world with certain attributes and tenacity of the APBT game bred dog. All labradors do not generate the same power in bite. I have read recording of some working stock labs with higher force than kangal, APBT, rott, and others.

    Sport of dog fighting is cruel, but in some countries its legal unlike the united states and many labradors and lab cross will defeat pedigree pitbulls and kangal, 2 of the most powerful combat breeds.
  9. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Please take some time to research dog breeds.
    Could you name a single lab or lab cross that has defeated a pit bull in a match?
    Please lets us know the weight and length of match.
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  10. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    thank you!
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  11. brindle

    brindle Little Dog

    I gather this is a grown dog you are trying to train not to bite/nip in play?

    I would not correct him by squeezing his muzzle. Maybe try teaching him to Sit for a treat when he gets too excited and tries to nip or bite. Or give him a toy to bite. Turning away from him and ignoring him is also good advice.

    Exercise and training should help the biting/nipping problem. He won't be as excited if he's tired.

    And what about having him wear a basket muzzle on walks to keep him from eating trash?
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  12. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    Indeed thank you for the response

    Yes but I am in the US this is not legal talk. And i dislike the cruel dog fight sport. You can go to Russia China or India, some parts Europe etc and see it for yourself the greatness of working stock labrador retriever. Kangals and APBT are no match.
  13. PeanutBrains

    PeanutBrains Puppy

    You love that dog so much you even put them on a blanket on top of the comfy couch yahahaha
  14. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    You know this but still haven't given the name of a single dog, the weights, or the time the match lasted. I have news for you. I have never heard of a single lab scratching. Can you name one?
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  15. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member

    The US still has the 1st amendment last I checked.

    Oldman is right. A lab isn't scratching back and one would not last long in the box. They're bred to retrieve not bite.

    If they were any good best believe they'd have been used. They aren't, at all, anywhere. At least for that purpose anyway.
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  16. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Labs are retriever dogs. And they are also excellent K-9 bomb and drug dogs.

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