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My puppy goes wild with biting

Johny24

Puppy
Hey guys i got an american pitbull terrier from my neiboor at 6weeks old,i know its very young to be away from his mother but as soon as they started to eating dry food he just wanted to get rid of them as soon as possible if i got it right,so my lucy is 8weeks old now she is very smart very friendly with people very friendly with other animals but the biting thing is getting out of control,whenever she wants to play and she sees someone from my family walking she just attacks and biting feet like crazy,she is also biting hands too hard my hands are full of scratches and she barks and growling kinda scary when she is super excided and when i have her on my lap she sometimes trying to jump on my face.
I know she just wants to play but my mother and my sister are starting to scare of her,we have 3boxers since puppies my father has 4hunting dogs and i grew up around dogs and i never seen a puppy like her
im trying to ingnore her whenever she acts like that yell ouch and leave her put a toy on her mouth put my thumb on her jaw i tried everything for past 2weeks but nth seems to change her,i also took her out to my big boxer and when she started to biting her hard the boxer gave her the warning bark and she just stopped,i thought to let her with the boxer for a few days but im scared

So is that normal guys?ik nipping and biting for puppies is a normal thing but i swear if you see her she is like the spawn of satan
 

Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
You need to have everyone in your family on the same page. If the puppy starts to bite, give a stern NO and ignore the puppy. On another note, you do know that this breed is dog aggressive, right?
 

Johny24

Puppy
hmmm i dont really believe that,the 2boxers are aggresive but maybe cause they didnt got a lot of training when they were little and thats why i dont really trust them around the little pitbull,my neiboor owns 2 horses chickens pigs cats and one other big dog i dont really know the breed but he told me the only time they got aggresive was with the big dog but they didnt even started it.
I think its just most people get them from shelters at big age with a bad past,if you get it since a little puppy maybe its not that bad
 

Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
You are wrong. This breed is dog aggressive. It's a genetic trait and you cannot train it out, you can only manage it. Regardless of where you get this breed from, and regardless of how young or old the breed is, they are dog aggressive.
 

Sum_Fool

Puppy
Hey guys i got an american pitbull terrier from my neiboor at 6weeks old,i know its very young to be away from his mother but as soon as they started to eating dry food he just wanted to get rid of them as soon as possible if i got it right,so my lucy is 8weeks old now she is very smart very friendly with people very friendly with other animals but the biting thing is getting out of control,whenever she wants to play and she sees someone from my family walking she just attacks and biting feet like crazy,she is also biting hands too hard my hands are full of scratches and she barks and growling kinda scary when she is super excided and when i have her on my lap she sometimes trying to jump on my face.
I know she just wants to play but my mother and my sister are starting to scare of her,we have 3boxers since puppies my father has 4hunting dogs and i grew up around dogs and i never seen a puppy like her
im trying to ingnore her whenever she acts like that yell ouch and leave her put a toy on her mouth put my thumb on her jaw i tried everything for past 2weeks but nth seems to change her,i also took her out to my big boxer and when she started to biting her hard the boxer gave her the warning bark and she just stopped,i thought to let her with the boxer for a few days but im scared

So is that normal guys?ik nipping and biting for puppies is a normal thing but i swear if you see her she is like the spawn of satan
Is this your first puppy? Or just been a while. It natural puppy behavior to bite everything as it is a new to the world and doesn't know anything. Compound that with puppy teeth which are like razor needles lmao have a new puppy sucks and is a lot of work. I would make a high pitch whimper every time my pup would bite me...and guide him to a near by toy(always have one when puppy is out) After they lose their puppy teeth change it to more of a stern warning but still use the toy as it will teach him this is a thing to bite not a human. This worked well for me.

A puppy is actually a mini furry T-rex on crack.
 

Johny24

Puppy
the boxers were biting too when they were puppies but not that hard,maybe cause they had each other while the pit only has me i guess.she letting my hands go when i tell her to now but with the feet she is still going on rampage
 

Michele

Chi Super Dog
Administrator
the boxers were biting too when they were puppies but not that hard,maybe cause they had each other while the pit only has me i guess.she letting my hands go when i tell her to now but with the feet she is still going on rampage
When the puppy bites, give a stern NO and then give her a toy to bite. Replace the biting with a toy. Be consistent. And don't compare your boxers to the pitbull. Two different breeds with two different genetic makeups.
 
Is this your first puppy? Or just been a while. It natural puppy behavior to bite everything as it is a new to the world and doesn't know anything. Compound that with puppy teeth which are like razor needles lmao have a new puppy sucks and is a lot of work. I would make a high pitch whimper every time my pup would bite me...and guide him to a near by toy(always have one when puppy is out) After they lose their puppy teeth change it to more of a stern warning but still use the toy as it will teach him this is a thing to bite not a human. This worked well for me.

A puppy is actually a mini furry T-rex on crack.
My 9 month old Torch also, is the spawn of Satan, and also goes crazy with the biting. Puppies are mouthy to begin with, but Pit Bull Puppies are EXTREMELY mouthy due to the original reason they were bred. Its in their genes. I have found that one way for them to satisfy the innate need to pull and thrash something is a spring pole. If you can teach them to not go for the hand instead of the rope, tug-of-war is another good game to play with them. As pit bulls want to "have" an object rather than "chase" that object, fetch doesn't always do the trick.