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Susie the Pup

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Misanthrope, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Puppy

    I currently am raising a pup born June 25th, making her 14 weeks old. Her mom was 90lbs and her dad was 85lbs; however, she doesn't seem to be growing. I scheduled a visit to my vet, but it is 2 weeks away. At 14 weeks she is only 15 pounds and has been 15 pounds for at least 2 weeks now. She is being fed Orijin for large breed puppies. Is this actually a cause for concern?
    Also, she is developing a biting habit. She doesn't bite other animals, but she bites people's hands. I have never used my hands as a "play toy" with her, but she sees them as one nonetheless. She has a lot of toys available to play with and gets plenty of exercise. She doesn't respond to being ignored for biting or when given an alternative such as a toy to bite, she doesn't respond to being grabbed by the scruff or tapped on the butt, and she doesn't stop for a loud noise, etc. I am not sure how to try spraying something unpleasant in her mouth for biting as she bites my wrist and fits her whole mouth around it.
    I would greatly appreciate all help.
  2. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    If it's any help my pup is just short of 5 months and still does that. He doesn't bite hands as hard as he used to, but he will tear into your pants and boots. There are s few threads below you might want to read. It seams like most of those pups just kind of grew out of it. Most about the same age too
  3. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    As mentioned in your Intro post, this is very common. I looked like a pin cushion at times, when Madeleine was a pup.
    I found that we did better when I withdrew any kind of attention from her, walked away, turned around, etc. The important factor was time, as she matured, it stopped.
    The weight issue is odd, and hopefully your vet can help with it.
    pitbulldogs likes this.

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