My GSP Summit, has a biting thing going on. He will be love able one minute and chomping on my arm or hands the next. At almost 7 months, his jaws are pretty strong. Any advice on how to train or stop this?
He has already lost some puppy teeth, but has plenty of soft, chewy toys available to him.
Thanks in advance
My guys the same and he's only 11 weeks. I hear you can empty out a spray bottle and fill it with water. Every time he bites, spray him.
You can also press on his tongue with your thumb until he yelps and then look him in the eyes while saying NO
Try these things out. I'm in the same boat, and these tips seem to help a bit but he's still nippy with his mouth. I figure it takes time and maturity.
Yes the spray bottle will work for some, but not mine. She actually loves the spray bottle. When she was younger I would just scream. That is just a response that puppies do to each other. If you ever watch a group of puppies they will play, one gets a bite in and when the other squeels they let go.
But as they get older that does not work so much. Holding on to their bottom jaw pressing down on their tongue will get them ultimately to stop, but you have to be presistent about doing it. But I find some are just "mouthy". My youngest will still grab me by the hand when she first sees me come home, but she now puts very little pressure.
When we got him from the shelter he had a bit of demodex - we were at the vet, he was about 12 wks old. The vet said hold on tight I need to scrape just above his eye until it bleeds. So I did.
He didn't flinch, yelp or show any indication that anything was happening to him.
The vet said - verbatim - "if you had any thought of hitting him as a correction, don't bother, he won't notice"
Just to be clear he was joking about hitting him - he did however tell me he'd never seen a pup so stoic.
Besides the toy in mouth thing worked wonders - Bugsy will carry anything you want him to however far you need