Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dinner for Elsa and Elly on March 6, 2011 - Chicken meat mix with baked beans (Elly & Elsa's dinner) - How to stop puppy from biting



It's dinner time again. Both of them...respective plates but suddenly it seems that Elsa went to share with Elly so Elsa is eating from both but it should be okay as Elly always eats faster and she will eat Elsa's share also later on.

One thing about Elsa, she likes to drag and bite her plate after she finished her food. A very bad habit indeed. Must stop her from doing that or she will think it is alright to do so. Oh.. just received a message saying that could not scold her as she will stop doing it very fast. What a habit she has.

They finished eating their rice within 5 to 10 minutes. Very fast for puppies.

After eating, they have nothing to do and one of them biting shoe rack again.




Not long after that both Elsa and Elly were playing like crazy biting each other non stop.

After half and hour both of them got so tired and they slept.


Elsa with it's head on the step


And this is Elly the one who is like a big sister to Elsa

Two articles on:

How to Stop Your Puppy From Biting

For young puppies, nipping, biting and "mouthing" are normal behaviors and rarely cause serious harm. But it's important to stop these behaviors before your dog reaches adulthood, when a bite could inflict serious injury.

Begin your training early - when your puppy is 6 weeks old, if possible.

Teach your puppy that biting hurts you. When he bites, give a sharp "no!" or "ouch!" - or even a yelp like a dog would make. This is the same reaction that your puppy would get from another puppy if he bit too hard during play. It teaches him that he's been too rough, and the odds are that he'll be more gentle next time.

Remove your hand slowly - don't jerk it away - and give your puppy a toy that he can chew on without damage.

If your puppy ignores your reaction and bites again, repeat your "no!," "ouch!" or yelp, and leave the room for a few minutes. Let your puppy know that when he bites, he will lose his playmate. This, too, mirrors the reaction he would get from another puppy if he played too roughly.

Be persistent in your training. As your puppy's behavior improves and his bites are softer, continue to yelp or give a sharp "no!" or "ouch!" whenever he puts his teeth on you. Make it clear that all bites are painful and unacceptable to humans.

Reinforce your puppy's good behavior. Whenever he licks you without using his teeth and whenever he plays nicely and appropriately, give him plenty of praise.


Begin teaching the "off" command after your puppy has stopped biting with any pressure. Hold a handful of the puppy's dry food, close your hand and say "off." After a few seconds, if the puppy has not touched your hand, say "take it" and give him a piece of food. You are teaching him that "off" means not to touch.

Continue to give a sharp yelp, "no!" or "ouch!" any time your puppy bites you unexpectedly. If you see the bite coming, give the "off" command.

Enroll your puppy in an obedience class where he can socialize with other dogs when he is about 6 months old. Their interaction will help to reinforce what you teach him, since rough play with other dogs will likely cause them to yelp and cut off play. At the same time, your puppy will learn the difference between people's limits and other dogs' limits - dogs will allow rougher play than people will.

Credits toArticle source (How to Stop Your Puppy From Biting) taken from: http://www.ehow.com/

How Old Is a Puppy When He Stops Biting?

Age does not have a bearing on when puppies stop biting. Training does. In order to get a puppy to stop biting, it needs consistent and patient training. Otherwise, the puppy will keep on biting.

Function

1. Biting is a normal part of how puppies explore the world and play with each other, according to "KISS Guide to Raising a Puppy." However, a small puppy's light nip can cause serious damage when it grows up.

Teething

2. Puppies go through a teething process whereby chewing helps with any pain. Teething is complete by the time puppies are 8 months old, according to "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook."

Alternative

3. Keep plenty of chew toys available for the puppy, whether it's teething or not. Since puppies have to chew, keep toys at hand to give them if they start chewing on something inappropriate.
Natural Training
4. Puppies teach other puppies to bite softly during play by yipping when they are hurt, according to veterinarian and author Dr. Ian Dunbar. To train a puppy not to bite, yip like an injured puppy whenever the puppy puts its mouth on human skin or clothing.

Time Frame

5. Puppies best learn new skills, like interacting with people and to refrain from biting (or bite inhibition), when they are 8 to 14 weeks old, according to "KISS Guide to Raising a Puppy." It's never too late to train a dog to stop biting, but it will take longer for a dog to learn than a puppy.

Read more: How Old Is a Puppy When He Stops Biting?

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