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 9 week old husky biting and growling what do I do ?

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jzHernandez77
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PostSubject: 9 week old husky biting and growling what do I do ?    Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:44 pm

He bites everything including me my hand is stinging from all the bite marks I tell him NO and give him a toy to chew on but he comes back to bite, I put my hand close to him and when he didn't bite I let him play with his toy and it was working but when I would put the toy in back of me to start over he went to get it I grabbed his collar so he wouldn't and he started growling and going crazy biting my hand what can I do ?
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PostSubject: Re: 9 week old husky biting and growling what do I do ?    Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Sounds like he wants to play/doesn't like waiting to play lol. Takes awhile to teach them patience
When he bites you instead of saying 'no', try ignoring. Even when he latches on for dear life ignore and leave the room without a sound or look in his direction. Eventually he'll learn biting gets him no where and even worse - causes his friend to leave.
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PostSubject: Re: 9 week old husky biting and growling what do I do ?    Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Also try to avoid grabbing the collar except for in emergency situations. That is very provocative for them and I don't think any dog ever grows to like that. At this age it is not time to create a battle of wills or engage in anything that brings his teeth to your skin. He'll do plenty of that on his own. Stay away from any roughhousing, tug of war, pushing, hand teasing, etc.

Best to wait until he's older and can cognitively understand right from wrong and bite inhibition.
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