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PostSubject: 6 month old nipping at hands    Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:07 pm

Its gotten better since he was younger , he grabs my wrist with his mouth and even though its not aggressive it still hurts , if he gets excited and starts zooming around the house and you get in his way he bites.

I've tried

Yelping - he just bites more and howls
Walking away -he just looks at me walk away and does something else
Time out in the bathroom - he calms down and dose not bite until he gets excited again( he gets in time out again )

Any info on stopping bitting would be appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: 6 month old nipping at hands    Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:22 pm

You can try inviting him to do it and intentionally engaging him on your own initiation. You can wear a baggy sweatshirt if you like. I do this with my 15 month old by getting down on all 4s which means "green light for teeth on skin."

This has several benefits. One, you provide him with an outlet for something he really needs to do and thus he learns to respect you even more. Two, this gives a more active, meaningful context to your corrections when he mouths you otherwise. I'm a firm believer that they learn "no" better when they know what "yes" is. And three, it is a critical bonding tool for you two during his adolescence. His respect for you will multiply greatly.

This is how Huskies socialize and build relationships and you can use that to your advantage. Utilize his drives.

If there are times where you invite him and allow it he will know that this is only appropriate in a particular context.

Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 month old nipping at hands    Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:32 pm

Oh, and of course continue your corrections otherwise. I don't like the yelping or physical pushing type of corrections because that is a form of provocation and engagement. His motive here is socializing, so that's what you should deny him in your corrections.
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PostSubject: Re: 6 month old nipping at hands    Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:52 pm

Thanks thats interesting enough for me to try it
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PostSubject: Re: 6 month old nipping at hands    Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:30 pm

just give it time nothing happens quickly with dog training.
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