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MGoBlue
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PostSubject: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 5:04 pm

So Bode is a pretty well behaved 10 month old. He's had some mouthing issues like most huskies, but we worked through them pretty well. One issue though, we just can't seem to avoid. He likes to "punch" you in the face. It's not just when he's excited or playing, it's almost like he does it unconsciously. For example, we were cuddling on the bed the other day, and out of nowhere he gets me right on the face with his paw, left a nice scratch on my forehead. It's a hard action to describe, it's almost like he's trying to "pet" you back, and it's usually at the face. I've tried reacting to that like we did with bite inhibition (yelping, removing from the situation, etc...) but it doesn't seem to stick. Has anyone else dealt with something similar?
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Keyda81
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 5:29 pm

Lucian likes putting his paw on your leg or arm when you are petting him. It's weird, lol. I have no idea why he does it. But I'm sure if I didn't pay attention to him like I do I would have gotten punched in the face. I've almost gotten it a few times, and he's got some big paws, lol.
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MayaAndSophie
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Kay does this, so i don't lay near her, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 5:55 pm

Saber used to put his paw on your bare leg or arm and if you didn't pay attention to him right away, he would slowly drag his paw down your arm/leg and leave red marks from his nails.
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MGoBlue
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 5:56 pm

@MayaAndSophie wrote:
Kay does this, so i don't lay near her, lol.

lol, I don't want to have to come to this! He's such a snuggle bug, then out of nowhere...BAM!
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MayaAndSophie
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 6:06 pm

@MGoBlue wrote:
@MayaAndSophie wrote:
Kay does this, so i don't lay near her, lol.

lol, I don't want to have to come to this! He's such a snuggle bug, then out of nowhere...BAM!
Hahaha, well Kay will also jump and bite your face so....
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 6:25 pm

YES! Evie does this all the time. I blame the cat. He taught her to box! She also pokes us with her paws when she wants food, attention, anything! My legs have lots of scratches and I don't know how to break her of it either
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Loki2012
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 6:37 pm

Loki Does it as well, I have so many scratches all over my body! He uses his hands all the time and those nails are sharp!
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gocavs627
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Ours paw everything too! Kane likes to "box" by standing up on hind legs, and Halligan is a swatter. They're too funny, though. It's almost like they're using them as hands, even though they're feet.
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amychuke
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 pm

O! I am having the same problem with my 3 month old! Was reading everything hoping someone gave some good advise on how to stop them from doing that. Also have a problem with her barking at me every time I get her food and water. Such a social dog!!
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 12:21 am

Murphy "punches" us as well. She mostly does it when she is in a playful mood. I would not react except to grab her paw anytime she did it and hold on- not hard, just enough that she didn't like it. She's figured out quickly that we don't like that kind of playing and has altered her behavior.

However she still punches Dolly, and the cats, and the laser pen, and blankets/pillows/couches... Its kind of adorable 'cause she squeaks when she does it. Very Happy
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gocavs627
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 12:36 am

Amy, as far as the barking when feeding, with my guys I make them sit before I empty the scoop in their bowl. If they start to make a noise, I hold the scoop closer to me and tell them "no" or "shhh". They plant their butt in front of their bowl and they are putty in my hands. Halligan likes to "dance" while I'm getting his food in the scoop, but he sits right down once I have the scoop loaded. He's usually the chatty one and will sometimes sass a little, but he's doing very well for us to have only had him 3 months.

Ginger, we grab Kane's paws too when he jumps up, and hold him up on his hind legs until he finally wiggles loose. Then he hops right back up again lol. We might have to try more of a squeeze to get the point across. Thanks for the idea!
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Sheba uses her paws like real arms, I swear. She will paw me when she is getting excited, she will paw Kennedy to entice her to play, she will paw me to get me to pet her, she will paw me when she wants to cuddle..she paws me ALL THE TIME! She is also a snout puncher. Punches me will her snout all the time. She is ridiculous. Love her to death though, so I just deal with it.
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eluke81
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 1:34 am

My girl used to do this in play - she would stand on my bed - the "boxing ring" - and we would box - it was a blast!!! would tap a paw and she would swat me with it - back and forth - so fun!!!!!! that was the only time she would do it......
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Super Nova
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 5:34 am

It's not impossible to stop this behavior though. Nova likes to do the same sometimes. The frequency has diminished though, you just have to be really vigilant with denying cuddle/play time when it happens. Nova does this to me sometimes, and i've had scratches on my neck and arms because of it, but since we have begun teaching him its not proper, he does it less and less. It's pretty natural for them to want to paw during play and to show affection in some cases, you just have to be strong about showing the reason it's not allowed and in which cases.
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amychuke
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 am

that is a great idea! She knows how to sit too. Been trying my best to train her as much as i can. I have been trying to do the ignoring thing with her. Every time she would bark at me i would put the food down and walk away. well..... her barks gets louder lol Then she wants to play... And then where goes my legs with her sharp puppy claws lol Sometimes it works some times it doesn't but I will try that! She hasnt really done the "punching" thing yet. But i see most of them have hat problem. So defiantly will keep this ideas in mind for when it comes around. Thanks again!!
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VintageJeans
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PostSubject: Re: Excessive use of paws (in a bad way)   Excessive use of paws (in a bad way) EmptyTue Mar 19, 2013 2:08 pm

Juneau does this too. RIGHT in the face lol. It's quite annoying. We'll be laying on the couch and BAM. She also does it when I hug my boyfriend! It's so weird. I think if it as jealousy or protecting, not sure lol. Haven't done it with a friend yet.
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Every single morning she paws me in face to get up. Lol
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Loki2012
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The same thing for Loki, When justin and I hug he jumps up and slaps us both until we stop unless he is incorporated in it! Getting used to the morning face slaps, too hard to dodge so early.
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