How do I get my dog to stop?

How do I get my dog to stop? Topic: How do I get my dog to stop?
June 25, 2019 / By Bailey
Question: How do I get my dog to stop scratching and biting me and everything else? At first I thought it was cute and since she may be teething I would let her go but now her teeth are getting very sharp and it's a battle to get her to stop. I did everything: sternly say no, close her mouth, walk out of the room, ignore her. I did everything people suggested but she always bites me and any other object. She even bites her own feces and tissue rolls and paper. I used the spray that's supposed to make dogs dislike the object but that doesn't work, she kept chewing and chewing. She even ripped my expensive carpets. I'm very worried she will start biting my furniture! How do I get her to stop?!
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Adaline Adaline | 10 days ago
You have two problems: One dominance biting of you, and two Release mechanism. One: Dominance Biting - Biting of you is a dominance issue. Now just so everyone understands....dominance does not always mean aggression. A dominate dog does not have to be a biting, growling dog. Dominance can show itself in many different ways from jumping up on you, staring at you, to mouthing and nipping to growling. Dominance issues need to be addressed right away to avoid any further behaviour issues. 9 out of 10 of my clients dogs have a dominance issue and the behaviour issues are solved once the owner asserts their leadership. This does not mean to yell at the dog or hit the dog. Those actions will do nothing to solve the problem and usually only make matters worse. Go to: http://www.thepetproject.zoomshare.com and go into Pet Tips and read the article: How to tell if your dog has a superiority complex and what to do about it. This article will give you information on how to resole dominace issues. Two: Release Mechanisum - The release mechanisum is a way for your dog to release pent up energy or frustration due to lack of exercise and mental stimulation. All dogs need physical and mental stimulation. Dogs need at least 45mins of focused walking with the owner. The best results are with the entire household walking. The more the better. This needs to be a focused walk which means dog beside or behind you not runnig ahead, and looking ahead not with the nose stuck to the ground. Mid way through the walk you can give your dog the time they need to smell around and do their business, but the majority of the walk needs to be focused. The more energy you expel with a walk the less energy your dog will have to chew up your belongings.
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Taegan Taegan
Obedience classes. Period. You let the behavior go on long enough for her to believe it's acceptable. Also, try exercising her a lot. Puppies definately can get bored easily. Are you giving her proper teething toys? Kongs are great, and so are those puzzle balls you can find at Petsmart. If you put peanut butter in the Kong and freeze it, it'l last you a long time and it's fun for her. Putting her kibble in the puzzle ball will also give her a unique way to eat and play at the same time--very time consuming. I also buy raw marrow bones (soup bones) from the grocery store and freeze them. There are also deer antlers that are great for chewing on, as weird as it sounds, they're amazing. With all of these things to do, she should not be worried about destruction. When she bites or nips at you, say "don't" firmly, and reverse the behavior by giving her a toy to play with. You must keep up one discipline and stick too it--hence the ignoring. It takes time to reverse a behavior that she was once taught as ok. When you leave her, crate her. Simple solution to her chewing on things. Also, keep her in the same room as you, ALWAYS. Good luck. PS: Below are some links for the toys and such.
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Peers Peers
Typical puppy behavior. My suggestions are Kong (size depends on the type of dog) Stuffed with a little peanut butter or puppy Kong stuffer.. Freeze it. This works for boredom and teething. Also you can put any rubber toy int he freezer to make it cold for her. She is also very bored. Exercise her body. Obedience training for her mind.
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Louis Louis
chances are; she plain bored and hyper give her at LEAST an hour of exercise a day and give her a job to do to giver her some mental stimulation (ex..just give her a backpack to carry..that's enough to be called a 'job' for a dog..let her deliver pickles or cookies or something in that backpack)
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Louis Originally Answered: How do I stop my 14 weeks old Rottie puppy from biting. He gets very nasty at times and I need to stop it now.
First you have to show him that you are the leader of the pack and show no fear when he growls and bites at you, he is going to get bigger and know how to dominate you. You have to show him from the start that you are the boss. I keep my pup on a leash at all times when in the house to keep an eye on him and teach him manners. Put him in time out when he acts up, show him that you will not put up with anything. Puppy classes would also be a good option. I use the Nothing In Life is Free Method, you could do a search on that on the interent. Here is a website that is for rottweiler owners there is a forum there to talk to other rotti owners to ask them for help and techniques http://www.rottweiler.net/forums/ I copied and pasted what I found on a website about Nothing in Life is Free for you: Nothing In Life is Free: Does your dog get on the furniture and refuse to get off? Nudge your hand and insist on being petted or played with? Refuse to come when called? Defend his food bowl or toys from you? If so, a training technique called "Nothing In Life Is Free" may be just the solution you're looking for. "Nothing In Life Is Free" is not a magic pill that will solve a specific behavior problem. Instead, it's a way of living with your dog that will help him behave better because he trusts and accepts you as his leader and is confident knowing his place in the family. How to Practice "Nothing In Life Is Free" Use positive reinforcement methods to teach your dog a few commands and/or tricks. "Sit," "Down," and "Stay" are useful commands. "Shake," "Speak," and "Roll over" are fun tricks to teach your dog. Once your dog has mastered a few commands, you can begin to practice "Nothing In Life Is Free." Before you give your dog anything (food, a treat, a walk, a pat on the head) he must first perform one of the commands he has learned. For example: YOU: YOUR DOG: Put your dog's leash on to go for a walk Must sit until you've put the leash on Feed your dog Must lie down and stay until you've put the bowl down Play a game of fetch after work Must sit and "shake hands" each time you throw the toy Rub your dog's belly while watching TV Must lie down and roll over before being petted Once you've given the command, don't give your dog what he wants until he does what you want. If he refuses to perform the command, walk away, come back a few minutes later, and start again. If your dog refuses to obey the command, be patient and remember that eventually he will have to obey your command to get what he wants. Make sure your dog knows the command well and understands what you want before you begin practicing "Nothing In Life Is Free." The Benefits of this Technique Most dogs assume a neutral or submissive role toward people, but some dogs will challenge their owners for dominance. Requiring a dominant dog to work for everything he wants is a safe, non-confrontational way to establish control. Dogs who may never display aggressive behavior such as growling, snarling, or snapping may still manage to manipulate you. These dogs may display affectionate behavior that borders on being "pushy," such as nudging your hand to be petted or "worming" their way onto the furniture to be close to you. This technique gently reminds the dog that he must abide by your rules. Fearful dogs may become more confident by obeying commands. Having a strong leader and knowing his place in the hierarchy helps to make the submissive dog feel more secure. Why This Technique Works Animals who live in groups, like dogs, establish a social structure within the group called a dominance hierarchy. This dominance hierarchy serves to maintain order, reduce conflict, and promote cooperation among pack members. To ensure that your home is a safe and happy place for pets and people, it's best that the humans in the household assume the highest positions in the dominance hierarchy. Practicing "Nothing In Life Is Free" gently and effectively communicates to your dog that his position in the hierarchy is subordinate to yours. From your dog's point of view, children also have a place in this hierarchy. Because children are small and can get down on the dog's level to play, dogs often consider them to be playmates rather than superiors. With the supervision of an adult, it's a good idea to encourage children in the household who are eight years or older to also practice "Nothing In Life Is Free" with the family dog.

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