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12-30-2003, 12:03 PM
Hi everyone I have a new tiny toy pomeranian puppy and she is really bad at biting it seems like what ever i do nothing seems to work. Could someone please help me, i need to know the best way to discipline a new puppy when she bites. Also if anyone knows anything about pomeranians i was wondering the average size of a tiny toy pomeranian. Thank you so much.
12-30-2003, 01:12 PM
Well, let's see, I raised a chihuahua pup that was a nipper.
Puppies will get rough and littermate will squeal and then game stops when one says "You hurt me!" I have followed the same pattern with my little dogs and cats, and it has worked.
12-30-2003, 02:59 PM
My puppy LOVES to gently chew on our fingers, toes, and ears (!), if we let him. Do you mean chew, or BITE, like in aggression? If we don't want the chewing, he is content to just lick, and lick, and lick, but we can now say to him, "Where is your bone?" and he jumps down and sniffs out one of his rawhide chews. Convenient trick!
12-31-2003, 01:15 AM
not to sure how to stop the biting. i too seem to be having a problem with my new shihtzu puppy.she is teething very badly and chewing on everything including us!lol
i have been told and pray that it is true that once the puppy isn't teething so badly that it should stop .
oh and btw not so sure how true it is but today i met a woman who has a toy pom and she said that the dog will only be about 6 pounds fully grown.
good luck with your new furbaby
01-19-2004, 01:09 AM
Try either a mister bottle and put it on a jet of water or a squrit gun, spray him when hes does soemthing you dont like. saying "oww!!' really loudly should work as well.
01-19-2004, 08:59 AM
Sampson is 10-1/2 weeks old and obviously wants to chew on everything right now. We are slowly bringing him around with a sharp "NO bite" then redirected to a toy. If he doesn't stop, I will grab his muzzle (gently) with a "NO bite" and give him a toy. In either case he gets praised and praised when he chews his toys. After 2 weeks, he usually stops with the first NO bite command.
Puppies don't have long term memory and need constant reminding. You need to be in charge with their behavior (alpha dog). With the right mix of love and discipline, they will love you all the more in the long run.
01-19-2004, 09:05 AM
Amy, I love it! Redirection works wonders! I use it all the time!
01-25-2004, 10:55 AM
if the pup is biting in aggression then u need to take action. what i did when mine was little[i have a pit bull breed] i would give her a stern but gentle tap on her nose with 2 fingers and very firmly tell "no bad girl" that seemed to have worked quite well,she is now 13 years old and will only bite when given the command to attack in protection. she has been trained to protect any innocent no matter who they are and even if she does'nt know who they are. she will only attack the aggressor when given the command and she is very protective of little chlidren and infant babies.