Review: Puppy Biting

Julie Parsons

My name is Julie and we are the Parsons family.  We have a 9 month old miniature schnauzer named Carli.  We’ve had Carli since she was about 4    months old.  While she is very cute, her typical puppy behavior soon became quite annoying and in some instances painful.  Since we have 2 young daughters we […]

Is Your Dog Chewing You Out of House and Home?

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Maybe you have a new puppy who chews or gnaws on everything in site? Typical right? Yes, but it’s also not necessary. Or maybe you have a grown dog that still chews everything. This can get rather expensive. Puppies chew initially because of teething but very rapidly they chew because they’ve LEARNED to chew your […]

Puppy Biting – What Not to Do… And Why

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There are many suggestions on how to stop a puppy from biting. One is that an owner should “come down hard on the puppy” and give the puppy, among other things, a “strong blow to the nose!” This sounds like something out of the dark ages. Here’s an example of how that out of date […]

Review: New Puppy Training

Jeri Wolff

Jim Burwell’s Petiquette worked wonders with out new unruly puppy.

Puppy Training: Puppy biting what you need to know

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A typical puppy biting scenario: A young child decides to share some of her food with the family’s new puppy and, with the yummy smell of food in the air, the puppy takes the food biting the child in the process. Now my guess is that this senario plays out all too frequently in homes […]

Puppy Biting Too Hard?

Puppies are generally taken from the litter at 7 to 8 weeks of age. This time with its litter mates is critical as it is used to help puppies learn to read body language and signals with it’s littermates through play and interaction. Signals like, let’s play or too rough or back off please! Good […]

Puppy Biting/Nipping. Are You At Your Wit’s End???

Puppies are generally taken from the litter at 7 to 8 weeks of age. This time with its litter mates is critical as it is used to help puppies learn to read body language and signals with it’s littermates through play and interaction. Signals like, “lets play,”  “too rough!”, or “back off please!”  Good breeders do […]

Does Your Puppy Growl When You Come Near It’s Food?

I recently started puppy lessons with a client who has a 3 month old female terrier. This is a great puppy except for one thing. This puppy is already, at 12 weeks of age, guarding her food bowl and resource guarding stuffed Kongs. One of my client’s young sons was bitten on the hand as […]

12 Week Old Puppy Hell

I was trying to a be a nice guy!  I took in a client’s 12 week old puppy to keep for a week (while she was away) and to do some training.  He’s male, HIGH energy and very very full of himself.  He bites, barks for attention and jumps on us and our dogs relentlessly […]

Puppy Biting – What NOT To Do

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I recently read a blog posted by dog trainer,G.D. Williams, on how to correct puppy biting.  I must say that I was absolutely appalled at the suggestion that an owner should “come down hard on the puppy” and give the puppy, among other things, a “strong blow to the nose!”  This sounds like something out […]