seriously, really?   3 comments

I am tired today due to getting to bed later than usual

last night when I got home from a retirement party Max was sitting on my lap while I was on the computer and all of a sudden he bites my boob on the right side
It hurt like hell!
I smacked his mouth and told him no and now he acts like he is afraid of me, but damn it hurt!
My husband thumps him on the nose when he bites him, and Max rarely bites him.
I try that and Max thinks I am playing.
And while I know he is a puppy and puppies like to chew on things, certain parts of my body are not chew toys.

I can almost see and understand him biting my fingers and hands, and then I will find him a chew toy and he will get interested in that.

but last night was painful

and not allowed.

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Posted April 26, 2012 by Marge in ramblings

3 responses to “seriously, really?

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  1. Hitting him is not a good idea. Try a sharp “no” instead. You’re trying to train him, not break his spirit.

  2. pin him down on his side, hold him down till he stops struggling, give him a growl. Hold him like that for a few minutes, glaring him in the eye and growling. He should stop. You may have to do it more than once – Baxter I had to do several times before he quit biting my fingers but eventually he has stopped – so has Bennie. You are establishing that you are top dog – dogs don’t bite the top dog. Seriously, after a few times, I bet he stops.

  3. Now when they are acting up, I give my growl and they both stop. Baxter is still stubborn but he does fall in line if I keep it up.

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