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Poor Buddy he is just so cute and gorgeous but because of all the jumping up ,biting and attacking people everyone he meets is scared of him.

Its so upsetting as i know he's not like it all the time and he can be cuddly like all those other cute puppies out there.

I feel sorry for him he just wants to play but everyone walks away with a bad impression of him (and holes in their clothes :eek: )
 

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Oh Donna be patient and consistent. He will definitely get there. Are you signed up for puppy classes? You should get some good advice from the puppy trainer - it's what they are there for! He is a gorgeous pup and he sounds like he's on the assertive side so clear ground rules for all the family are a must. Lots of little walks and training sessions to wear him out mentally as well as physically (without over walking him obviously, as he's young x) will help to settle him at home.

Karen xx
 

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Don't worry Donna, he will grow out of it! All puppies are cuddly but ALL puppies are also devils sometimes!!!!!!!!!
I doubt there is anyone that can say their puppy was an angel and never done any of what you are describing. I know Weller certainly did all of the above and worse! For a good two months it was awful in this house, hubby was threatening to get rid of him, Molly our daughter was doing an olympic sprint fron stairs to sofa and back again and would not set foot on the floor if he was anywhere around, he was biting everyone all the time........I thought uh oh I have dropped a large one here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
Then everything just clicked, we were consistant, he grew up a bit, everyone stopped being scared and the equilibrium was restored :whoo:
SO I PROMISE YOU IT WILL END, hang in there x
 

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Thanks ,yes were booked to start lessons next saturday (hope we dont get kicked out for being naughty!!!)

He's very bright but the chasing people and lungeing his teeth into their legs is not good! Ive been following all the good advice on here,but he seems no better yet.

Think its worse when its your parents being attacked (my mum left screaming!!)
 

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Don't worry Donna, he will grow out of it! All puppies are cuddly but ALL puppies are also devils sometimes!!!!!!!!!
I doubt there is anyone that can say their puppy was an angel and never done any of what you are describing. I know Weller certainly did all of the above and worse! For a good two months it was awful in this house, hubby was threatening to get rid of him, Molly our daughter was doing an olympic sprint fron stairs to sofa and back again and would not set foot on the floor if he was anywhere around, he was biting everyone all the time........I thought uh oh I have dropped a large one here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
Then everything just clicked, we were consistant, he grew up a bit, everyone stopped being scared and the equilibrium was restored :whoo:
SO I PROMISE YOU IT WILL END, hang in there x
Sounds like our house!!
 

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We did find a good game which he still loves now, we would get his fav toy let him have a sniff and someone would hold on to him while we hid it, not too well obviously. Then we would tell him " find it" in a very excited voice and he would run all over, nose down seeking his toy and when he did find it we would make such fun noises and lots of fuss he thought it was great!!!!!!!! We would obviously help him until he got the point of the game and as he has grown we use the whole house and garden.....do this just a few times and he was pooped. It's a great mind game to play with them and wears them out brilliantly :D Just an idea that might be worth trying x
 

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Don't worry Donna, he will grow out of it! All puppies are cuddly but ALL puppies are also devils sometimes!!!!!!!!!
I doubt there is anyone that can say their puppy was an angel and never done any of what you are describing. I know Weller certainly did all of the above and worse! For a good two months it was awful in this house, hubby was threatening to get rid of him, Molly our daughter was doing an olympic sprint fron stairs to sofa and back again and would not set foot on the floor if he was anywhere around, he was biting everyone all the time........I thought uh oh I have dropped a large one here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
Then everything just clicked, we were consistant, he grew up a bit, everyone stopped being scared and the equilibrium was restored :whoo:
SO I PROMISE YOU IT WILL END, hang in there x
Donna poor you:(,but look above and you can see that it will get better,he does sound a bit assertive so keep going with all the hard work,it will pay off.You never see adult dogs chasing and biting everybody(unless they have some serious problems,which buddy being just a playful pup hasnt!) So he will just mature hun:) x
 

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I went to a customer house today that had a cockapoo 12 weeks old and could not believe how chilled he was ,lol they said he was not like that all the time so dont worry i am sure he will be fine,i used to have 2 boxers and that was so bad taken them to puppy classes .buddy will be fine
 

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Oh Buddy you are a one ............... Dexter frightens the living daylights out of my kids friends - its kinda funny at the football seeing them all running around especially my adult 40 year old friend who runs screaming :D ahhhhh Puppies!!!!! ;)
 

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Treacle was the same - just coming out of it - the more we shouted No or yelped like a puppy - the more she thought - "Great Game"
She stopped for me first and now always stops when I get down to her level - hold up my hand flat in a stop sign and in a low quiet calm tone say - No Biting!
She rolls over submissive or licks my hand!
It is worth a try - but has to be very calm and serious!
It could be she is growing up - but give it a go x
Buddy is a cutey - enjoy him x
 

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For anyone else with a biting pup i had my first puppy training lesson today and the teacher did say puppies need to sleep ALOT! if they dont get enough this can make them more hyper ,also you should only play games for two three mins then have a break this way the puppy wont get to hyper and not settle when you've finished playing with it .

All good advice i think (i thought by playing loads id tire him out but he would just be very full on biting etc after)

Hope this info helps anyone else struggling with a biting pup .
 

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For anyone else with a biting pup i had my first puppy training lesson today and the teacher did say puppies need to sleep ALOT! if they dont get enough this can make them more hyper ,also you should only play games for two three mins then have a break this way the puppy wont get to hyper and not settle when you've finished playing with it .

All good advice i think (i thought by playing loads id tire him out but he would just be very full on biting etc after)

Hope this info helps anyone else struggling with a biting pup .
Hi Donna

Our trainer gave us the exact same advice today. We are teaching 'leave it' so we are in control of playtime. We have a play - she loves tug of war, then we say leave it, she drops the toy and gets a treat. She's got it really quickly and we stop the game before she gets hyper.

I couldn't believe it when she told us how much puppies of this age are supposed to sleep, no wonder Biscuit was overtired, bitey and naughty! Best wishes, Karen x
 

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Oh, that's interesting! I was just wondering yesterday if Izzy was sleeping too much! Guess not then! She snuggles down with Phoebe for naps quite a bit throughout the day, she's only bitey in the mornings when she's so excited to see me :D
 
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