He is so adorable!! I just love his little face! I am not sure where you got the name Kipper, but I always think of the NHL goalie Mikka Kiprusoff when I hear that name. My brothers are both goalies, and the youngest one adores Kiprusoff so if he had a dog, I am sure that Kipper would be one of his choices for a name! Anyway, lovely dog, great name!
Hi, Kipper has been with us now for a week, he's 10 weeks old and has settled in really well. He sleeps all through the night in his crate with only a little wimper when we go up to bed, he stays clean and dry during the night - although we are getting the odd puddle during the day - I don't always get to him quickly enough!
He is biting and nipping - the advice on here is great and I've been reading up on all of the threads about this. I've tried yelping but this seems to make him bite more, it can be really painful sometimes. When I say gentle he does seem to try very hard to be gentle and licks me with little tiny nips which are soft, but then it becomes more rough. Today I've put him either back in the house and I've carried on playing with my son in the garden or behind the babygate if we're indoors, I leave him for a minute and then go back to get him. If he does it again I do the same thing - it seems to work, after the second time he comes back much calmer. It's certainly really hard to remain calm when you have a set of teeth hanging on to you!
I'm really looking forward to starting training - wondered if ayone had any thoughts on whether clicker training is a good way to go?
I've attached a picture of him, he's currently curled up on my feet - where he spends most of his time when he's sleeping
Kipper is yummy! I found with the nipping in the early days that yelping didn't work at all and what worked best was consistently saying 'no biting!' in a firm voice. I too found that when I said that, he would start to lick instead. I also did the same as you and did the time out behind a door if he didn't listen, which worked well too. x
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