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How to mend the biting problem in a puppy?

Hey, I have cocker spaniel male pup, he is 2 mnths n 20days old.. He has a biting problem. He bites each and everyone when we try to stop him by showing him a finger or any other thing , he tries to bite that also and starts growling. Please suggest anything to stop that.
By Akansha Sharma · 09 May 2011 8:35 pm

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By chollen · 09 May 2011 9:49 pm
make only a single person trains your dog. put your dog onleash and when he refuses or growl pull the leash towards you and take control of your dog first... taking control of your dog is the most improtant thing before string your training.good luck
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By Akansha Sharma · 10 May 2011 11:17 am
Thnx.. i have tried that too then also he keeps on growling.. he is becoming too aggressive and thnk that he is suffering from rage syndrom.. i want him to get trained by a proffesional trainer.. but he is saying that it can be done after 4 months..:(
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 10 May 2011 11:44 am
Take newspaper and roll it and hit strongly on the ground nearby your pup whenever he tries to growl or bite someone. It will scare him also warn him not to do such things.
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By Navjot Singh · 10 May 2011 2:41 pm
This biting problem is very normal considering the age of your dog. The puppy is going through Teething which will last for another 4 months or so. After this period the period of Adolescence will start during which this chewing habbit will go almost completely. My puppy is also of the same age and he loves to chew on my hand and when asked to stop he growls and barks. This behaviour is normal among puppies. I have however reduced this habbit considerably by 1) Making a provision of raw hide bones and toys, these keep the puppy busy and he woldn't try to chew on ur hand. 2) When the puppy does try to play with your hand, assertively say "NO" and the moment he stops reward him by saying good boy and offer him a treat. If he continues take your hand off him and offer him nothing. This will convey him a message that playing with your hand won't land him anywhere and this won't be rewarding either. Trying to intimidate the puppy by showing a newspaper won't solve this problem in the long run. Offer him his favourite chews spend a little money buying them from a good petshop. Why do you want to spend fortune on training when this trivial issue can be taken by you on your own. And keeping the dog onleash is sheer stupidity and I don't recommend that. I keep the dog on leash only when I think I can't keep the puppy under supervision for a while like half an hour or so, or when floors are being cleaned, not otherwise. Your puppy won't learn anthing by being tied on a leash throughout the day and you can't take the best out of him. Read some book about dog training especially if it covers the breed of your on puppy, read some articles about 'Positive Reinforcement'. That certaining gonna enlighten you.
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 11 May 2011 10:32 am
Biting and nibbling is acceptable as they did for teething as puppies but growling towards owners is not acceptable I feel so and this is my personnel opinion. Also regarding rage syndrome, as far as my understanding, Rage syndrome means the puppy/dog are normal and it turns be aggressive in couple of minutes/seconds and then he become normal and this kind of syndrome commonly seen in golden cockers.
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By Navjot Singh · 11 May 2011 12:09 pm
I think Kamal is also right here. My Labrador often barks on me when he's confused. He doesn't show any aggressive looks, it's just a normal barking. As Kamal said Rage Syndrome is comman among Cockers, then that's same thing that should be taken care of by professional trainner.
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