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How to train puppy to not bite family members?

I recently adopted a 6 month old vaccinated Labrador puppy. He is hyperactive. The problem is that he bites all of us and doesn't even stops biting after scolding and even with the use of a stick. We don't have a heart of hitting him, we just scare him but he never stops . If I try to pull him away with his leash he again comes after my hand. I have bite marks all very my arm. He gets aggressive when he plays. Can somebody help me? I am unable to control him.
By neha · 08 Jul 2011 9:22 am


By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 08 Jul 2011 10:06 am
Hi Neha,

There are cases where adopted dogs shows fearful aggression just because of their previous bitter experience with past owners or on any incident that hurts them. It will take sometime for them to adjust new environment and showing stick or hitting them may lead things go even worst. First thing is gain trust from your puppy by playing with him giving treats often (marie biscuit is enough) and providing his favorite toys, giving raw hide bones. If still he starts biting instead of scolding him or showing stick just ignore him i.e. you can go to a room and lock that room, so that your puppy feel alone for sometime and that makes him to understand the things which is not acceptable.
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By Danny · 08 Jul 2011 11:32 am
We need to see his other gestures also, it seems he was not trained by his earlier owner. If he does this in a playful mood then there is no serious issue as he is hyperactive & still a baby.Take him out for long walk & play, let him release his playful energy & rest of the time keep him in leash.
As he will grow, he will sober down.Lab is a very gentle breed.
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By neha · 08 Jul 2011 3:47 pm
olryt...thanku kamal and danny..
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By pennypup · 09 Jul 2011 11:54 pm
Next time you are playing and he bites you, immediatle say "Off" or something similar in a firm tone and turn your back to him stopping play, or leave the room. Do not resume playing with him until he calms down.
This will teach him that when his teeth touch your skin, play will stop.
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By Ravi Sharma · 17 Jul 2011 11:04 pm
Dont leave your puppy alone..
This effects them psyologically..
Actually this is becuse of his age..
during this period their new set of teeth grows...this causes itiching and he bites to relax himself...
i will tell you what to do.
u can get him something to chew...
and keep a paper roll, whenever he bite hit him with the roll...dont hit him hardly...hit him on his jaw(with a little force and then say no in loud voice...)
Try this and reply...
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By gspal · 17 Jul 2011 11:14 pm
I agree with you 100% KamalRaj. That is the way we are bringing up our white male Spitz, an abandoned, malnourished wounded Bozo of about 3 years that we adopted. Bozo and me took instaneous liking for each other. However, it took it about three months to accept my wife and more than six months to accept our daughter who never gave up as she found it so cute. Yet it resists if we try to hold it in our arms to plant a mooch. When we brought it home we found it suffered from gross hematuria due to gastritis that effected its kidneys. But not it is fine.
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By Anita · 07 Nov 2011 7:11 pm
Hi Neha.Teething labs always chew on hands.Scare him with the noise of a paper roll (dont hit him coz he will not find it scary anymore) and give him rawhide sticks whenever he comes for your hand.I have a similar problem at home.If you are ok with getting him bones he will be better off ( leg piece) chewing it
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By hamachandran K · 14 Jan 2012 9:52 pm
If you are in chennai i can train your dog.
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