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Hi everybody. I am new to this website. I have a nine week Dobie that doesnt stop bitting. He is not bitting aggressively, but play bite and his teeth are very sharp. I have kids that cant enjoy playing with him because he is always bitting. Ive tried holding his mouth shut and telling him no bite, bought him allot of toys and put it in his mouth to bite, but he still keeps trying to bite us. Any experience on this issue? Thank you!

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So many people here will have great advice!!  I've learned to stop playing and ignore them, give ice cubes to sooth teething, try frozen wash cloth, make sure it's not nap time (they get crazy when their tired.... And most of all, it's completely normal!!  Bane is almost 7 months and is now almost done teething.  It's hard, but it will stop.  Just be patient :). Welcome to the forum :)

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Yep wear long sleeves and be prepared cuz this last usually till 6 months or so :/ frozen wash cloths are great we used those and it's amazing. Frozen puppy kongs a receip we use is peanut butter carrots chicken broth and freeze it. :) we have one in the freezer right with banana ham and peanut butter :) lots of redirection to toys. Nylabone is a great company :) were still
Going through it our boy is 6 months old lol final lost his last tooth now just waiting for them to come in :) try not to get upset it does get better.

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I started with a trainer when my Zeus was about 10 weeks old and within one session he helped with the biting.  Nothing was working with Zeus and I couldn't even walk past him without my ankles under attack.  What the trainer did was put a leash on him and sit on the floor playing with him.  As soon as Zeus bit he would say no, tug the leash to the side (very important to the side, not straight back) to get him off the arm/foot/leg/hand/etc and then redirect him to a toy and immediately start praising him again.  The key was lots of praise and attention, then a very calm reaction, and then back to the praise and love and a loose leash.  My boy is 17 weeks now and hardcore teething so every once in a while he'll try to bite (or more like gum me) but with a verbal no he immediately stops.  

 

Also, I definitely second the ice cubes and frozen wash cloth!  Dampen a wash cloth, fold it in half and roll it, then stick it in the freezer.  Zeus LOVES gnawing on his; feels great for them while teething.  My big problem now has become jumping and stealing things off of counters!! 

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Thank You!!!! Mr. Darcy is now 11 weeks and I was doubting my ability to control, train etc. This is the most helpful & hopeful topic I've seen! Great advice! 

 

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Thank you everybody for the replies. Very great advice i can use through out his training. Im glad i joined this forum. Thank you everybody again!

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Of all the dobie sites I've tried this ones the best :) either reading old threads or asking new ones I've really been given excellent advice!!  

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Fransisco-I have also been having a terrible time with my Darcy (12 weeks old) wanting to play bite all the time...ugh! Walks have been the worst because he wants to play with me and/or the leash. This morning I took his leather bone...when he started his shenanagians I popped his bone in his mouth! Most enjoyable walk ever!

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When we started leash training we used a training slip leash very simple and he would get a small corrections when he would try to bite the leash. Those are interesting post I've never seen them like that