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So our boy is almost 9 months old and he constantly likes to bite our feet and our hands. It has become really annoying since his teeth are pretty sharp and when there are kids in our house he would play with them by chasing them and biting their feet. I thought this behavior would stop once his teething stage is over but he still wants to bite everything. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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This is definitely something you need to train. What have you done to deter or redirect him?
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So our boy is almost 9 months old and he constantly likes to bite our feet and our hands. It has become really annoying since his teeth are pretty sharp and when there are kids in our house he would play with them by chasing them and biting their feet. I thought this behavior would stop once his teething stage is over but he still wants to bite everything. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
I teach all my puppies from the instant they set foot in my door to not bite--me, any part of me including feet, shoes, hands etc. And I do this primarily by walking away from the puppy, putting a door between us. Puppies hate being abandoned like that and if he's gotten to 9 months without being taught not to do this now is definitely the time to start.

I was dog sitting an older puppy who was a foot biter--I had him for two months and during that time he ended up being on leash practically all the time so that I could effectively correct him for the foot biting.

The corrections weren't severe--just a leash snap and a "No bite!" and if he persisted it earned him a time out in his crate. The time outs were very short but enough to break the persistent foot biting behavior. That kind of behavior isn't about teething or the following setting of the teeth in the jaw--those behaviors are generally not just biting but chewing.

There is a sticky (and I can't remember where is is) about dealing with biting and puppies. It's mostly aimed at baby puppies but it works for older puppies as well.

And the reason I had that visiting puppy on leash so much was because if a puppy is biting your shoe and you reach for him to stop him he's going to run (bet ya') and since biting is part of puppy play so is running so any other puppy (or your misguided owner) will chase you.

Like a lot of other very irritating puppy behavior you are responsible for teaching the puppy acceptable games--the other thing I did with the visitor was once I had corrected and stopped the biting I'd do a couple minutes of sits,stands and downs--he got lots of treats for those so he liked those tiny, short training sessions.

Good luck--it's one of the things drives me crazy--puppies biting at me--and that's the reason that I train early and often.

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It sounds like he's acting like a puppy (well, he still is one); he wants attention and he wants to play. And like all puppies do naturally, he uses his mouth to get what he wants. Even if the attention he gets is negative (swatting at him, squealing), that still looks like play--watch a couple of young dogs tussling. Why should he quit what he is doing if it works (for him)?


Take a look at this thread; there is a lot of good information on it.

https://www.dobermantalk.com/puppy-c...biting-me.html

It's mostly written for little dobershark puppies, but the basics are the same.


These are the main concepts:

1. Take away the attention he gets from biting.
This is where crates are useful. If he bites, he goes away in the crate for a couple of minutes. Every. single. time. No yelling, pushing him away, or swatting at him. No grabbing his muzzle, sticking your hand in his mouth or squealing. Just tell him "no bite" and calmly and politely remove him from your presence. A crate is very helpful; if you don't have one, dog-proof a room as a timeout place for him. You can even teach him to go to his bed and stay there until he is released (which you will do once he's calm, basically). Leash him so you can get to him to put him away easily.


2. Manage him so that he can't bite and chase.
Leash him when you've got kids around that he's likely to try to chase. Teach your kids not to run and squeal around him, not to tease him--if the kids are too young to understand that part, they shouldn't be let loose with your pup. You can also teach him a good "drop in place immediately (down) and stay there until you're told you can get up" command. You teach that when he is calm, obviously, but once you've got that command absolutely firm, you can use it if he is starting to get too wound up.

Always, always supervise any time your dog and kids are "loose" together.

3. Give him something to do to use up that excess energy.

That's a start...give the thread above a read and see what you can come up with. Questions?? We love to put our two cents in--just ask away.

Welcome to DT! I see you've already gotten the part about posting pictures--he looks a cutey pie.
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All of this is great information but something that is key here is all family members must follow the house rules or it can set you back.
So the adults in your home will be an easy teach.
The children are just like the pups they want to rough house frequently so it will be important for you to have close supervision when pup is with the children.
My grandkids were taught : Hoss is invisible........so it was tough for them because all kids want to play with a puppy but it kept everybody safe.
Once the house was settling down for the evening I would let the children do little things like lay a treat on the floor or give Hoss his bone to chew on by laying it on the floor for Hoss. Those teeth are sharp so I worked to keep everyone away from those teeth if possible.
Shoot when I played with Hoss always long sleeves just in case.
They know when they bite, so when that happens game over.
Good luck with your pup.
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You have gotten some good advice above!
I will add that my kids were never allowed to run in the house - especially when they had friends over. Every new kid that came over got the quick rules lecture: We do not allow running and screaming in our house because it excites the dogs and the only way they can play too is to grab with their teeth..... and if you pull away, they could draw blood unintentionally...... which could cause me to have to euthanize them. It worked pretty well... and if a kid could not follow the rules, then they were now allowed in our house. Simple.
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