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Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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I have moved your post to a new thread so you get more responses. I'm going to generally refrain from commenting on how you dealt with puppy biting, except to say that I would *personally* recommend finding a different trainer that uses very different methods.
As far as the biting with your other dog, many stable, older adult dogs will give young puppies a "pass" that adults do not get. They will tolerate, to a point, behavior from puppies that is really obnoxious, and then *appropriately* correct them when they cross the line. By appropriately I mean a very, very inhibited correction, not hurting them, just communicating to them. If you can read dog behavior well, you can tell if your older dog is communicating well and tolerating your puppy. I allow older dogs that are good with puppies to do that, but I also give puppies time outs to calm down (and give older dogs a break) when puppy behavior gets too obnoxious. Eventually they do learn to calm down. Your puppy is only 14 weeks old - he's a BABY. If your dog is giving him signs that she's had enough, just remove him from play. Give him a break in his crate for a while. If you just enforce a time out from play when he gets over the top he will learn to tone it down.
Please, please find a different trainer that uses dog friendly methods that are appropriate for baby puppies.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG DOG TKN WAC
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