Get yourself some really potent heat rub. And rub a few drops on the back of your heels. I find an old heat rub called Minard's Liniment works the best. Also really works great if your dog has decided to start chewiing shoes. A few drops in the shoes, no more chewing.
It isn't right to kick a dog for it doing something he thinks is playful. (Commenting on someones ridiculous post above) We don't kick other people when they do something annoying or wrong. You have to teach a dog not punish him and make him afraid. A great way to teach a dog is to buy a spray bottle and spray him with room temp. water, while firmly telling him no, but not yelling. There are other ways to condition your pets. You train them to hear a certain sound when they do something good or bad. Doing something bad you can get a high pitched dog whistle and when he does something bad, blow hard on that whistle. When he does something you ask or does something good reward him with clapping, a treat or softly talking.
Go to a discount store and buy an empty spray bottle (Windex style). Fill it with cold water. When your dog nips at you, spray him on the nose and say "no", firmly. A few repetitions of that cycle, and your dog will get the message.
Well, I never believe in "spraying" any dog of mine. It only makes them mad. God forbid we should kick them. A dog needs positive reinforcement and "love punishments." We had/have the same problem with our two newest puppies (we have four dogs <3). My sister and I wore a pair of cheap boots around the house and let them nip me. You need to catch them in action but the boots prevent you from getting hurt. When they do nip you, tap them very lightly on the ear, a light "love cuff" (as my dad calls it) and say "No!" If they repeat it make the love cuff just a bit harder and say "No" forcefully. My dog Scooby was quick enough, true to the smart border collie nauture. My little Aussie Shepherd Rose took a bit longer. We eventually rubbed a maple syrup-pepper paste on the boots that she hated on sight.
Don’t hit the dog at all if you hit the dog on the nose all it does is start biting you on the hand. You need to distract her/him from the behavior. Fill a small water bottle or empty metal coffee can with coins. Every time the dog comes to nip at your ankles through the container on the ground this will startle the dog but not hurt it as long as you don’t hit it with the bottle/ metal coffee can. Also you never look at the dog after you do this you look away. If you look at him/her after doing that they will associate fear of the noise with fear of the owner. Also act like you did not hear anything just keep walking if he/she comes and tries again make multiple bottles / cans and continuing the training. I will tell you to start off with the water bottle it’s a very loud sound but its quieter then the metal coffee can. Also try to switch its food sometimes a change to a healthier diet can help calm a dog along with a nice walk every day to clear off some of that extra energy.
Dogs will do this if they are trying to 'herd' you. I tell mine firmly 'sit' 'no bark' (because that goes hand in hand for my pom, lol) 'stay' then walk away a few steps. 'Come' then 'sit', 'no bark' and 'stay' and repeat the process over and over until he realizes he is not given permission to herd me. You are, and must remain the Alpha of the pack. He will be much happier that way. If he feels you are weak (thinking like a dog) he will think he must step in a take over for the sake of the pack. dogbreedinfo.com was extremely helpful (and complimentary also) with helping me. They did not have a book and gave me permission to copy everything off the site and make my own!
when its gonna nip you turn your back to it and put the botton of your foot out....i learned this from watching proffecinal dog trainers....but whatever you do, DONT HIT A DOG! wen u hit a dog it makes the situation turn. it will eventually grow fear and turn n you
8 months ago
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Pups do these things all the time I got three pups and they nip a little to what I did was I got the some bones when ever the dog nips give them the bone let them know that the bone is ok to chew and nip at not u
7 months ago
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Time she bites you,bite her back on ear & tell her NO.usually after second time they stop.tried & true remedy.My vet even tried on his puppy ,said it worked.even worked on pet mini pig I bottle raised.