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stonepup you should start a new thread

August 14th, 2004, 09:51 PM
I'm just reposting stonepup's post -- I think stonepup didn't know how to start a new thread.

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Today when I tried to pick up my puppy,Seth, he bit me and drew blood.then he ran over to my mom and started to lick,his tail wagging too.and it really hurts.I wasn't threatning him or anything.What should I do???

August 14th, 2004, 10:03 PM
How old is the pup and what breed? Where and when did u get the pup?

August 15th, 2004, 11:44 AM
My dog is 10 weeks and lab/queensland mix

August 15th, 2004, 11:45 AM
I got him at the humane socioty in Jamestown,CA

August 15th, 2004, 11:59 AM
Stonepup, you're close to me!

August 15th, 2004, 12:55 PM
Well there can be some different scenerios going on ...either its puppy play and teething or it's some domination aggression or even fear of being picked up, yet another cause could be pain.

August 15th, 2004, 01:10 PM
I'm not an expert or anything, but I've heard numerous times that when a puppy becomes mouthy in the wild, the mother will clamp her jaws over the puppy's mouth to stop it from biting. Then, when the puppy stops, she'll lick the puppy to tell it that it's done a good job. Some trainers have said that to replicate this in our society, the owner should hold their dog's mouth shut and say no when it becomes mouthy, then pet it when it's done a good job. I'm not sure if it'll work, but I think it's worth giving it a try. Also, avoid any sort of games that involve your Seth's mouth on human skin, since he'll get the idea that it's okay to bite. Anyways, that's my two cents! Good luck!