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Old July 22nd, 2012, 05:56 AM
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[QUOTE=tenderfoot;1043294]Attention getting behavior can be fixed in a few ways.

1. Ignore it and the pup will learn that its efforts are fruitless and will stop. But this can take way too long to fix with patience, especially when you are being pinched and <a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#">clothes</a> are being torn. Walking away can actually empower the pup because he just moved you out of his space. In the animal world its all about who moves whose feet.

I totally agree and try ignoring, until I feel those sharp teeth. I'm going to try puppy classes. She is such a smart dog. At 8 weeks she knew sit, down, paw, and speak. She comes, but only when she wants to. I would love to teach her more, as I think she's very eager and quick to pick up on things. She also brings the ball back to me when I throw it for her. Must be the lab in her.
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