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Old February 22nd, 2006, 08:52 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
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When I got my dog, she would take treats like a barracuda. I can tell you how I got her to be polite.

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but she keeps snapping for it, and biting my hand when i give it to her.
IF you give her a treat after she bites you, you're rewarding her for that and she'll never learn.

I would have my dog sit and offer her a treat in my open palm and not holding it between my fingers. If she lunged, I quickly closed my fingers over it and said "Nice!" It only took a few times for her to learn that lunging got her nothing, and being polite got her a treat.

But she was 2 years old, so it could take awhile longer for your pup to learn.

Last edited by Lucky Rescue; February 22nd, 2006 at 08:54 PM.
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