This is the second of our 3-part POV series and we are looking at your present.
- Is your dog biting at your pant legs?
- Frustrated with how your dog’s play biting affects your children and may cause damage to them?
- Your friends or spouse allowing your dog’s play biting and not sure how to handle it?
- Reacting appropriately in the situation when your dog is play biting
- Look for triggers that create your dog’s biting behavior
- Always be aware of how YOU react to your dog
- Even unwanted attention to your dog is still attention
- Triggers to notice:
- Notice how your dog behaves around your child and your friends/spouse at all times
- Notice what type of energy from them (and from you) elicits play biting
- Energy is the best way to see triggers and be aware of how you are feeling and the vibe of your household.
- Be conscious of how you are setting the mood for you and your dog’s interactions
- Why do dogs play bite anyway?
- Play biting is an interaction for your dog to communicate and interact
- A dog shows excitement and joy through the interaction of their mouth
- When greeting another dog, it is their way or learning the other dog’s tolerances as well
- Always remember your ENERGY
- Your energy can really create a difference in your dog’s behavior, both immediate and in the long run
- Ep 009 Focusing on the Negative – is about the negative energy and how it affects your dog’s energy
- PAY ATTENTION!
- Bennie recommends doing a “feelings check” before you start any workout to make sure you have positive energy
- Let’s Nip the Nipping in the bud:
- Talk to yourself until you are convinced this interaction with your dog is going to be the best ever
- In the moment of the play biting you have to get your dog away from the situation
- Grab your puppy by the scruff (lightly) or by the collar
- Remember – you have now touched dog your during this interaction
- Immediately get your dog on a leash
- Then take your dog back to that situation you just removed her from
- You are looking for opportunities for your dog to “Keep her mouth to herself”
- Now the only freedom she can have is when you let her go to someone
- If the biting keeps up, put her up, (preferably in a crate or in a room)
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