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Biting and misbehaving?

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by @bethybethy, May 7, 2018.

  1. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    That’s a handsome fellow with mischievousness in his eyes.

  2. DN2017

    DN2017 Member

    Just keep distracting and redirecting and just sit.it.out. They WILL grow out of it. The also often do it for attention. It worked best over here if we just stood up and left when he kept going. Ours is 6 months now and it's getting less by the day.
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  3. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    And if it hasn’t been said, definitely do not squeal or do an exaggerated “ouch” sound. That just kicks in their prey drive and they will think you are playing -kinda like a squeaky toy. Don’t know where that training advise comes from but it definitely does not apply to Dobermans.
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  4. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    Our Lab breeder actually specifically said DON'T do that because they've been teaching him that high pitched noise/squeals mean something exciting! Think about when you're congratulating them for going potty outside, playing with a toy, working on teaching them their name, etc., it's all done in an excited high pitch voice.

    I agree the high pitched 'owies' should be left to the dogs :)
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  5. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    It shows weakness, a dominant dog will start to take advantage of you if you continue to act like that
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  6. WiglWerm

    WiglWerm Hot Topics Subscriber

    What worked for me is having ANOTHER Dobie for Ruby to chew on! :rofl: Poor Spike, He's STILL her chew toy 2 yrs later!:groan:
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  7. David33

    David33 Lurking Member

    Best to put her in a muzzle for a while. E collar, too. We had similar issues and resolved them this way.
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  8. David33

    David33 Lurking Member

    Fully agree. Needs training.
  9. DN2017

    DN2017 Member

    This is a joke, right?:D Or sarcasm?:D
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  10. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Maybe not the best advice for a young puppy.
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    GOD'S GRACE Notable member


    Now to the topic,, not the best idea in my box of tools....But maybe you could share your life's experiences and change my mind...
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