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Doberman or dinosaur?!

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by L7weenie, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. L7weenie

    L7weenie New Member

    What's the best way to get my puppy to stop biting? I've been sticking toys in his mouth when he bites, but it's like he prefers to bite me LOL

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  2. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Puppy stop biting? Not gonna happen.

    Get used to it being constant nonstop issue that will phase out “maybe” after teething and that’s only it you train and redirect it correctly.

    Redirect redirect redirect with a chew toy. My favorite go to was a tug rope.

    Wear him out both mentally and physically will greatly help too.

    Remember that a tired Doberman is a good Doberman.
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  3. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    The dinosaur most resembling a Doberman? A velociraptor! The last Jurassic Park movie had one named Blue and he even had a Kong toy haha. Their heads move so fast when they hear a sound, it’s like they are on a swivel as @Oh Little Oji likes to say.

    Agree to redirect to a toy - instead of sticking it in his mouth try luring him like it’s something he wants to grab a hold of. Make it a game so it wears him out while redirecting him.
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  4. Viemarangelrock

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    I’m not going to sugarcoat it, it takes a lot of patience and consistency. They all differ and some take longer than others. When they’re pups they are a handful, and their constant biting can be extremely frustrating. They are curious and use their mouths to explore the world around them. Use the redirection method and make sure your WHOLE family is on board. If that doesn’t work all fun stops until he shows the desired behaviour. If he gets out of control then I would advise crating him, for time out.
    Don’t forget to praise him for good behaviour, very important.
    You’ve got to take the rough with the smooth.
    Lots of mental stimulation as well as adequate physical exercise. Short training sessions, time to run around on grass to get rid of pent up energy.
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  5. L7weenie

    L7weenie New Member

    Okay! Thankyou! I know he is going to bite, I got TONS of teething toys and I switch them out. I just don't remember my other dog being this mouthy, I'll just keep working with him. Thankyou guys!
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  6. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    This breed is just so unique :D First its their teeth, you think they just fall out and grow back, but no, the oral exhibitions are just beginning: Whining, howling, whistling, clacking, chatter, growling, barking :facepalm:
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  7. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    There is a saying “there is no such thing as a suicide rabbit, the rabbit doesn’t jump in its preys mouth, it try’s to escape its prey.”
    So same goes for rewarding or redirecting to the toy. Move the toy away in a straight line so that the puppy can win it but gas to chase and drive thru the toy when biting. I do the same with my food reward. Give a release marker and move the food away from them to chase it. It makes training more fun and will build better focus and engagement with you.
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  8. L7weenie

    L7weenie New Member

    Wow Thankyou! I will be trying this!
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  10. AmyK40

    AmyK40 Novitiate

    Hey, how did you get on after? I’ve just come across this post as I have a 16 week Doberman and the puppy biting is driving me insane!

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