Aibu to tell her about puppy biting?

(8 Posts)
Funkyslippers Tue 10-Nov-15 16:24:15

Dd got lift home from a classmate & her mum & popped into their house. They have a new puppy & dd bent down to stroke it. She has long hair & apparently this dog likes long hair(!) so jumped up & I assume made a grab for her hair but instead bit the top of her ear. She said it really hurt at the time but didn't want to say anything (mum was in a different room). I feel I should let the mum know though. I don't know much about dogs so this might be quite normal behaviour for puppies. Should I say something? Dd is fine now.

Outcomesthebunnyofdeath Tue 10-Nov-15 16:37:55

Normal puppy behaviour. He probably caught her ear by accident. Yabu to say anything.

44PumpLane Tue 10-Nov-15 16:40:20

Classic puppy behaviour that the Mum will already be aware of and (hopefully) trying to curtail.

Our pup is 20 weeks old and she looooves my hair- it's a battle!

sonjadog Tue 10-Nov-15 16:41:30

Normal puppy. He'll grow out of it after he's teethed.

sparechange Tue 10-Nov-15 16:46:33

Normal puppy, and it was an accident. Not sure what you could hope to achieve by telling her?

CaptainKit Tue 10-Nov-15 16:50:28

Agree with PPs; as a one off, this isn't unusual. My pest of a puppy used to nibble at the back of people's trousers when he was young; hurt like hell when he caught my skin, but with training and growing up he's stopped doing it. This is almost certainly something the Mum will be working on.

If your DD goes there again; either for a couple of minutes, or to play with her classmate, might be worth suggesting she ties her hair up if possible, and reassuring her that it's ok to ask her classmate/their mum what to do if the puppy is jumping/biting, as they'll presumably have an agreed way for the child(ren) to react to keep consistence when training the puppy.

Crazypetlady Tue 10-Nov-15 17:04:26

YABU our puppy took months of training before he stopped clinging onto our socks as we walked and biting our hair ears noses.

Joolsy Tue 10-Nov-15 17:29:34

OK thanks for the replies. Like I said, i don't have much exp of puppies & their behaviour. I wasn't too bothered by the dog itself, more that DD said it really hurt. But I won't say anything.

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