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oh newdog doesn't like being told off he stomps off humphing !

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Mrsjay Wed 28-Nov-12 16:58:42

does anybody elses dog go into a strop when they are told off,

I have been advised on how to stop newdog jumping and nipping/biting I say OFF loudly it is working really well but my god he is like a teenager Humphing and wandering off in a right strop to sleep in the corner with his back to me, grin

Cuebill Wed 28-Nov-12 18:16:43

This does not sound like a srtoppy dog to me just a anxious unsure dog.

Mrsjay Wed 28-Nov-12 20:02:56

oh does he oh dear we have the behaviourist next week I will see Oh i dont want to make him anxious I just dont want him to bite and the usual distractions were not working . thanks a lot for pointing that out will look for other ways to stop him ,

guy at dog training class advised us to do it,

SpicyPear Wed 28-Nov-12 20:16:34

Look at it from a doggy perspective. He thinks you're great and wants to play, so he jumps up and nips to start a game. Then you shout at him. It's confusing for the little guy.

Inthepotty Wed 28-Nov-12 21:52:22

Just ignore the nipping/biting/jumping. Give him something else to do- sit, or go to his bed.

Cuebill, I don't mind my dog cuddling jumping all over me when we are playing but if I'm dressed up (rare!) or busy cooking (frequent!) I just say "not just now pal" and he usually just trots off to sniff the grass in garden or watch telly with DCs, does this mean I'm making him anxious?!!! I don't want to. He seems to just go find more entertainment, doesn't hide or anything?!

Sorry for hijack op!

Mrsjay Thu 29-Nov-12 09:36:05

I do ignore the jumping and just walk off it is the nipping well biting cos he does get a hold I feel awful now for shouting at him he is only 9 months but he has got into the habit for biting for attention at his last home we have only had him 7/8 weeks. when we distract him he is great he just seems to jump for no reason other than he is a puppy and fancies a play oh dogs are harder work than children hmm

D0oinMeCleanin Thu 29-Nov-12 09:42:07

Puppy just throw himself at me with gusto every time I moved when he first came here. It got old very quickly. He's a very big puppy. T'was not fun.

I simply ignored him totally, which is not easy when you have six stone of dog throwing themselves at you with all their might.

On the rare occasions I found him in his bed or lying quietly somewhere he got a treat from my magic pocket of treats. Now when he sees me moving about he throws himself towards the nearest bed grin

SeriouslyStrongCheddar Thu 29-Nov-12 09:43:38

Could you try clicker training him for behaviours incompatible with biting / jumping?

i.e. he can't jump up if he's sitting so train him to sit in situations where he normally jumps.

Mrsjay Thu 29-Nov-12 09:44:21

Now when he sees me moving about he throws himself towards the nearest bed

oh i am so doing that grin he is zeeding at the moment next to me like a little furry angel grin

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