play biting

by Jackie
(Indiana )

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Why does my Great Pyrenees always bite the back legs of our other dogs she does not draw blood just play biting

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Jan 15, 2016
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Biting
by: Donna

Your breeder should be helping you with this.

Here is some great information. It will tell you how to work with this.

http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/puppy_play_leads_to_nip_marks_on_hands_and_arms

You also need to ensure your dog is getting plenty of exercise.

Also make sure to neuter/spay your dog at the appropriate age so there are no unwanted puppies.

Jan 16, 2016
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mouthing
by: Anonymous

Our 2 dogs also engage in this play behaviour at times. They are very relaxed and happy go lucky dogs. They do other things with their mouths, too...pull on each other's collars, ears, tails, lay down facing each other and with their mouths wide open engage in the dog version of sword-play...its all OK as long as the play remains "play" and never clicks into the hyper drive of anxiety, competitiveness, or anger.
Free play is so important within the social life of your dog, so do not worry overmuch about this habit. Stay aware and be ready to step in if there is even a hint of a negative reaction from one of your other dogs. But most times, they work it out best without our interference. Its their own version of positive reinforcement training. Let them have fun!

Jan 28, 2016
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Re: Play biting
by: Anonymous

Is your Pyr a puppy? It's common for puppies to play bite with their shark teeth and sometimes try and control you buy doing it at certain times. It's important to discourage this because as they grow you don't want your dog thinking this is acceptable behaviour towards family, friends or strangers. They are learning bite inhabition and need to learn how to be gentle but your body should never be used as a chew toy. You can discourage this by making a loud yelping noise which other puppies/dogs would do if another dog was being to rough as they learn.
Hope this helps :)

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