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In part one of this 3-part instructions, we pointed out that some dog behaviors are encroaching, while others learn. We also highlighted successful ways to control excessive barking. In Part 2 we will deal with effective techniques to stop biting.
Dog Problem: Biting
According to U.S. Pat. The Disease Control Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is about 1,000,000 people in the United States bitten by dogs each year. Most victims are children between 5 and 8 years. in most cases they were biting dogs pets.
Dogs bite for various reasons. Dogs can bite or show threatening behavior when angry, frightened, upset, congested, or challenged or attempted to protect themselves.
The first thing you should do when confronting grazing dogs is to discern & # 147; why & # 148; the dog behaved aggressively. If the dog is littered or feels threatened, the problem may not be with the dog. Instead, the error can lie with anyone, or whatever angered him or make him feel threatened.
Some dogs bite or snap on their caregiver's hands when the caregiver tries to remove something from them. According to Barbara Woodhouse, internationally known dog educator, dog behavior expert and author of Barbara Woodhouse & Encyclopedia of Dogs & Puppy, the best cure for such aggressive behavior is that & # 147;return violence by force. & # 148;
Effective ways to stop biting dogs
When the dog tries to bite, the caregiver should speed up quickly by suspending the dog from its front legs through its choke chain; at the same time shield in a violent tone, & # 147;No bit!& # 148; The dog should be allowed back on his front legs after showing signs of discomfort (usually within 10 seconds). Once subdued; caress and praise him.
This process should be repeated every time the dog tries to bite. he must be obliged to respect your authority. While this type correction may sound cruel, it is not. Curing the dog by biting with this means is much nicer than having the dog sentenced to death in the gas chamber because of damage affected someone he bitten.
Inexperienced caregivers can find it difficult to correct their dog in this way. If so, the help of an expert dog trainer should seek.
Prevent aggressive behavior in dogs that lead to biting
Some dogs are so naturally protected for their owners they attack someone who is approaching, without being sanctioned. This can be quite dangerous. Letting a dog lung against humans can very well lead to other aggressive behaviors, such as biting.
One of the best methods to prevent this type of aggressive behavior in dogs is to take the dog among the crowd & # 150; muzzled if needed. Make people move him (muzzled), and give him a sound shield if he tries to attack.
Another effective method is to get someone training dogs to shake him from you and really shake him (through his choke chain) when he shows signs of evil. He must be defeated and then reprimanded for submission.
What about puppies biting?
Puppies are notorious for biting and sipping during games. A mistake that people often make with puppies who bite is to let them get away with it. Caregivers often think that such behavior is sweet and believe that the puppy will naturally grow out of it without intervention. The reality is that such & # 147; innocent & # 148; biting and sipping can become a learned bad habit, difficult to break when the puppy is older.
Caregivers should deal with and bite early rather than wait until the puppy has grown and the problem is more difficult to correct. Puppies are not like children; They grow dogs. And dogs need training and understanding but firm, consistent hand to teach them what is acceptable and what is not. Correction methods for young puppies that bite are different than methods for cultured dogs.
How to handle aggressive behavior in puppies
When a puppy bites hard enough to hurt, he must be properly corrected. Say & # 147;No bits! & # 148; in a solid tone. If that doesn't work, you can use what is called the "shakedown" method, & # 148; which is similar to what the mother dog does for her puppy to keep the litter in order. Shake the puppy by grasping the loose skin of the neck on both sides under the ears. Repeat & # 147;No bits! & # 148;
To correct aggressive behavior in puppies older than 12 weeks is done as follows: Grasp the puppy at the neck of the neck with both hands and lift him off the feet, if necessary. Get the puppy to see you straight in the face and repeat & # 147;No bits! & # 148; If you sound angry, your puppy will understand.
This correction method must be consistent. If you allow a puppy to bite once, but get annoyed and correct him next, the puppy becomes confused and does not learn effectively.
Puppies are particularly prone to biting or pinching children playing with them, either too long, or too coarse with them. When a puppy shows signs of being tired of being & # 147; mauled & # 148; During games, it is time to let the puppy rest. Put the puppy in his box or pen and instruct others to leave him alone and let him rest.
Never let go under a puppy or dog's nose to discipline him; This is cruel, as well as ineffective. And always give plenty of love and praise for submissive behavior after the correction has been administered.
At Savvy Dog Lover we care about you and your pet. In part 3 of this 3-part instruction, we discuss the problem of jumping. Read part 3, & # 147; How to Prevent Dogs and Puppies Jump Up on People & # 148; on [http://www.savvy-dog-lovers.com/category/dog-care-articles.com]
© 2006 Lori S. Anton
Savvy Dog Lover editor