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3/4/11 4:45 P

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With both of my schnauzers I taught them not to bite objects by simply giving them one of their toys every time I saw them biting on something that they shouldn't bite on. Training them what the can bite on instead of scolding them for what they can't.

Also, I take biting me very seriously! If one of them bites me, I say "NO" very loudly and roll them over on their backs with my hand firmly (just enough so that they can't get up) on their chest (it is a sign of dominance). I hold them there until they completely submit and are laying still. Then I praise them and let them up. This has done WONDERS!! I don't EVER let them think that biting me is ok - even playing ... because then they think they can do it when they are older and they are likely to hurt someone.

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2/28/11 2:21 P

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Thats great news about Barnaby's biting. Keep up all of your good work.

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2/28/11 1:24 P

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Barnaby's biting has calmed down a bit...thank goodness. I see that his baby teeth should be falling out soon....I see the secondary teeth poking through!

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1/16/11 11:14 A

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We got a new Schnauzer puppy about a year ago. She never really chewed anything but she likes to mouth fingers, blankets and toys. When she she nibbled on my fingers to hard or bit down I would yell "OWW!" really loud and say "no bite". She was so startled she immediately stopped. Now all I have to say is "no bite" when she gets too rough playing and she knows to stop. If all else fails put bitter apple on your hand/clothes and let him bite it. The taste should discourge further biting.

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1/14/11 10:44 A

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Thanks SP Friends....I just hope Barnaby will turn out to be a good dog when he's all done growing. I worry about that. Have been thinking about taking him to a class - my husband thinks I'm nuts...but the biting is getting ridiculous!

I like the quote..."this too shall pass"....I hope so!

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1/13/11 5:37 P

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My little girl grew out of it; plus, I used to say "no" then ignore her for a few minutes, which got her re-focused. However, that being said, if she gets really, really excited she goes into biting mode again still. It must have something to do with her bloodline, as my other schnauzer never did this.



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1/13/11 2:38 P

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Maryann~

I just LOVE your new puppy....he's such a doll!

Never having a problem with biting, I don't know what to say. It sounds to me like you have given him everything possible that would satisfy his chewing. Maybe someone else on the team can help...sorry.

I thing he just loves his mommy! emoticon

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1/13/11 12:30 P

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I have a 3 1/2 month old mini schnauzer who I just love and adore....but he is such as biter! Hurts my hands and puts holes in my clothes. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. I had 2 other schnauzers in the past and I don't recall them biting like him! Hopefully it's just a growing stage! I use rawhides and chewy toys and knots...which keep him occupied for a while...then he's back to me biting!

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