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Cooper just dumped over his entire basket of toys.
It's like having a two yr old child all over again. Everytime he walks by his basket of toys he takes a few out. We will need to work on putting toys away. lol
Yay!!! Cooper has arrived!!! Picked him up at Chicago's O'Hare airport yesterday and traveled 3hrs to home. So happy he's here. He's beautiful ,sweet and happy. Just love him. Visit my page to see some pics.
Scott, Adrianne has reposted your question as a discussion and there are more comments and ideas posted there for you.
Scott, this is a very common problem with dogs in general because it is what puppies "do". Watch them play with each other sometime. I suspect that the energy of the children is probably playing a role in amping up Kiley's energy. Tara was a terrible nipper and I tried MANY things to get her to stop but until she got consequences for her action nothing helped (all those things you have done and the books tell you to do failed for us). You won't find this in the books but I offered her my hand and if she bit I sprayed Bitter Apple on it which she hates and offered it to her again. Soon she learned that people didn't taste so good. I didn't have children in the house hold so you have a different dynamic then I did. That's just one idea and different things work with different doodles. Some people make a loud noise with coins in a can or something like that to scare them. Some squirt with water. These usually occur after the other things have failed.
I urge you to post this question in the Puppy Madness Group and also the Training, Experience, Challenges group. Also try searching those groups for previous discussions on this issue. You are not alone in this and it can be stopped.
My 10 weeks old ALD female loves to nip at my fingers. I always say NO!! Stop!!
Scott, I think ALDs are like that. Yes, it seems to be normal and it does pass. My ALD nipped at both my mother and FIL (both in their 90s) and brought blood to their hands. He also has nipped my husband several times. I just raise my hands and say "ahhh, ahhh, ahhh" and he doesn't nip me (thank goodness). He loves to dance with me and jumps up to "have a dance". Now that he is 2 1/2, there isn't any more nipping, but it was bad when he was a youngster. They also are very hyper and need lots of exercise.
Hi Scott, post this in a discussion above because the comments section doesn't work well for posting responses and isn't searchable.
I spend some time reading alot of the post, but I don't tend to leave alot of comments. However, I'm hoping I can get some help. Our female ALD (Kiley) who now just shy of 1Yr old has a bad habit of chasing and nipping at our kids and my wife. Usually it's right when you walk away from her and she comes chasing your butt and nipping. then if you confront her she backs off, but trys to come again as soon as you turn away. It occasionally will do this with me, but not nearly as much. Her eyes dialate and her tail is wagging fast also (barking also). I'm not sure if she is playing rough, establishing her dominance or just plain crazy. It's weird also cause if it's just you and the dog, she is awesome! Enter one of my 3 kids (11, 8 and 4) or wife and she can be crazy. Usually it comes out of nowhere also. My wife is about fed up; says she hates the dog.... We do try to say ouch, or lay her on her side till she calms down (picture ceasar..lol). We will hold her mouth shut and pretend bite with our fingers in her chest, but usually one of those tactics only works with me. Any ideas? is this normal? Will it pass? Anyone have similar experiences? BTW she was well socialized, did obedience classes and is well trained. Recall sucks, but everything else is pretty good.
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