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no. good way to teach her not to trust your hands. are you in puppy classes?

Swatting a dog on the nose is always the wrong thing to do.

NEVER HIT A DOG. A swat is hitting.
Holding the snout closed with a hand will teach the puppy to fear hands.
It also does not stop nipping.
IMO, the fastest way to curb a mouthy puppy's desire to bite hands

She never specified that the pup nips hands. Also she did not say 'bite' she said nip. We are speaking about a puppy.
(especially if other methods have failed,

If other methods failed, they were done incorectly.
because you don't want this habit to become reinforced by too much success), etc., is to take advantage of the pup's gag reflex:

Really ! TAKE ADVANTAGE is the correct word for the following !
Slowly reach over and around the pup's shoulder (while you're sitting on the floor), coming up to the pup's mouth ... your hand), and stick your index finger into the pup's mouth, at the very rear, then down the pup's throat,

Good God ! What a violent thing to do !
and gently

There is nothing GENTLE ABOUT THIS !
place some downward pressure on the back of the tongue, until he starts to gag.

Good God ! What a violent thing to do !
Perhaps someone could do that with your foul mouth !
Use your left arm to hold him close to you,

Is this for 'bonding' ! The 'closeness' !
while you're doing this. Trust me,

Trust a person who wants to gag a pup !!
It is you that should be gagged !
it's easier to demonstrate this technique

Only a person who ,knows NOTHING about dogs would 'demonstrate' a NON TECHNIQUE !
than to explain it,

Oh you have expained it very well !
To the point of bizzare !
but it's fail-proof.

Oh I am sure the pup will be so terrified that it will not nip again. But then when it becomes a dog watch out !
It may well bite your face off !
He'll quickly put 2 and 2 together.

No Brains=No Brains.
Biting hands = gag.

Puppy=Gentle Methods !
Handsome Jack Morrison

When I post political posts I do not veil them in answers to questions about dogs.
Stop manipulating.
Either post about your politics, or post about dog answers ONLY ! Doing both at the same time is cowardly.
Unless the thread becomes political. Not by your posting an answer to about a puppy nip !
Or...you can keep your head stuck in the sand.

Or... KEEP YOUR DIRTY HANDS OUT OF PUPPIES MOUTHS !

Mirelle
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I use this method on my dogs to stop them from biting, and it works VERY well and fast. If you do something a dog LIKES,it rewards them for doing it.This is not violent, but it isn't something the dog likes either.
NEVER HIT A DOG. A swat is hitting. Holding the ... KEEP YOUR DIRTY HANDS OUT OF PUPPIES MOUTHS ! Mirelle

I use this method on my dogs to stop them from biting, and it works VERY well and fast.

I am sure it stops the nipping. However it will cause other problems with the dog. Some of the problems that appear soon or later are not associated with the 'Gag' assault. However it causes behavior and health problems later on.
If you do something a dog LIKES,

It would ABSOLUTELY NOT 'LIKE' the GAG Assault !
it rewards them for doing

The dog does not associate other times when it is given a reward with the Gag Assault.
An Assault is an assault. Good memories do not come from it. The only association the dog would have is fear of the person.
it.This is not violent,It IS VIOLENT ! but it isn't something the dog likes either.

Exactly !
GAG=VIOLENCE=FEAR
Mirelle
in thread "Mirelle" (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
I am sure it stops the nipping. However it will cause other problems with the dog. Some of the problems that appear soon or later are not associated with the 'Gag' assault. However it causes behavior and health problems later on.

It does? What and when? My dogs don't have any phobias, they have no fears about me working with their mouths. I can brush their teeth withno resistance, Anyone can walk up to them and examine their teeth. Just exactly what problems does this cause later on?
My puppy learned not to bitew by the time he was 6 weeks old. He's 7 months now. He retrieves Anything and everything, including the mail. http://shell2.lomag.net/~moosedog/Tuck/Tuck.html
(just like his dad)
http://shell2.lomag.net/~moosedog/dogs/TheElkhounds.html

So what problems does it cause Exactly? And when do i expect these problems to start? When they are twenty?
I am sure it stops the nipping. However it will ... assault. However it causes behavior and health problems later on.

It does? What and when? My dogs don't have any phobias, they have no fears about me working with their ... resistance, Anyone can walk up to them and examine their teeth. Just exactly what problems does this cause later on?

My dog needs my attention right now, so I will get back to you later about the problems.
My puppy learned not to bitew by the time he was 6 weeks old. He's 7 months now. He retrieves Anything and everything, including the mail. http://shell2.lomag.net/~moosedog/Tuck/Tuck.html (just like his dad) http://shell2.lomag.net/~moosedog/dogs/TheElkhounds.html

Adorable photos !
So what problems does it cause Exactly? And when do i expect these problems to start? When they are twenty?

I will reply within the next day.
Mirelle
Thanks - I was going to put her into puppy classes at 12 weeks. Maybe she can go earlier?
Thanks. I will look into puppy classes - I think our local place only starts them at 12 weeks though (which I was going to take her to then) - she is only 10 weeks now. We have had always had dogs - a springer spaniel for 10 years and a brittany until last year - both we got as puppies but they were both so much easier - not as high energy - no nipping or needing to chew anything.
You are right, my main frustration is that I do not want to dicipline in a way that can come back to haunt me later. One thing I notice is she is really wild an hour before bedtime. I think she is just really tired and doesn't know how to handle it yet?
Is she too young to take for a walk up the street? (she has had only one set of shots with the second set later this week)
Thanks - I was going to put her into puppy classes at 12 weeks. Maybe she can go earlier?

I take puppies starting at 8 weeks, as do many places (make sure they require vaccination proof!).

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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