I have a +/- 5 month old terrier mix (possibly cattle dog). If we are outside and he gets ramped up and starts biting. I can't ignore him b/ c he starts biting my ankles when I turn my back to him and we are too far away from the fence gate for me to get away (within a timespan he will understand). Same thing with jumping...
I guess the big part is when he starts getting ramped up how do I calm him?
He will get neutered Tues and we start puppy school a week later.
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I guess the big part is when he starts getting ramped up how do I calm him?

Keep a dropped long line on him. Instant control while you work on his obedience.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I have a +/- 5 month old terrier mix (possibly cattle dog). If we are outside and he gets ramped ... ramped up how do I calm him? He will get neutered Tues and we start puppy school a week later.

I had some trouble with a couple new puppies, that were retrievers doing similar things. It more so happened when people that the dog didn't know would come over to visit or drop things off at the house. I tried dog schools and tried some different methods I had heard of...the only thing that really did the trick was an online course I purchased over the internet. It basically fixed the issue within 3 days of "training".

The Big Dog
http://www.thedogtrainers.info
I tried dog schools and tried some different methods I had heard of...the only thing that really did the trick was an online course I purchased over the internet. It basically fixed the issue within 3 days of "training".

Spammers are funny!

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Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
I asked an actual question about dog behavior and except for the response by Janet Boss I have gotten nothing but spam responses, anti- Janet Boss responses, and responses to spam. I thought I would find some actual content but I guess there aren't many people interested in helping.
Signing Off.
Jai
I asked an actual question about dog behavior and except for the response by Janet Boss I have gotten nothing ... to spam. I thought I would find some actual content but I guess there aren't many people interested in helping.

You asked at the beginning of a long weekend.
Puppy school is great idea. You'll get good direction there. In the mean time, you can redirect him with a leash. Before he starts biting, start running with him so he gets interested in the run. To calm him, gently put him in his crate.
Lia
I asked an actual question about dog behavior and except for the response by Janet Boss I have gotten nothing ... to spam. I thought I would find some actual content but I guess there aren't many people interested in helping.

Kind of like your mail box at home, right?
Here, you should do exactly what you do at home, when you retrieve mail from your mail box.
Sift through the chaff (unsolicited mail, marketing flyers, etc.), keep the wheat (mail from your friends, family, etc.).

If you had a decent newsreader (Google sucks!), it would be done automatically for you.
Meanwhile, your only option is to do it all manually. Just ignore the spam, and focus on the "wheat."
Janet's advice was good advice. Give it a try.
But ultimately, you should enroll yourself and your puppy in a good OBEDIENCE TRAINING class.
And ASAP.
Good luck with your puppy!
I have a +/- 5 month old terrier mix (possibly ... neutered Tues and we start puppy school a week later.

Handsome Jack Morrison
Smoking in the Boy's Room.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZjRmMDA5MjFjM2M4ZDYwYjBiNDU1ZTQxMGY5YWJkMzY =

Some "consensus," eh?
"Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory" http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord id=b35c36a3-802a-23ad-46ec-6880767e7966

"They're very excitable, these Democrats."
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22161
In typical "reality-based" fashion, John Edwards wants you to give up your* SUV, but wants to keep *his 30,000 sq. ft. home, multiple SUVs, ride in private jets, etc. http://www.wlos.com/template/inews wire/wires.regional.nc/22b7034c-www.wlos.com.shtml http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sapguy us/EdwardsHome.jpg

This* is the *real reason why the "reality-based" community pushes global-warming hysteria. To push you around and take your money. Senator Dingell now wants a cap on the Mortgage Interest Deduction! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dingell wants c.php

Freakin' Democrats.
The "reality-based" community: Hopelessly Devoted to Failure. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mjc2NGM4NTBmYmUwYzRkYzNmMGVkMWZhYjU5ZjEzNDE =

Why "liberal" doesn't quite fit:
"In the short term, this reflects the failure of the Republican Party to secure its hard-won victories. In the longer term, this may provide a new opportunity for the heirs to authentic liberalism - today's conservatives - as they often thrive when lovers of big government, by whatever name they go by, overreach." http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/why-liberal-doe.html

"The main proponents of 'universal coverage' want to throw more money at the current health care system, which strikes me as unwise. I believe that the 'universal coverage' mantra is dysfunctional for the same reason that 'more money for public schools' is a dysfunctional mantra for education. When your current approach is digging you into a hole, the sensible thing to do is not to dig faster. It is to stop digging." http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=080607B
I have a +/- 5 month old terrier mix (possibly cattle dog). If we are outside and he gets ramped ... ramped up how do I calm him? He will get neutered Tues and we start puppy school a week later.

Probably not something the true trainers here will agree with, but when I've had puppy biting issues, I usually simply grab them by the snout, and tell them NO, NO BITE, NO. Either I grab them around the whole mouth nose area, or I stick my hand, palm down, in their mouth and grab the bottom part of their open mouth using the same command, NO, NO BITE, NO. Either one has worked for me, just depends upon the pup as to whether I use the full mouth approach or the half mouth approach.
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