4 Month old Springer still biting, Will not listen !!
Charlie (after a bath) 5 Months
Hello Everyone, Some of you may remember charlie from when I last asked about him, if not here is my last question:
Anyway, Since 8 weeks hes come on fantastic. Don't need the lead when im walking him as he stays with me or never much further than about 10 foot away from me. Perfect with the toilet, I think we had a total of 3 accidents and he is perfect with bed time. However there are a few problems I have.
In the family it's me, my mum and my dad, My mum is with him all day and me and my dad work all day. When we come home Charlie is over the moon to see us, So much so he wees a little bit, We had some advice of a police dog handler who advised to ignore him until he calms then make a fuss. This works and he barely wee's at all now.
Anyway my dad has been very firm with him from day 1 and when Charlie first bit him my dad hit him. I however never did this as I don't think hitting him is right. The problem is he associates me with playing everytime he see's me, Possibly my own fault.
The playing isn't an issue, Charlie likes to bite when he plays though, It's not exactly hard but it gets hard as he gets more excited.
Iv'e tried alot of things, Picking him up and putting him outside for 5 mins, Ignoring him, Making a loud noise, Slapping a news paper against something, but he seems to think it's all fun and games, He literally does not understand NO. If you do shout at him he gets even more excited and sprints round the living room bouncing off everything.
I just need him to understand no means no. I think the reason he does not do it to my dad is because he was aggresive with him in the beginning and showed him he was boss. If we are all in the living room he will favour my mum or me over my dad. So he seems to know which side his bread is buttered haha. Im hoping its to do with teething, Any suggestions would be great.
Also when walking him he is very scared of other dogs/people, Another dog only needs to approach him and he cowers and yelps then hides behind. He is a shy dog and it takes him 10 - 15 minutes to adapt to new people before he even goes near them
Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks for all the responses last time
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