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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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3 time trying to post! need help with a 13 week old puppy

We have a little girl Piper- who has been showing behavior that we don't want at ALL.
I have typed out 2 long very detailed messages- that seem to not be posting!

The short of it is- we have a 4 year old little human girl- that loves this puppy- but we don't want our girl to be bite.

Piper has been giving us the worst week ever- She has decided once she gets up on the couch or beds- she doesn't need to get off- with biting at us or putting up a huge fight until she does. Kind of gets pretty intense. Also doesn't want to go on walks this week with out trying to jump up and try to attack us when she is on her leash.

I will give more specifics-if needed. But don't want to spend too much time typing this out again- if it just disappears into thin air.

We could use some trainer- recommendations for trainers in the Seattle Area too!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 01:51 PM
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welcome CSF, sorry for the non-posting threads, forum is on a new format and some of us staff are struggling with it a bit, but it seems you're through now.
What you're experiencing is the dreaded "shark attacks"...they do subside with time although it doesn't seem like it at the time. With my 2 (I also had young kids when the 1st was a pup), as soon as the shark attack happened I'd just lift them off the sofa and put them on the floor, not saying a word, and repeatedly doing that until that particular attack was well and truly over. In our case the attacks stopped round about the 4 month old stage....both dogs absolutely love kids now and I have no doubt that they would protect my kids from any unwanted attention. Stick with it, it gets better!

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I think most of the posts are here. I'll see if I can turn them into one, when I back home at the computer. Doubt it will let me merge topics on my phone.
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I think most of the posts are here. I'll see if I can turn them into one, when I back home at the computer. Doubt it will let me merge topics on my phone.
it's a minefield TR, I'm sure we'll get there eventually!

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13 week old being snarky and biting us
I@ve found the non-posted threads plus this one that appears to have been posted, I don't see any point in posting or merging CSF's lost threads, but at least I know where to look now, I'll try and do this on a daily basis

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Thank you for your help- but I can not still open my original post. I can add more content to this post as needed though.
I think what is happening- is if you preview the post before posting it-it for some reason thinks it posted all ready. I tried to submit a post last night under "behaviour issues" and it did the same thing.
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She was giving us "Shark Attacks" before- this seems crankier- It was happening right before night time and also before she needed to sleep and now it is happening randomly throughout the day. If you tell her to "Leave It" and try to remove her from the situation (from example chewing on the carpet-she will snap at you) and it you tell her "No" to that- then she can start barking and jumping up. We have learned to turn our back and hold still and ignore- but it hard when your backside is getting nipped at- or if you leave the room and ignore she will go back to doing what she wants.
I know it isn't the best solution-but right now the only thing that gets across to her is showing her the spray bottle which she doesn't like and we didn't feel it was a good long term solution-but maybe it would help get us through this period.

Maybe she needs less awake time and more naps in her crate
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What about the tantrum on the leash? We got her a harness so she wouldn't pull so much and it seems like she doesn't like it- Also she doesn't seem to keen to go on walks sometimes- she will freeze and put her tail down- and then just randomly jump up and shark attack us on walks. Im sure she appears to be a crazy dog to those folks lucky enough to look out their windows. Maybe only super short walks right now?? Just that I wanted her to be able to get some of her energy out that way- besides playing ball at home and chewing on sticks in the sun- maybe she is still young enough to not need constant exercise??

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I've used a spray bottle for helping train Leave It, as you can get a quicker correction when they are across the room from you.
You can also attach a light weight four foot rope to her collar. She can drag it around the house, and makes it easier to get them off the sofa. Or have them stop a unwanted behavior.
If you know a time of day she gets overtired, and extra sharky. Start crating her right before that time.
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Thank you for your help- but I can not still open my original post. ....
Bizarre - I can see all your posts & I replied to the 1st, but I'm not shown on the replier list although my post is there.
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