Re: Puppy biting
I got Cole when he was 5 months old and he had a HORRIBLE biting issue! He not only STILL played rough and would bite,bite,bite...but he would also bite us when we would correct him! "Get off the chair!" (turns around and bites your forearm etc.) It was getting so bad, I was so devastated, thinking I might need to regime him to a more experienced Vizsla owner. He is my first and I have BIG expectations!
I too felt like I was hardly cuddling him and always telling him no! I felt like we weren't bonding, even with all his training!
So, what seems to be working for us, he is now 8 months ...is if he starts to get rowdy, we put him in timeout...which he hates!! We put him in the mudroom and shut the door telling him "Bad boy, NO BITING!" He cries and barks, but he isn't aloud out until he sits and relaxes! THAT coupled with, reconditioning his defensive biting...what we do is cuddle him, if he starts with the teeth, we tell him no, but continue petting. If he continues after a few tries we just ignore him completely and walk away, even if he filled. Try distractions, channeling his energy into sits and stays or "leave it" helps focus and calm them down! Good Luck!!!!