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Ask a dog mom
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Ask a dog mom
Mother of two here
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My Aussiedoodle Finnegan is about nine or ten months. He used to be very nippy and has gotten better, but he still gets fits where he's excited and nips at hands and jumpt up to nip at our faces. Not hard (he drew blood a few times when younger), but sometimes it hurts and it's hard to discourage him and calm him down. We've tried pointedly denying him attention. It's usually in the evening when we're all sitting in the media room and I figure he's bored and wants attention, but he doesn't have to choose violence to get it, y'know?

Any suggestions on getting him to improve on this? He's smart and picks up tricks easily, but he's hard to train off problem behavior.
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Did you take the puppy's dewormer to fend off covid?
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(November 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm)Mister Agenda Wrote: My Aussiedoodle Finnegan is about nine or ten months. He used to be very nippy and has gotten better, but he still gets fits where he's excited and nips at hands and jumpt up to nip at our faces. Not hard (he drew blood a few times when younger), but sometimes it hurts and it's hard to discourage him and calm him down. We've tried pointedly denying him attention. It's usually in the evening when we're all sitting in the media room and I figure he's bored and wants attention, but he doesn't have to choose violence to get it, y'know?

Any suggestions on getting him to improve on this? He's smart and picks up tricks easily, but he's hard to train off problem behavior.

Have you looked into any puzzle toys for him? Quinn did well with those while still in the bitey stage.

Keep in mind that Finnegan is basically a teenager and that too shall pass.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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(November 29, 2021 at 1:28 pm)brewer Wrote: Did you take the puppy's dewormer to fend off covid?
I’m far from stupid so no

(November 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm)Mister Agenda Wrote: My Aussiedoodle Finnegan is about nine or ten months. He used to be very nippy and has gotten better, but he still gets fits where he's excited and nips at hands and jumpt up to nip at our faces. Not hard (he drew blood a few times when younger), but sometimes it hurts and it's hard to discourage him and calm him down. We've tried pointedly denying him attention. It's usually in the evening when we're all sitting in the media room and I figure he's bored and wants attention, but he doesn't have to choose violence to get it, y'know?

Any suggestions on getting him to improve on this? He's smart and picks up tricks easily, but he's hard to train off problem behavior.

Cry. Or yell ouch. And move away stop all play right then and there
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(November 29, 2021 at 12:32 pm)Mister Agenda Wrote: My Aussiedoodle Finnegan is about nine or ten months. He used to be very nippy and has gotten better, but he still gets fits where he's excited and nips at hands and jumpt up to nip at our faces. Not hard (he drew blood a few times when younger), but sometimes it hurts and it's hard to discourage him and calm him down. We've tried pointedly denying him attention. It's usually in the evening when we're all sitting in the media room and I figure he's bored and wants attention, but he doesn't have to choose violence to get it, y'know?

Any suggestions on getting him to improve on this? He's smart and picks up tricks easily, but he's hard to train off problem behavior.

"Finnegan" is a wonderful name.

My last dog was a Pit Bull. I called him Fluffy because it described his personality. Best natured dog I've ever had. But a complete wimp and as dumb as a bag of hammers. I tried to give him that dog IQ Test. He failed. 

 Major, my Jack Russell is the second smartest dog I've ever had. The smartest was a Border Collie.

PS wtf is an Aussiedoodle?
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What did your dogs eat for Thanksgiving? Hungry
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(November 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm)J a c k Wrote: What did your dogs eat for Thanksgiving? Hungry

Turkey rice and peas. Yours?
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(November 29, 2021 at 8:57 pm)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:
(November 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm)J a c k Wrote: What did your dogs eat for Thanksgiving?  Hungry

Turkey rice and peas. Yours?

Yum. They ate well.
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(November 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm)J a c k Wrote:
(November 29, 2021 at 8:57 pm)BrokenQuill92 Wrote: Turkey rice and peas. Yours?

Yum. They ate well.
I have 5 cats. No dogs yet. Can’t wait to adopt one in the future Heart
What kinda pupper are you thinking about?
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