Featured Weimaraner — Moxie
Potty trained, loving our backyard, and pointing daily at the birds. Eating well and pooping like a machine 🙂 She fetches really well.
The biggest hurdle…
Breeder’s Note: While some people seem to struggle on every side, things seem to be going quite excellent with Moxie. Nonetheless, puppy biting in this breed is always a challenge. Some people want to label this as aggressive behavior, but it is completely normal.
Getting through the biting or curbing it…
The more stimulus in the household, the harder it is to curb. Everyone has their ideas on how to stop the biting. We suggest you use one method (at a time). Changing up methods may exacerbate the process of getting through this phase. You don’t want to confuse the puppy by doing three different things to try to stop the biting.
Finding a solution might not happen overnight
Use one method. If you change methods, give it an honest try. More than anything, try not to get upset, or take it personal. Work toward getting the pup to want to please you. Your relationship will take you further than any training method.
Keep your cool, and find your way through
No two pups will respond identical. No two persons are the same either. Within the litter, biting is curbed by a loud screech (eek or ack sound), as well as ignoring the offender or biting them back. We don’t recommend biting your puppy. People have been able to make a myriad of methods work–some better than others. Cliff has his own method that works without fail for him. Other people disrupt the biting by shaking coins in a container and diverting the pup’s attention, making another kind of sound, using a squirt bottle filled with water, or shunning the pup. Whatever method you use, it is more about making it through the process, and earning the pup’s respect. If you get frustrated or angry, things will not go well.
You might also note, that Moxie is another blue longhair, and related to Atticus (featured on yesterday’s blog).
Posted on February 12, 2013, in Lacee X Dusty, Previous Pup Update and tagged 2 Week old longhair puppy, Blue Longhair Weimaraner, California Longhair Weimaraner, California Weimaraner, Longhair Weims. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.