jumping up and biting

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juney1
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jumping up and biting

Post by juney1 » 24 Jan 2019, 13:11

hi would love any advice on jumping up and biting from my 14 week old cooper,ive tried the whole yelping thing then ignoring him ,standing up and ignoring him, i understand he is testing me as my husband has only to look at cooper and he backs off.i havent tried the time out thing yet ,but i know he will cry and bark ,his teath are really sharp now ,

kathiedoodle
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Re: jumping up and biting

Post by kathiedoodle » 28 Jan 2019, 10:34

Hi juney1, difficult time this age and a painful time as you say. Obviously Cooper realises your husband means business and your the soft touch so tough up a bit. Time out worked wonders for Holly, she would cry but when she stopped which was not long, she was allowed out but was returned if behaviour not improved. They are a bit of a battle and very tiring at this age but they do learn quickly if you are as strong willed as they are. The jumping up is part of a doodle it seems, only by turning your back and walking away from the demand for attention which is mostly what jumping up is for. Take Coopers mind off that action with a toy or a different command, does Cooper sit on command ? Do you use treats as reward for his good behaviour always keep in a pocket so when he does something you ask he can be instantly rewarded. Hang in there everything is a phase that will pass, as for the biting painful as it is you must let him know it is not acceptable, give him a toy to chew or time out especially when overexcited it does not hurt them and it gives you and Cooper breathing space. Sharp baby teeth will drop and be replaced by blunter ones but biting or mouthing of any part of flesh should not be allowed or encouraged. Cooper will change daily and you will have years of loyal fun with him.
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juney1
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Re: jumping up and biting

Post by juney1 » 30 Jan 2019, 09:31

thanks for reply ,he picks things up quick ,and does sit really well on command so putting all the above into firmer pratice ,but he is very handsome and cheeky so got to toughen up and not give in cause he looks cute

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Re: jumping up and biting

Post by Pollydoodle » 02 Feb 2019, 21:36

Agree with Kathie, rather than say no , ask him to do something else.I used to redirect the pup onto a soft toy So not my hand, leg , my toe (man that was painful esp as breeder had allowed that before pup came home so saw toes as fair game!) Plenty ripped trousers and shirts not from menace but as you say razor sharp teeth on fly by moves as we used to call it. Today she has the softest mouth ever.
Jumping up is tough one to stop as they like to get to you. Be kind and consistent you’ll both get there.

Joyce Ritchie
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Re: jumping up and biting

Post by Joyce Ritchie » 05 Feb 2021, 17:54

I am having this problem with my 1 year old labradoodle. He's a big dog now, and quite well behaved, but when he's off the lead he jumps at me and 'mouthes' my arm, I have tried everything, yelping, getting cross, distraction, it's not aggressive, and he doesn't seem to understand why I get cross, he thinks he's having fun, so I must be!

kathiedoodle
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Re: jumping up and biting

Post by kathiedoodle » Today, 11:28

Hi Joyce
Sorry taken so long to answer, it is so very quiet on here I only log in a couple of times. Anyway, jumping up at people in shear joy of meeting was the last thing I could not seem to get out of Holly, I think it comes with the breed as soooo many owners have mentioned before, when your out and about it is always a doodle that seems to be jumping up. The grabbing of the arm on the way up is more worrying as he could inflict accidental damage especially as we head for summer and bare arms. I used to be totally aware of an impending jump and step back or sideway out of reach and give command quietly “sit” straight away, after sit a shake paw or something else that he can do, then reward. Not to reward after the missed jump as this will perpetuate the behaviour “I get a reward after I jump” It will pass like all other phases but he is still very young in Doodle terms and this trait is a difficult one as 1 year olds are so full on.
Holly is now 8 rarely jumps only at the delivery people who are met behind the porch glass door buy a 5 foot Doodle on 2 legs. She is so excited to see them but eye to eye greeting can be a bit daunting to those who don’t know her.
Good luck, keep safe
Kathie
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