spray him with a water bottle and it corrects them
thanks for the thought i have been monitoring it its not constantley just randomly sometimes shes petting him which i would understand him nipping but sometimes shes just quietly playing on her playmat when he walks up at nips.Hmm, I'd start recording when the nips happen to see if there's a pattern. What she's doing when he nips her, where she is, what time it is, etc. Does he growl at all or give any warning signs (tensing up, etc.)? Is he drawing blood?
it actually wouldnt really suprise me if it was puppy behavior as spezza has spent most of his life in a shelter, weve only had him since november.I don't like the water bottle either. You need to identify what is going on. At 9 years old, I hardly see it as the typical puppy play. You may even need a privater trainer or behaviorist that can see what is happening. Find one that uses positive methods. not water bottles. See www.apdt.com
what i dont understand is why hed start attacking her now hes the last one into the house ? hes been here since november shes been here since august. so shes been here longer, and he never did anything before.We have a 10 year old Lab and currently a 7 month old Lab. I am pleased with how well he plays with out current puppy and 3 others we have had since he came into our care 2 years ago. However many dogs by the time they are that old want nothing to do with puppy biting games.
Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting, they would quit being bitten.
I don't see the behavior I described above in Spezza at all. It could be sometime in the past a young child was allowed to abuse him or even a lack of early socialization to children. A good trainer should be able to recognize what is really happening and suggest positive methods to correct it. The older the dog, the more difficult to change behavior, but it can be done.
I have watched both my children and my grandchildren with dogs in the household. It is possible she is becoming more mobilewhat i dont understand is why hed start attacking her now hes the last one into the house ? hes been here since november shes been here since august. so shes been here longer, and he never did anything before.
what txcowgirl ment is (because me and her chat on fb) they said that they would take him back without problem, but when we tried to return him to the spca, or seak help they wanted to charge us 100 dollars . and were competely condisending to us,and wouldnt take him back , as well before we adopted spezza we specifically asked if he had been tested with children of all ages and babies and other animals.all in all he has a good home.It isn't necessarily a false advertisement from the shelter, shelters can only go off of what they see and are told by the previous owners. They may never have seen this behavior, he could be fine with kids but not babies. Some are never exposed to babies.