Second Phase of Teething and Biting - Basset Hounds: Basset Hound Dog Forums
Basset.net is the premier Basset Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Benson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: WSM, UK
Posts: 379
Default Second Phase of Teething and Biting

When we first got Benson, as a small puppy, he liked to chew and bite us, but we followed the advice on here and it stopped. Benson is now 20 months old and in the past few weeks he has started to regress into some puppy like behaviour, including chewing and biting again. Tonight he drew blood from my husband's finger.

The recent chewing always happens at playtime and often when we want him to drop a toy, but he still wants to chew it or hold it. We wondered whether he could still be teething or if this is caused by something else?

Is there anything specific we should do now he is a little older?

Thanks.
Benson is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Jnfr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,314
Default

Geez, sorry no help from me... I just hope Ellie doesn't revert back to chewing! My arms and hands can't take it!
__________________
Jnfr

Sophie (ATB (1996-2010)
Abby (ATB 2010 - 2012)
Jake (2001 - )
Ellie (2012 - )
Jnfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 01:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Mikey T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Eastford, CT
Posts: 10,828
Send a message via Yahoo to Mikey T
Default

at 20 months it is not teethng
Mikey T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
FranksMum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: S.West UK
Posts: 1,054
Default

At 20 months, he's certainly not teething. What I suggest he's doing is challenging you! And for this, you have to stand your ground (you - boss), but don't force the issue. If he has his toy, leave him be. You probably do need to try to concentrate on the 'drop' or 'leave' command because there may come a time when he gets hold of something dangerous to him, although for me, it's always better with Bassets, to AVOID! If I need to get something off mine, I always offered something 'better' so the article they had was dropped in favour of what I had (normally FOOD )

Just don't force him into a corner because Bassets are quite well-known for resource guarding which comes from being a pack animal and in the pack, guarding what they see are their's, from something to somewhere
FranksMum is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:47 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum