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Originally came here for advice on puppy biting and it was helpful. Thanks to everyone that posted, but it's been years since the last one so I made a freshy.

1. tried transference - giving her something else to bite - but you have to keep doing it.
2. give her rawhides and bones, to dull her teeth and help teething - makes bites less painful.
3. massage her gums - she loves it, and I can tell it helps with the teething pain,
4. letting her mouth my hand - she stopped biting hard, and if I don't pull my hand out too quick, no one gets hurt...

5. All time winner to keep your Basset or any other dog biting you is, Tropical Strength Mosquito Spray (with no DEET) - works 100% - Not a lot, only for a few days, I spray it on the counter and use my fingertip to dab it on my wrists, back of my hands, ankles and sided of my knees (shorts), and it works 100%. If you don't want it on you, spray it onto a tissue and put it under a watch or rubber band on your wrist or in your pocket. If there is somewhere you want to discourage the pup from going, leaving a tissues with the spray on it, stops them in their tracks. You can spray it on furniture legs or spray your garbage can/bin.

At first I was skeptical thinking the spray would do harm to her sniffer. but the reality is, after a quick distant sniff, its all over. There is no, never has been, any prolonged contact with the spray.

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IT IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO STOP BITING AT THIS AGE IT GREATLY INCREASE THE RISK OF DEATH OF THE DOG.

The most important thing you can teach a dog is biter inhibition if not instilled by 20 weeks of age it can never be successfully done and the dog is vastly more dangerious because it lacks this behavior see

Rather than "No bite," I strongly, strongly, strongly urge you to teach your puppy bite inhibition instead. Bite inhibition is a "soft mouth." It teaches the pup how to use his mouth gently. Does this mean that the pup will forever be mouthing you? No, not at all. Actually, regardless of the method used, puppies generally grow out of mouthing behavior after a few months.

So why should you teach bite inhibition? Because dogs have one defense: their teeth. Every dog can bite. If frightened enough or in pain or threatened, your dog will bite. That doesn't in any way make him a "bad" dog. It makes him a dog. It's your responsibility, therefore, to teach your dog that human skin is incredibly fragile. If you teach your dog bite inhibition that training will carry over even if he is later in a position where he feels forced to bite.

A story... Ian Dunbar tells a story of a bite incident he had to asses. A Golden Retriever therapy dog was leaving a nursing home and his tail was accidentally shut in a car door. The owner went to help, and the dog delivered four Level Four bites before she could react.

FYI, a standard scale has been developed to judge the severity of dog bites, based on damage inflicted. The scale is:

  • Level One: Bark, lunge, no teeth on skin.
  • Level Two: Teeth touched, no puncture.
  • Level Three: 1-4 holes from a single bite. All holes less than half the length of a single canine tooth.
  • Level Four: Single bite, deep puncture (up to one and a half times the depth of a single canine tooth), wound goes black within 24 hours.
  • Level Five: Multiple bite attack or multiple attack incidents.
  • Level Six: Missing large portions of flesh.

Technically, the woman received a Level Five bite from a long-time therapy dog. Dr. Dunbar wasn't the least bit surprised by the bites. I mean, the dog got his tail shut in a car door! Of course he bit! What shocked Dr. DUnbar was that a dog with no bite inhibition was being used as a therapy dog.
"But he's never bitten before." Of course not. And barring an accident like that, he probably never would have. But an accident is just that. An accident. Unpredicted. What if it had happened in the nursing home?




 

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"Tropical Strength Mosquito Spray"

anything along these lines is very individualistic with dogs there well be dogs that love the stuff and it actually encourages them, Just like bittering agents. If it works for you great but when using any deterrent you need to go into with wide open eye and expect it not to work.
 

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Hiya, I was just doing yardwork and noticed she didnt like it. so onto the computer to check ingredients and it seems ok. Recommend to my niece with 2 big dogs that nip at the kids,, it worked, they stopped,, after 2 days,, she, we, them, us they, didnt need it anymore,,, dogs stopped nipping... hurray
 

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thanks for the videos... going out on my own, and maybe should have mentioned this in the main post,,, teaching puppy's anything is impossible if you havent learned to communicate with them, and them you... this means talking to them and letting them become familiar with your habits, emotions, expressions and common word usage... takes about 2 weeks, then one can go into teaching bite inhibition, house training, whatever?
example,, when she acts up now i simply ask "Outside?" and that does the trick.
Pups instinctively want to please you, so its necessary to teach them how to read you,, things become easier after that..
I reckon...

Sounds stoopid, i talk to my dog(s) all the time,, have conversations with them about everything,, after awhile they build a vocabulary, you can see it in their eyes, and its easier to train them.... jus sayin....
 
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