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Old 10-08-2006, 10:36 PM
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Exclamation My Sweatshirts are NOT bite sleeves

Ever since it has gotten colder, and I take Chloe for play and general exercise, I always wear sweaters and sweatshirts and pullovers.

Well, Chloe seems to have gotten the idea that they are bite sleeves and will jump up and grab the loose part and shakes it and try to play tug with the ends...

I am sooo tired of having holes in them, I know she is just playing but OMG she has a good grip...(thats how holes end up in them)

She doesnt do it when I have on regular long sleeve shirts or anything else, just the clothes I mentioned above...
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:52 AM
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I have shirts like that. One T shirt is all torn up from playing, it looks like I was attacked. A couple of my sweatshirts have little tears in them from him jumping up for his ball and grabbing the loose fabric. One was brand new when he did it, boy did that make me mad!
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:38 AM
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Oh just wait until you have to wear gloves. The dogs in daycare usually don't mess with anything I wear, but the minute I put on gloves, EVERYONE is mouthing my hands and trying to pull them off!

But hey, at least it's something cool you can show off "Yeah, I've got a vicious attack dog. So what if she's wearing a pink collar?"
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:28 AM
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I have shirts like that. One T shirt is all torn up from playing, it looks like I was attacked. A couple of my sweatshirts have little tears in them from him jumping up for his ball and grabbing the loose fabric. One was brand new when he did it, boy did that make me mad!
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Oh just wait until you have to wear gloves. The dogs in daycare usually don't mess with anything I wear, but the minute I put on gloves, EVERYONE is mouthing my hands and trying to pull them off!

But hey, at least it's something cool you can show off "Yeah, I've got a vicious attack dog. So what if she's wearing a pink collar?"
LMAO heeeheee yep your right about that...
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:51 AM
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So, how do you discourage and stop such clothing-biting behaviour?
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:00 PM
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So, how do you discourage and stop such clothing-biting behaviour?
I have been trying to ignore her and move to where she cant get my clothes, but I have got some advice from another member and we are going to work on it...
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:34 AM
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I have been trying to ignore her and move to where she cant get my clothes, but I have got some advice from another member and we are going to work on it...
Woops.. I think you got the wrong idea. I was asking for advice, too.
Care to share the 'advice' that you mentioned?
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:37 AM
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Woops.. I think you got the wrong idea. I was asking for advice, too.
Care to share the 'advice' that you mentioned?
Oops lol...sorry...

Sure....This is from Dr2Little...

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I would treat the sleve pulling the same way I would treat puppy nipping in a younger dog.

I would however do the majority of the actual initial "training" while you're inside, so she's not already excited.

Put the shirt on and wait for her to go for the sleve, give her a verbal correction and an immediate time out..(you may just need to walk away).

Play continues when she keeps her teeth off your cloths and ALL PLAY STOPS ABRUPTLY when she attempts to use her teeth. I would just use a "NO TEETH" command and get up and ignore her for a few minutes. Resume calm play and when she does it again, giver her the "NO TEETH" and ignore (time out) again for about 2 minutes.

I'd also be wearing these shirts during all interactions for the next while so that she gets a clear message...
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:55 AM
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Wow I have never had that problem with any of my dogs. We always use old rags and sweaters to get the dogs going. I take the item that I want the dog to get and tie it into knots. Then get them to play tug with the cloths. But mind you these are old and tattered rags.

I tie them up on the highest area I can find and get them to go get the toy. The dogs get pumped and up they go. Once they latch on I get them to hold. I say hold it. And they do. I am petting them the whole time to secure their confidence. Once If feel that it is time to release I state the command out and off they come.

I have used this tec for yrs and this is the way I bring out the dogs focus and defense drive. I do not believe in sticks or whips to get them focused I guess that in my eye's is cruel. But that is me. I will concider this area in my future training where as I do think it is a good area to keep in mind if I or a cleint has a dog that pulls and tugs on cloths. Thanx for bringing it up.

I guess I have been lucky that the dogs no not to go after my good cloths.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:59 AM
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The problem I have w/ Gunnar is when we are playing with a toy and he's excited. He'll jump up for the toy and grab my shirt sleeve if he can't grab the toy, like he wants to bring my arm down closer. This isn't during training per se, when we're just getting rowdy. I'm thumping his sides, pushing him around, and generally getting him riled up, so I can't blame him for it. One time he about knocked me out with his concrete head, I had a jolly ball on my left side and moved it across my body to the right, and i was leaning down a bit. He jumped up for the ball and his head hit me square in the mouth. I thought he knocked my glasses off because my vision got blurry, but it was just the impact of the blow. All in good fun.
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