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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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HELP What do I do.

My Lilly just tried to bite my daughter because she was trying to take something away from Lilly that Lilly wasn't suppose to have. I have seen Lilly getting more and more agressive toward my daughter (she is 15) but this is going to far. She won't let her put her collar or leash on her almost nothing. What do I do?

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When this type of thing happens its always important to not show fear or apprehension because the dog may see this as a sign of weakness and think they are in charge (Pack Leader). You will need to set limits for your dog and make sure she understands who is in charge. When your daughter tries to take something from Lily make sure you are there to see it and give her a very firm NO BITE. Put her on her back and hold her there so she understands and get her submissive. There are other methods to prevent biting as well. Blowing in her face or doing something she really doesn't like will sometimes make her stop. She will associate the negative result with the biting and it may curb the habit.

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There are other threads about biting that you might want to look up .. This is a tough one as no one wants there dog to bite especially a family member but Derek is right - you have to set limits and your daughter needs to be more alpha .
You may need to consult a behaviourist to help you work on this ..
MAke sure your daughter says No Bite in a form voice so she knows it is not acceptable behaviour..
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Did Lily actually bite her or just motion to bite? Or lunge???
Get your daughter to follow Dereks advice.... Seems to work..
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Sometimes what you can do is remove all distractions so that the Hav's attention is focused and they don't have anything else in the room that they can focus on. One time Radar went for a toy that I had and he nearly bit me. I picked him up and looked right at him and have him a very low growl and then put him on his back until he stopped moving. He then never did it again. I'm no expert by a long shot but I do know how to be dominant so that seems to work especially with a male dog.

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I was very firm in my "bad girl no bite" at first I just thought she was playing with her then I saw Lilly show her teeth and growl then I knew she meant business because she has bitten my daughter before I thought it was just the puppy nipping which she does when she is playing but this is different. My daughter is afraid of her and when she says no bite it is in a high pitch tone not a firm sounding tone of voice. I will have to work on this. I have put Lilly on her back before I just forgot about it tonight I was just shocked how agressive she was.

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To Post a pic go down to Manage Attachments and then follow the instrutions. You can browse for the pics from there and then pick the drive.

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P.S. You have to practice consistency ALL THE TIME with a Hav. That's the only way they get it. They have short attention spans.
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Hi Lily's mom,

Our trainer gave us a leadership exercise that really helped with our Cooper when he was starting to test his limits. It's very easy, the trick is that you (your daughter) does nothing during the exercise.

Put Lily's leash on and make sure it's just long enough so that she can lay comfortably right next to the chair that you're sitting on, but no longer, then sit on the leash so it can't pull out longer.

Then just sit there. Don't talk to her, don't let her jump on your lap, don't pet her, etc.
The point is that she learns that you are the one deciding where and when she is moving. The goal is for her to submit to the leash and lay still and relaxed for 30 minutes.

Now of course you can't do this in a busy room with other kids or dogs running around playing. My husband and I do it while we eat dinner, each with one of our dogs next to us. Our Lily drops to the floor immediately and relaxes. Some nights Cooper takes up to 5 minutes to settle down. The first night we tried it he maybe fought for 10 minutes and actually whined and cried like we were hurting him just by not letting him run off.

Just remember to not react to the dog unless you have to push them off your lap or something.

It doesn't seem like a big deal, but it sure helped us.

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I hope this works. I realize these pics do not show her standing or anything for some reason I do not have many pics but I will get some tomorrow.
Thanks for listening and looking and esp for the advice.
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Thank for the advice Beverly I will have my daughter try it ASAP.

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