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Chasing, growling and playing too rough - help!
When Benny wants attention from my boys he jumps on them, growls and bites at their shorts and socks. The boys are not scared or anything, they know he is playing rough and he doesn't hurt them, but it is very annoying.
The other behavior that I am not happy with is that he loves to chase the kids! They love to be chased, so this doesn't help me, but when we have other kids here and he chases and growls at them, they are not always so understanding.
I am looking for some training advice on how to redirect him and have him understand that this behavior is not acceptable.
He is 7 months old and my boys are 11, 9 & 7.
Edited to add: I just read this on another site, "It sounds like she is barking, nipping and running away to try and instigate a game of chase/play. If your kids then chase her to catch her and put her in the crate, then she's taught them a game of catch me if you can. Ignoring her really won't stop her because she may just get more persistent in her nips until she gets the desired result - chase!"
This is EXACTLY what Benny is doing! Now... how to stop it?
Last edited by BennyBoy; 09-17-2012 at 05:25 AM.