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Sorry to be a pain and ask another question so soon :oops:
Ok here goes, I understand puppies get excited and tho annoying i understand the biting however she can get out of control :shock:
It starts from about 7pm and lasts approx 2hrs, she charges round the house and garden jumping at people and biting them. She jumps onto the chairs and bites whoever is on them, she is told no and put back down but she keeps coming back and after a few times being told no lifts her bum and barks non stop, she will then charge off. She is playing with her toys whilst doing this and i'm not sure if it's over excitment. she has exercise in the garden thru the day so it's not lack of exercise but to be honest it's the biting that's more of a problem. The 2 youngest have many scratch and bite marks from this and i have tryed saying NO, smacking her nose and squirting her with water but she just barks it's like the more she is told off the more she does it and the more hyper she gets....
As the kids are quite young she doesn't respond to them and bless them they try so hard, keeping still, not putting arms in the air anything to try to calm her but they just end up sitting targets :shock:
Is this usual behaviour ? my last 2 dogs were never this excitable so not sure if it's a breed thing or if i just had 2 unasually calm pups before :lol: :lol:
 

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our 3 1/2 mo. old american bulldog, capone, does the exact same thing from 9-11 pm. he barks, cries, bites and runs around the house and outside until he tires himself out! I spoke to other dog owners about this seems to be what young dogs do! they have their last burst of energy for the day before they pass out. it was suggested that we play with him for an hour or two during that day or have him play with other dogs, anyway to help him use up his energy & get exercise. that should help. it works for us. good luck!
 

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You need to be more firm with her. She's not getting the idea that biting is not okay. Odie was the worst nipper in the world, and the squirt bottle also did not work with him. When he would bite, I would gently put my hand around his snout, push his head down, and give him a very firm "NO". Then I would redirect him to his toys to chew on. For the most part, he grew out of it, but the command worked as well.
 

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Tora go wild at night too..It is fun to watch :D She did try nipping at me and I would give her a NO Bite then put her in the bathroom for about 5 minutes..Now is she looks like she is going to nip I say no biting and she will lick it like " MOmmy I would never bite it, I was just giving kisses, see"You can put her where ever is safe but no fun, she will get the message loud and clear.. You bite, No fun, No way.......Don't put her in her crate that is her safe place and not a punishment place...Again she is adorable
 

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Yes she is adorable :D :D and she has caught on quickly to the word NO said from me but not from the kids :?
she was quite good last night definately not as hyper as the night before and i am wondering if it's possibly the food. Last night she had the same as us mashed potatoe, veg and pork chop however the night before she had dog food so i am going to keep an eye on her behaviour in relation to her food. I don't mind the normal charging around playfulness but if you had seen her the other night she was uncontrolable even for me, it's the first time i had to shut her in another room and she was like something posessed, took a propper tantrum :?
She is now in the study with me curled up in her bed looking like a proper angel :D
 

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She is SO cute! We had the same problem with Philo. The only way we curbed the habit, was every time she would bite we said NO and put her in her crate for 15 secs...a time out. We had to be very consistent.
This was advised by our trainer, but others might feel different
as the crate is suppose to be a safe place, not for punishment, just depends on your point of view.

She still loves her crate and doesn't bite, so it worked for us when nothing else did.
 

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i also forgot to mention that we used to feed capone a combo of wet & dry food. one day he only ate the dry food and went right to sleep that night, no craziness. we decided to cut out the wet food all together to see it that was contributing to his wild night behavior. its been 2 weeks now and his evening behavior has improved significantly. i believe that what the puppy eats contributes to their behavior.
 
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