we got lukas last tuesday (FINALLY <3)and he immediately became a part of the family. He's 9 weeks old now, and he has this habit of nipping at ankles, or legs, or whatever moves by quickly in front of him, including my younger siblings. he also loves to pull weeds from our backyard and chew on them and sometimes eat them! is that unhealthy for him? and are these just puppy habits he will grow out of?
of course we correct him, but he doesn’t really listen, because 10 mins later he’ll be back at it! other than that hes a great little boy 🙂
this site has been soooooo helpful to me months before we finally found the perfect puppy, and now it’s going to be just as fantastic now that we have him!
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I’m happy that my website has been helping you already and hope that it will keep doing so now that you have Lucas home.
The nipping and biting is perfectly normal puppy behavior and you just need to be patient and consistent in your corrections. Read my Stop Puppy Biting page carefully and follow the advice there and you will be successful. BUT don’t expect him to listen or to learn right away, it takes time, patience and repetition (lots of all three) to train a puppy!
As for the chewing on weeds, again normal but something that needs to be discouraged. Sometimes we have plants or weeds in our yards that can be dangerous or even toxic to dogs, so do correct him and redirect his attention to something else when he does this.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup. Enjoy him!