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Q: Sasha playing to rough...?

January 12, 2010 | By Tricia L. | 2 answers | Expired: 1645 days ago

Tricia L.

Well as most of you know Sasha is a very very sweet girl. She is a small pitbull mix weighing only about 40lbs, But believe me she is not underweight. She has a big belly and lots of muscle =). She absolutely LOVES all adults, children, and other dogs! We so far have never met anyone she doesnt like! =) Well I love to play with her. But recentely she has begun to play a little to rough. She nips at my legs and rear end! LOL Last night she got me and boy did it hurt. I know that victoria stillwell says to yelp loud when your dog nips so it sounds like their littermates did when she was a pup. Only Sasha can not hear. Do you guys have any tips of something I can do when she nips me to hard? I am at a loss. I dont want to hit her so I dont know what to do to teach her that biting sometimes hurts....? Again I just want you all to know she is not being aggressive to me, She is just playing but doesnt realize how hard she nips! Thanks everyone your comments are very appreciated!!!!
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Jillian
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Jan 13, 2010

for other dogs when you do the yelp, you also walk away from them and ignore them. w/a deaf dog you may not be able to yelp to get your point across, but i'm sure ending play and leaving the room for two minutes will get her attention. it may take a little longer, so just be sure to always come back once the two minutes are up. that way she can see in succession what is making you leave. if she's not noticing like you want her to after the first few times, be a little dramatic about it - be a little heavier on your feet, dogs, like people, rely on vibrations more when they're unable to hear. if there's a toy laying around you think she'll go to after you walk out, be sure to take it w/you.

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Debby
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Jan 13, 2010

Time out works.. when she is over zealous in her play.. boxers and pits can play very rough.. it isn't mean or aggressive just very physical and rough.
when she goes over the line, stop play, put her in one spot of your place or of the room and put her your hand up for stay. ignore her until she is calm then you can resume play .. repeated enough times and not liking time outs.. will help her to learn.. and she will also be learning hand gestures as commands. I make the boxers sit and stay until I say okay. You can use a hand gesture as come to release her from time out.

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