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Old 23-08-2010, 09:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, thanks again for making me feel soooo much better, Molly is still the devil in disguise, but I am thinking there is light at the end of the dark, vicious, clothes shredding, skin shredding tunnel, well according to all your advice and wisdom.

Kekerri, I know what you mean about your clothes being in bits, in the past three weeks since we have had Molly almost every item of clothing I have worn has been ripped and pierced in some way by her, but the worst thing is, I had not realised she could get at the clothes in the wash basket and had been nibbling them through the holes in the basket, when my back was turned :twisted: , I just thought we had a bad case of moths 8O .

Well good luck to everyone, and hope the change is soon :roll:
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Old 29-08-2010, 07:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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mine is 17 weeks and still bites a bit so i am still worried but the telling her a firm 'no' and isolating her in the hallway seems to be working, so hopefully she will stop soon!
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Old 29-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My Skittle is 3yrs old and still nibbles clothes, and anything that will fit in her mouth gets chewed, tasted and usually swallowed, hence last weeks post!! :roll:

Marianne :lol:
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Old 26-06-2017, 06:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by julie46 View Post
Hello everyone, this is my first post so please be kind, I have been lingering for a while and I know you are all a friendly lot. My problem is we have a ten week old chocolate girl (molly), and she is so bitey and snappy, in the past few days I have been in tears because of her. We previously had a black lab girl (Meg) who was nearly 12, but we sadly lost her about a month ago, we were devastated she was the most lovely, kind, well natured dog you could ever meet, I miss her every minute of the day, she was my best friend . Meg was never like this ever.

Molly our new pup is so, can I say it demonic, she dives at me and just shreds me to pieces, I am afraid to let my brothers children near her, because she draws blood almost every bite. We have tried a firm no, the vet said just get her by the scruff of the neck, but this seems to make her worse and as soon as we let go she flies right back at us, we have also tried yellping loudly this only entices her more also :? . We have tried a little time out in her crate, but nothing seems to help. She hates been told no to anything and really takes it upon herself to retaliate, I think she plots revenge. Does anybody have any advice for me and also is this natural, it seems so aggresive. Hope you can help me because I am really worried as to what she may turn into or is it just a pup thing?
I have a Female Yellow Lab 14 weeks old and an Alligator, wrote the wood furniture off the first week, so you are not alone. to get her attention I filled an empty coke can with pennies and shake the **** out of it, she stops in her tracks, then it is up to you to train from there, I immediately go to sit and reward with a treat, hence when she starts on the crazy puppy play I can gain control by saying sit which she is starting to do, of course it is mainly for the reward. Remember food and toys are the carrot to control. Best of Luck I know I need it along with a good supply of Neosporin and Bandaids...
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Old 24-01-2018, 07:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hi all I would also like to ask your advice on a similar situation with our new pup Millie, rather like Julie46 we lost our first Lab just over two months ago we then found a family whose female has just given birth, we found Millie and became very excited at the prospect of another little friend, I know she is just 9 weeks old but she appears to be aggressive towards us we know calm and collect is the way forward but when she is tearing at your hands, feet and yes even face it becomes very distressing our first lab female was never like this, have we to high an expectation and what advice can you offer us Thank you ever so much
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Old 24-01-2018, 08:15 PM   #26 (permalink)
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There is an old saying, "When you are up to your backside in Alligators it's difficult the remember the object of the exercise was to drain the swamp!"

Please don't think aggression. She simply knows no difference. Believe me, I've had a few alligators in my time including both Amy and Chloe that I have now. It's all about her learning that humans have very sensitive skin and heart easily. It's not something which happens quickly, in fact it really does not seem to be improving at all, until one day you realise that your hands are no longer sore.

Try to keep a toy handy, to take her mind off of you. Things often seem worse in the evening. Puppies are like small children and start getting silly when they get tired. I always use a crate with my puppies and around 7.30 in the evening pop my pup in the crate for a rest for an hour. Pup soon gets use to the routine and goes to sleep, giving me a little rest too. I don't think there can be many puppy owners who don't, during the first few days, think they have made the biggest mistake of their lives. But the big thing is that this is just a little phase puppies go through and they grow up to be the most wonderful creatures. It just needs time.

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Old 28-03-2019, 06:39 PM   #27 (permalink)

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Oh Lordy I so feel for you - Going through the same thing... I don't remember this with Twiggy our adored Choccy when she was a puppy 13.5 years ago! But that may simply be selective amnesia! Our Newbie Bolli has moments of Complete Nut-Nut and will chase around the garden like a looney before finally launching herself - usually at my OH but occasionally on me too - She hates to be told NO! and loves to jump up on Men - Women she seems to be a little gentler on!! - It is hard work and I generally find that putting her inside in a quiet place works and she comes out all sweetness and light . Until the next time!

She is generally good and respectful with other dogs especially older ones- It is just sometimes the Brain seems to go into a weird place - she is only 5months old and we just have to keep working at it - I long once again for the absolute joy of having a well behaved Gentle Lab - Be patient - I am sure it will happen - If not they will be coming to "Take-me-away" !!
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