puppy nipping at legs while walking

  • puppy nipping at legs while walking

     Takoda updated 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • William

    November 14, 2021 at 8:38 AM

    hello everyone,

    i have a 12 week old Mal and we can not get her to stop nipping at our legs when we walk! she mainly does this to my wife. i understand she’s just a pup but i don’t want this to become a bigger issue down the road. any advice? thanks in advance.



  • Takoda

    November 15, 2021 at 7:45 AM

    So when she starts to nip I would grab her by the back of her neck and also the collar and just stand there. No interaction/correction do not move. It takes a while especially the first few times but she will become bored and look for something else that interests her on the walk. Sometimes they will give a warning that they are about to get rowdy. She may turn and look at you while on the walk and turn away then turn back again. This to me means get ready for a go around. I always have a treat bag with me, when they look at me especially the second time it’s “Heh” and I have a treat ready to give when they come back to me. I try and catch before they get stupid. I do not give a treat to release.

    Another option might be to dip some cotton balls in vinegar and dab your shoes, pants I never tried this but I know they hate the smell and people have used cotton balls dipped in vinegar to spread around their flower gardens to deter digging.

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