Lhasa Apsos have earned quite a reputation for being biters, but this is in most cases simply a misconception. With the right training, you can teach your Lhasa to stop biting at everyone. But, in many cases, biting is simply your dog's reaction to certain situations. The best way to get the pooch to stop biting is to understand why they are doing so in the first place. There are many reasons why the might be biting you, ranging from overexcitement to simply trying to establish his place in the pack. Oh, and let's not forget biting as just a part of playing.
Biting is a natural behavior with just about any breed of dog, leftovers from their days of running wild in the world. While this type of behavior might be acceptable in the wild, it is not a behavior you can afford to let them display in the domesticated world. It is your job to teach your pup not to bite, something that is going to take a little time out of your day, every day, until they have it all figured out. Remember, the key to successfully training your Lhasa Apso to stop biting is consistency.
You can start working on training your Lhasa to stop biting at a very early age. In fact the earlier you get started, the easier it will be for your pup to figure out what you want of him. While you can teach an adult dog to stop biting using the same methods used to train a puppy, it might take a little longer.
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My male dog bites when guarding food and this is understandable, however not acceptable. He also has bitten me while adjusting his collar, when I moved him away from me in bed, and once when I was reaching for my shoes. His behavior is so unpredictable I ask people to not pet him although I know he would like the contact. This bad behavior started to develop after age 1. I have been taking Colver for training since 6 months of age. In May 2019, he earned the Canine Good Citizen award.
Hello Susan, Check out the videos linked below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RnH9dLip0&t=1120s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgmRRYK1Z6A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duptf7_pt5k Keep in mind size doesn't effect the way a dog's mind needs to be trained. Doggie Bootcamp for overall attitude adjustment - pup needs to wear a basket muzzle where possible. Introduce the muzzle using his daily kibble - not from bowl, but put food into a baggie and use as treats from there. Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omg5DVPWIWo Crate manners: https://thegooddog.net/training-videos/free-how-to-training-videos/learn-to-train-the-good-dog-way-the-crate/ Thresholds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-w28C2g68M Heel article - The turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Heel Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTiKVc4ZZWo Working method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-doberman-to-listen-to-you Obedience and Canine Good citizen classes are great for some things, but they really don't address aggression issues - you need a trainer who specializes in behavior issues, including a variety of types of aggression - not just fear aggression, because this sounds like resource guarding and possessiveness probably related at least partially to a lack of respect. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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