my 15 week old entlebucher mountain dog (yes they are purebread) bites and growls at me and my family. If we grab her she turns arounf and bites and growls at you. When you are walking she nips at legs and if bend over to get her of she gets your sleeves. When she get you she holds on and growls it is very hard to get her off.
we have tried lots of different methods yipping saying no did not phase her at all. We used a squirt baottle with water and it worked for a few weeks now she doesn’t care. We added a bit of vinegar to it and that seems to work sometimes. What else can we do to get her to stop? and at what age do puppy teeth fall out?
We do not have the option to take her to an akc puppy class as her breed is not recongnized by the akc.
Answer by U Shoulda bought a Fern instead
As the pups begin eating solid food at 4 to 6 weeks of age, the first teeth begin to erupt. The canine teeth usually erupt at 3 to 4 weeks of age and the incisors erupt at 4 to 6 weeks. The baby premolars also erupt at 4 to 6 weeks of age.
These first teeth are temporary and are soon replaced by permanent teeth. The front teeth, incisors, are replaced with permanent teeth around 3 to 5 months of age. By 6 months, the permanent canines erupt. Permanent premolars erupt at 4 to 6 months and the molars erupt at 5 to 7 months of age.”
She’s right smack in the middle of getting in her adult teeth which’ll lead to chewing and such. But, it doesn’t sound like you are describing teething behavior. She is a puppy so it’s very likely she is trying to play with you, but she needs to be taught not to bite during play. When she’s no longer a cute sweet little puppy and has her big strong adult teeth she’s going to think it’s okay to bite while rough-housing and take a piece of your arm with her. Just discipline her now wether she’s playing or not. She shouldn’t be biting her alpha.