Please help getting worried puppy is vicious

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  1. Lottie11

    Lottie11 Registered Users

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    Hey I have a 6 month old female labrador and we love her. But I'm worried she is going to turn on me. She likes to try and get under the sofa and chew it or chew the rug. When I tell her no and try to stop her she will curl her lips up wrinkle her nose and show me her teeth and growl. She will also try and bite me she doesn't bite hard but I'm scared she will one day. She looks like she is going to go for me. Should I be worried and what should I do?
     
  2. Sammie@labforumHQ

    Sammie@labforumHQ Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Lottie.

    I have a some questions please! How long has your pup been with your family, and what was her situation before she came to you? Is this a new problem, or something she's done all along?

    To reduce some of the conflict, can you use baby gates to just keep her away from the sofa and rug for now perhaps? And can you get her a dog safe chew toy with a similar texture to your rug?

    I think you might also find it helpful to read some of these articles! Apologies, this is a big list, I've just copied it straight from our puppy biting guide over on Facebook:

    Pippa’s puppy biting articles:

    How To Teach A Puppy Not To Bite
    https://thehappypuppysite.com/biting-puppy/

    When Do Puppies Stop Biting And How To Cope With A Teething Lab Puppy (applies to all breeds )
    https://www.thelabradorsite.com/labrador-puppies-biting/

    How To Stop Your labrador Puppy Biting (applies to all breeds )
    https://www.thelabradorsite.com/how-to-stop-your.../

    Teaching Bite Inhibition To Your Puppy:
    https://www.thelabradorsite.com/teaching-bite-inhibition.../

    Articles from the rest of our team:

    How To Stop My Puppy Jumping Up And Nipping:
    https://dogsnet.com/how-to-stop-my-puppy-jumping-up-and.../

    How To Stop A Puppy From Biting Your Clothes:
    https://dogsnet.com/how-to-stop-a-puppy-from-biting-your.../

    How To Stop My Cockapoo Puppy From Biting (applies to all breeds )
    https://dogsnet.com/how-to-stop-my-cockapoo-puppy-from.../

    Related topics:

    Do I Have An Aggressive Puppy
    https://www.thelabradorsite.com/help-my-labrador-puppy.../

    Dealing With Puppy Aggression:
    https://thehappypuppysite.com/aggressive-puppy/

    Five Month Old Puppy Guide:
    https://www.thelabradorsite.com/5-month-old-puppy/

    My Puppy Hates Me (we promise they don’t! ) https://dogsnet.com/my-puppy-hates-me/

    Crazy Puppy - Dealing With Over-Excitement And Dog Zoomies
    https://dogsnet.com/crazy-puppy/


    I hope that helps!!
     

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