Female Boston Terrier Biting

by carmen
(florida)

Well, after my beautiful dog of 20 years died my dream was to have a Boston Terrier. She is the love of my life. She is 10 months old, likes to bite all the time - not aggressive, but nips all the time. How can I stop this behavior?

Thank you,
Carmen

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May 13, 2013
She is so sad.
by: carmen/Isavella

Its being a long time i am going thru a lot, last month my chihuaha died after 15 years it was Isavella companion i am very concern she is feeling sad and she is hardly eating, i know she is looking foe him avery where around the house, i keep her busy like playing more with her and doing more things , but when i go out she gets very desperate and star making a lot growling, just to ask cant dogs feel the absent of another dog? I feel so sad my self and she feel my emotions, any advice how i can help her? gog bless carmen isavella

Feb 28, 2013
Isavella, Bitting My Fingers
by: carmennavedo/Isavella

Hello to every one its being a long time Isavella is Two years old and beautifull, i don't know what got into her lately but her new thing is get in my lap and bitte my fingers, she get her in her mouth and star suck them like a pacifier, sometimes a have to scream at her to stop because she gets very anxious is there something a bout that? Please if you have a BT let me know is that a normal behavior, well i will keep you all in touch if i keep my fingers, Ha, love her and let her do anything my fault, she is my spoiled BABY, until next time,,,, God Bless,,,,ISAVELLA and CARMEN

Dec 19, 2012
I can read the comments on my page?
by: carmennavedo/Isavella

hello this is carmen ,Isavella mom just recived inf; about my new comments on the page but they are not showing the comments, something maybe i am doing wrong? I really would like your help to read the inf is not getting posted.Thank you ....carmen

ed., Carmen - sometimes it takes a few minutes for the comments to post once the notification is sent out. You may also need to refresh your browser if you were on the page when the comments went live.

Dec 18, 2012
Isavella 2 Birthday
by: carmennavedo/Isavella

Hello, here again - it's been a while. Isavella is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. She is changing in her behavior a lot. She is more attached to me, she always has a toy in her mouth like a hunter dog, she drive me crazy with that behavior, but I am learning to live with that. Still she doesn't want to be alone. She is very protective and controlling but I love her to death. She is changing like a teenager, love to see her growing old with me. Will celebrate with cookies and new toy, let you know how long will last, like always kisses and love .....ISAVELLA

Sep 17, 2012
thank you/Ginny, Darlas mom
by: carmen/Isavella

Hello gynny, this is carmen ,Isavella mom just to tell you Thank you for the beautifull note in the BT page,hope my comment help you in some way.Isavella is my baby too,just to let you know that I wish you the best happy time with Darla,my BT is the life of my life, they are so smart and is like the other side of your personality, isavella is always around me they demant alot of love, companionship and they dont want to be alone, sometimes is to much, but never to much. I am very sick and she know when i am in pain ,sad and happy you are going to be surprise how much they know you.Enjoy her every minute like i do with vella, without her i dont have any reason of smile. God bless you and darla please keep in touch love to hear from you,happy days and sunshine in your life lv carmen and vella

Sep 15, 2012
Thank You
by: Darla's Mom

Carmen,
I want to thank you for your encouragement. I am just getting the hang of this website, so it took me a while to see your comment. This is our first BT and we want to do everything right. I am glad that this is a place that I can communicate with other BT owners. Darla is our daughter and has worked her way into our hearts for sure.
Thank you again for your info.
Ginny

Sep 09, 2012
you need to be the alpha dog
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

Hi, Carmen,
Well, a lot of people don't like this procedure,and there's controversy about it, but it can work with dogs who are truly the "alpha" male (Sometimes it's a female, I have one.)
You may have to establish yourself as the dominant one in your relationship, and since you can't explain it to Isavella, you will have to show her. Essentially, when she begins to get out of control, you carefully flip her onto her back (maybe on the couch or a rug) hold her front paws up by her head so she can't bite you, talk slowly and sternly to her, in a low voice, and tell her "Shame! NO BITE!" Until she stops and relaxes,(praise her then) you have to keep her in the position. She just needs to understand you mean "no" when you say it, and physical punishment should be avoided.To take something out of her mouth, put your hand OVER her muzzle, squeeze in a little so her mouth opens and take the item away. Use the term "GIVE." Then PRAISE her for giving it to you, even if she didn't want to! Maybe a treat after. Since everything you've tried hasn't worked, these strategies might.

Sep 06, 2012
Isavella/drive crazy w toys
by: carmen/Isavella

Hello this is carmen Isavella mom, i am back. Isavella is 20 months old she is love beyond words she have more than 15 toys she is driving us crazy with her toys. Every time we go out she put one of the toys in her mouth and she stand in two legs and is like here is my babay, she gets very posesive with then,is like this is my baby and if we tried to get the toys away from her she grouls, i will love some coment is this a normal behavior for a dog,she even sleep with one every night in her crate, Nothing that we can do? Well keep you inform soon

Jun 09, 2012
Isavella, 18, months,still bitting!
by: carmen Isavella

Hello i am back, isavella is now 18 months old, she still with the bitting behavior, we tried everything she thing is a joke when we said to her stop dont do that she makes this growling noises like she is mad because we dont let her bitte, she will stop but she get and attitud and dont let me touch her for a while. Dont know what to do anymore, i thing she belive she is a human, any suggestion? I am afraid sometimes to correct her because the way she gets when i told her no! She is my first bt, and i let her get away with a lot of stuff, What i am doing wrong, help, classes did not work nothing, hope she will change behavior, any suggestion love to hear from anyone. Thnak you carmen, Isavella the little terror!

Feb 21, 2012
She doesn't want to be alone
by: carmen Isavella

Isavella is behaving very strangely. Every time we go out she starts running around the house getting all her toys and gets very upset when she see me getting dressed, I put the TV or the radio on. It's like she can't breathe. What is going on? Is this a normal behavior with a BT? Can someone help with some advice? I am getting worried. Thank you, carmen.

Dec 26, 2011
Thank you note to Linda Galway
by: carmen/Isavella

Linda, this is Carmen (Isavella's mom). Just want to say thank you so much for the good advice. As a new BT owner I am just a little afraid to say something to her. After losing my kristy and getting vella, I am putting in much effort to do everything right. She is one year old she is going to start her classes in jan. I was very sick - now is time to correct this behavior. She is doing much better but still hasn't stop the nipping yet,. I really appreciate all the inf. given. I hope to keep in touch with you. Bless your BT. thank you, carmen

Dec 21, 2011
nipping
by: Linda Galway/TurnerME

Part of this is just being a puppy; however, you cannot allow it to continue unchecked. Hitting your dog is not acceptable, but you should be able to speak to your pup in a stern voice with "No bite!" As soon as she stops, then praise with "Good Girl, Good no bite." You must try to catch your dog being good, even when she doesn't intend to be, and then praise that behavior. You should probably look for a dog obedience class through local adult education or your local shelter. There you can get your specific issues addressed. I have a photo of one of my BTs surrounded by the inside of a pillow, strewn for 20 feet. They do, mostly, outgrow that, but I still take no chances and pick up any "soft, plush" items and store them in high places.

Nov 01, 2011
Isavella the bitting boston
by: carmen

I am carmen the owner of Isavella the biting boston. today she got new toys. everything she gets she will destroy. i love her to death but what a dog - I need to stop this soon! Please help! love carmen

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