Jake, Patterdale terrier
Jake was always a hard biter, even when a puppy, and we tried to stay away from his teeth whenever possible. However, as he grew older, he got better at jumping up to grab our hands, arms and even the back of our coats, especially when we first came home or out on a walk. He left nasty bruises and all the family had small cuts left by his teeth on their hands and arms. Eventually, we sort advice and once we had put in place the techniques given in the 'Ouch! Adult Dog Play-biting And How To Stop It' ebook, Jake stopped biting almost overnight as he learnt a different and better way to behave, both for us and him.
By Jeremy Price