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Mugsy is still on his biting kick. He isn't really chewing up anything in the house, but he IS biting us alot. He has stopped a lot of his during the day biting. We have confined him to only the kitchen so that when he gets out of hand, we can walk away from him without worrying about what he will destroy. For the most part, he doesn't get out of hand in the daytime. However, late in the evening he will start to go after us like crazy. I wouldn't say he is playing, because they hurt really bad when he gets one of us. Nothing stops it, so we usually just put him in his crate, hoping he is just ready to sleep.

Tonight though, he JUST woke up from a long nap...probably 2 hours or so...and started biting us in the way I explained. Is this a sign that he just needs to call it a night, or what?

Any advice? We've done the "chew this" thing and he will throw his toy to the side and go right back after us. We've walked away for a few minutes, but as soon as we step over the gate, he's after our feet. We are praising him when he licks us, so he knows that we prefer that he does that.

What can I do?? Does anyone else have this problem in the evening?
 

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Have you tried a can with pennies, or a spray bottle?
This is how it works. Whenever Mugsy does something he shouldn't and you want to correct him, rattle the can or spray his nose (general direction) right after a firm "NO". It worked for me.
 

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He LOVES the spray bottle. Goofy dog. I haven't tried the can with pennies though. We will give it a try. Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted By: AngiHe LOVES the spray bottle. Goofy dog. I haven't tried the can with pennies though. We will give it a try. Thanks!
You can upgrade to a mint spray. I started with the water spray and upgraded to that. After the 2nd time, Chloe just saw me reach for it and took 2 steps back. And it doesn't hurt them.
 

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I have also heard that vinegar and water works well. Hang in there Angi, it does get better. Maggie is soon to be 5 months, and her biting has slowed down quite a bit. She still has her moments in the evening when she's totally hyper jumping and chewing on us, bit it IS better!
 

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My beagle pup always bites when he gets tired. Its kind of like a toddler throwing a tantrum when they're tired. I put him in his crate to settle and he falls a sleep within seconds. He's usually fine once he's had enough sleep / rest.
He also bites when he's trying to get amourous, we just say "no!" and if we're sat down, we stand up, then give him some time out in the kitchen. Again, this calms him down. I'm hoping he'll grow out of it once his hormones settle....poor thing!
 

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how old is he? marley went through this for a while. Oh boy, especially when he was sleepy. We knew right away to put him up and he would go to sleep immediately. Still does this from time to time. It's like having a baby.
 
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