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Hi, he’s a beauty! He will change quite a lot in the next few months, maybe his eye colour to.


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Very cute but I hope he is still with his mum as puppies should be with their mum until they are at least 8 weeks old


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Thanks for the warm welcome folks. We brought him home when he was 7 weeks old. He is doing great in terms of health. But having a hard time with his biting habit. He has given me some nasty scratches over the last one week. What do I do to make him stop being aggressive and bitey 

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35 days isn't 7 weeks it's just over 4 weeks so I'm confused, the nipping is why they should stay with their mum and siblings till at least 8 weeks old, yelp like his siblings would have done if they we're nipped to hard , he's not being aggressive bless him

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35 days isn't 7 weeks it's just over 4 weeks so I'm confused, the nipping is why they should stay with their mum and siblings till at least 8 weeks old, yelp like his siblings would have done if they we're nipped to hard , he's not being aggressive bless him

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Sorry, 7 was a typo. The breeder handed him over on the 35th day saying the mother had not been feeding for the last couple of days and he was used to eating solid food. All his siblings had been taken away. He was the last one to leave. Relieved that he has been eating well since day 1. Wasn't aware of the 8 weeks rule. Sounds unfair to Alpha. What can I do now to improve his behavior without making him uncomfortable?

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Whether he was feeding from his mother or not, he still should have been with his mum and siblings, sounds like an awful breeder. You will have a lot of hard work on your hands now to teach him not to nip and he may well develop separation anxiety as well


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Marley was taken from his mum too early  -  I think it was around 6 weeks  - I got him at 12 weeks old and was his 4th owner by then.  He had problems with biting. I used to yelp loudly and turn away from him  (just as his siblings would have done).   He was still nipping at around 12-14 months old, but he eventually got the message that it was inappropriate.  I had the advantage of having a much older dog  (13)  who whilst older was still playful  -  but would not tolerate too much nipping.P1010379.thumb.JPG.88428875170f08af427ad163e3d7136d.JPG P1010423.thumb.JPG.9fb34d6dba9af3e18ea0ef835a550cca.JPG P1010434.thumb.JPG.cbe8a3655284edf1194fb18dfc772b97.JPG 845179560_P1010480(Copy).thumb.JPG.b1b738049fc9c8b2da9ebac2d6010e0b.JPG 

Marley is not a 'red' -  the red colouration around his throat comes from Lunar's saliva   -  he spent that long with his mouth around Marley's throat whenever Marley went beyond what Lunar would tolerate.   Between the two of us we got Marley to understand that teeth were for eating with  - not biting to get your own way.     The is the two of them now

P1010942.thumb.JPG.7159d48d017c838ef117160a0eea7815.JPGThey still have play fights - but only two serious short lived scraps in three years.

You have your work cut out for you   -  but patience, training, love  - and more patience will win out.   You may just work out that I have a different suite in the last photo  -  Marley ate the old one.    Huskies are a challenging breed  -   but the most rewarding  -  I will never have any other dog from now on  -  even hubby agrees our next dog will be a rescued husky.

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This is very helpful all. I am first time husky parent and it has been a challenging couple of weeks. I will try the 'stop playing and ignore' approach during play time when Alpha gets bitey. I also read somewhere about tapping on the nose and saying NO firmly. What is your take on that?

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Hi, he’s a beauty! He will change quite a lot in the next few months, maybe his eye colour to.


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I love his eye color so much. Hope it stays so

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Oh gosh that's even worse at around 4/5 weeks is when they are weaned from mum but they should still stay with mum and siblings to learn :( your just going to need a lot of Patience

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I did the same thing as Wolfpup and my male stopped around 4 months old. My female still does it once in awhile. They are 10 months.

Don’t mouth play with either. That will in courage the behavior.

 I got mine when they were 7 weeks and I had to go through the nippy phase and we are dealing with separation anxiety now.

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I am also trying to offer him a chew toy in place of a hand/feet when he is in a bitey mood. Will stick to this schedule and share the progress with you guys

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There is a couple of trains of thoughts on exchanging your hand with a chew toy.

It could be rewarding the behavior or it will teach them to chew on their toy instead of you. 

My daughter would offer the toy and I would ignore them.... They stopped biting me first. LOL but I honestly think they stopped with me first because I am the one that is home with them all day and I do all their feedings and training. 

So I say go with whatever works best for your pup.

It takes time and lots of patients and training.

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His grip is getting stronger each day. He grips and thrashes around his head. It is getting super difficult to get him off clothes especially coz his teeth dig in. Is it alright to hold him by the scruff to loosen the grip?

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