Cavapoo Question

My cavapoo has turned one recently, and we had her neutered at about 11 months. She has started...

My cavapoo has turned one recently, and we had her neutered at about 11 months. She has started to bite peoples hands and almost lunge at faces, however she never bites with pressure so I don't think it's because she is aggressive. We are worried about when family friends come round, and how she will react. How can we discourage and stop this behavior?

    In Cavapoo - Asked by Anonymous - 4/3/2012 10:12:22 AM
i would keep on putting your cavapoo in time out and ignore her whn she does that
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/23/2012 6:38:38 PM

ha ha our cavapoos chew fingers when they get excited its like them saying "hello we missed you while you were out !!" . We found our boy dog always goes for the nose its just affection - we find aslong as we warn people that he's a kisser they know to keep their nose out of reach if they dont want licking to death :) ! In addition dogs are not children you cant explain a punishment sending a dog to its bed as a punishment is stupid as it will just resent going to its bed (this is supposed to be its "safe place") We found that if you constantly reward the good behavior and just give a stern no to the bad (no need for slapping or locking them away) they get it eventually. i had both dogs walking off lead at 4 months.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/29/2012 6:43:50 AM

Check out some fantastic positive training videos by a guy called 'Tab 289' on You tube. does lots including one called how to stop your puppy biting. He's really good and has a large and growing following.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/1/2012 3:53:30 AM

I have a husky and a cavapoo pup, both have been trained with the clever dog company (their trainers teach you to train the dogs through clicker training) . They train the bite reflex which basically emulates what the pups do to each other,if the dog bites or nips let out a loud ouch or yell and ignore the dog for 2 mins by just turning your back then resume interaction with then dog as normal. Keep this up and make sure everyone in the household is doing it. You should see a change over 2 to 4 weeks. It worked for me. I hope this helps.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/1/2012 5:13:42 PM