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Discipline start!!!

05.03.2012, 2nd day at her new home. Her chewing bad habit is getting from bad to worse, I bet her gums are really itchy by now, since she has reached her 3rd month. (Puppies change their teeth from baby teeth to adult teeth within their 3rd - 4th month, therefore their gums are really itchy and tend to chew on ANYTHING, yes anything they see, even fingers, toes, shirts, shoes, anything!) Therefore, discipline is really really important. A lot of people will think that they're still very young so it's better to wait for them to grow older, about 6 months old to start discipline and train them. No! They should be taught right away, the faster the better. When teaching them, DO NOT HIT or SCREAM LOUDLY at them. Just a firm and stern "No" or "Noise" to let them know that this behavior is unwanted. When Amber starts to chew our fingers or get too excited, we will always use our fingers to push her a bit and make a firm/stern "SHH!" and if she still continue that unwanted behavior, we will use a louder "Oi".  It takes time to make her fully understand that what kind of behavior is unwanted, therefore a lot of patience is needed. We did get a bitter spray to spray on our fingers and toes and things that we do not want her to chew on, this will fasten the disciplinary process. Since she already know how to pee/poo on her pee tray, we did not put much time on her potty training, just continue to monitor her when it's time for her to do her business, eg, after her meals, after playing...Anyway, Amber did great and we are really happy to see the results!


  1. Hi, maY I know where you get the bitter spray?(:

  2. Hi, there're quite a number of different brands, the one we are using is TropicClean Bitterspay, bought from PLC (pet lovers centre). I tasted it a few times, and it's REALLY bitter!


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