Leo and his Dangerously Sharp Teeth
Wow. My sweet little puppy has been replaced by a savage monster. His adorable little nibbles have transformed into full-on chomps, and even though his teeth are still tiny, they are mighty. My fingers and arms are a war zone. Poor Erich has it worse. For some reason, Leo likes to take it out more on him than me. It might be because I have a low pain tolerance and yelp more.
At this point, I’m not sure what’s worse: the potty training or the teething. No matter how many times or different ways we try to get Leo to stop biting us, he keeps going. First, we tried saying “ow” loudly like another puppy would do, but that only caused him to start barking at us. Then we tried to stop playing and stand up, but that resulted in more barking and biting at our clothes and legs. We also tried distracting him by putting a toy in his mouth, but I guess our flesh is so much more satisfying to chew instead of the piles of toys surrounding him, including his favorite toy, Max. As somewhat of a last-ditch effort, we bought Sentry Stop That Behavior Correction Spray, which releases a startling hissing noise along with calming pheromones that are meant to distract and relax your dog. Leo has the most bizarre reaction to it. When it first goes off, he does a quick little “puppy zoomie” in a circle then plops down and relaxes.
Luckily, he hasn’t destroyed any household items. Yet. That may be because we watch him like a hawk at all times. I can’t say the same for myself though. While trying to move the crate by myself, I took a chunk out of the wall (Sorry, Erich). Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t blame it on Leo because it was too high up.