At first, she was gentle and just used her nose to nudge the puppies, hoping they’d get the message to separate. When that didn’t work, she had to get a little sterner in her discipline. She started nipping at one of them to try and end the rough-housing session.
That shove didn’t stop anything, as the puppies continued at it. Noticing that her babies were getting a little rambunctious, mama decided to step in.
Since the whole thing was filmed on camera, the end is quite hilarious since after giving her kids what appears to be a lecture, the mama dog then turns and looks at the camera. It’s almost as though she’s trying to convey her frustrations with the viewers. Needless to say, this video was quite a hit with viewers, many of whom dropped comments.
And one Labrador mom was caught on camera putting her two pups in their place after the two tykes kept on fighting.
And another person even put dialogue to the scene writing the following, “Mother: “You two, stop it, NOW!! I had it with you two fighting! You stop it now or severe punishment will be dealt!!! Are we clear?!?! Pups: “Yes, Momma, We’re sorry.”
How do wolves discipline their pups?
Since pups use their mouths to play and communicate, they sometimes hurt other pack members by accidentally biting too hard! … Adult wolves will discipline them by snapping or lunging at them—but they never hurt the pups. It just gets their attention!
Why don t female dogs let male dogs see their puppies?
Mother dogs sometimes find the males to be nuisances when they’re tending to their newborn babies. Mother dogs also might be wary that the males will be too rough with the delicate puppies. If you’re looking after a litter of pups, consider letting the father see them when they hit the 4-week mark.
How mother dogs handle disrespectful puppies: Part 1
Mom uses physical discipline to maintain order in her family. Shes not aggressive, but just assertive. If a nip doesnt do the job, then shell raise the level of discipline to the point where her puppy stops the unwanted behavior.
You see, Mom doesnt know that her puppies will be leaving her in the near future, so she isnt concerned about hurting their feelings because she may never see them again.
Instead, she begins her discipline with the puppies as soon as they are old enough to learn from their mistakes. Besides, the last thing she wants is a whole bunch of of unruly puppies tackling her. Mom doesnt make some big huge emotional ordeal out of her discipline either. She just does it!
Mom does not hold a grudge. As soon as her puppy stops the bad behavior, the correction is over. And typically she will then give him some affection to let him know that she still loves him.
She doesnt apologize for the correction, AND she certainly doesnt cave in to the oldest trick in the book…pouting.
You see Mom isnt concerned about damaging his self-esteem. This is where we, the humans, get things wrong by thinking “if I correct him I might hurt his feelings. booo hooo
Ok so lets set the stage. . . Mom, Bailey, gave birth to 7 beautiful little Golden Retriever puppies
If you watched this six-week-old litter of puppies for a long time, you might see one or more of the puppies decides to attack some area of Baileys body for a fun game of tug-o-war.
Question, what do you think Mom’s reaction will be? Remember, Bailey has been caring for her puppies for weeks now, day and night and
So as we continue to watch, perhaps one of the puppies now decides to start chewing on her tail. At this point Bailey most likely will give him a quick nip on his booty to say “Stop That!” Ok, so now we have a little defiance going, the puppy decides to keep chewing. . .. If the puppy continues with his game of chew-on-mom, she probably will yet again give one more quick bite and maybe this time she will even throw in a shake by the scruff of his neck (or what ever she can grab) just as a little reminder to say “Stop That!” Most likely at this point the puppy probably will scream and yelp for a minute but then the puppy stops. Once the bad behavior has stopped Bailey usually will then give kisses and in her way let him know she still loves him, after all, she is Mom. The Puppy is happy because he got disciplined and bounces off to play as if nothing ever happened.
As you can see, the order of the pack leader was established, rules and boundaries were identified, the alpha dog took charge and handled it, the puppy completely understood, and all is well in the puppies world. Can you see how Bailey is the “Alpha Dog” here and the puppy understands the basic principles of what holds the pack together? He understands that discipline is necessary, but he also realizes that without discipline from an appointed Leader of the Pack, this now opens up the door for someone else to establish the “alpha dog” role.
So to sum it up. . . training must begin as soon as your puppy comes home. Period!