Childrens' Good Manners Month on September, 2018: How can I stop my Siberian Husky from biting me?
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I have a 15 month old male husky who used to have the same issues. He used to love to nip and bite and get really aggressive during feeding time. I went through a lot of dog books, videos, websites, blogs, etc. to figure out how to deal with it. This is the best advice I can give you.
Foremost, your dog needs to learn the command to "leave it" or "drop it." (I got this from It's me or the Dog show) I had a choke chain on my husky and when he wouldn't leave it I would lightly tug on the collar. If that didn't work I'd wait a few seconds and repeat only a little bit stronger. Eventually when he got it, I would say (Name) Good Boy, Leave it and then give him treat (although their dog food is fine too). For me, training seemed faster if I repeat the command before and after they did it.
Two, you should probably put all the toys, whether it's hers or your childrens', away. She should only get toys from you or any other member of your family when she is calm and DESERVES it.
Three, you'll have to instill to your dog NILIF (Nothing in Life is Free). This means that everything is on your terms and not hers. If she wants something she should earn it. This includes her food, toys, attention because essentially it's not her food its YOUR food. You can easily just have her sit and wait for about a minute or so then give her a bit of food. As she gets better with that you can work your way to giving her the entire bowl of food. If you think she will bite you then give her the bowl with just a little bit of food and add to it as she continues to do as you say.
Your dog is still a child itself, except with a bigger body and sharper teeth. Don't be afraid to punish your dog. I'm not saying beat the dog to a pulp but you shouldn't be afraid to smack him on her hindquarters. If your dog acts up in a manner you don't like, put her in a crate (if you don't have one for her I'd consider getting one and teaching her how to be in it pronto). Or you can put her into a room by herself for a few minutes until she calms down.
Your Husky just needs to go over basic obedience mostly. You and those in your family have to be very consistent in training her, because even if you spend 2 weeks training her consistently, it can be ruined in a few seconds if someone breaks the ground rules.
Don't give up on the training, because you can break her of all those bad habits. You just need to show your dog your rules - just like how you taught your kids.
Walk/run your husky because they need a lot of it and WILL get destructive/angst-y if not exercised enough. A tired dog is a good dog.
Remember to never give up! I felt the same way about mine, but with persistence he never bites now but only nips gently to get attention ;)
If you don't have another dog to teach your dog bite inhibition, biting the ear really works as the other person has said. You don't have to bite too hard, just enough to realize it hurts getting bit.
Also you should try to make sure no one bothers her while she's eating. Never take away the food bowl until she's fully done and walks away from the dish.
How can I bring a point across with my husband and his mother?
If I were you, I'd file for a divorce.
Your husband owes an obligation to stand up for YOU, especially when his mother and father are acting in an atrocious manner, telling your child and others that you're a poor mother; and otherwise acting belligerent towards you.
Its rather obvious that you and your husband have to start thinking about each other, and the mother and father in law have to be told that they are not to interfere with your child-rearing; not to poison your childrens' childhood, and otherwise act like toxic pieces of crap.
Seriously, they have no right to interfere in your marriage or with your children. Your decision to cut off contact between them and your kids is a good idea. Waiting for an apology from people like that is the same as waiting for hell to freeze over. Aint gonna happen. So they're now working on your husband and poisoning your marriage too.
Is it a Sin to SAVE money, invest money, or have wealth?
Sadly, you have taken a verse way out of context due to a lack of studying the bible in a proper manner.
The verse you stated is referenced to viewing your treasure above God, the worship of money over God is a sin.
Hopefully, with the following information you will gain a better understanding about how money is used in reference to the Bible:
Money in the Bible
1. Proverbs 13:22 "A good man leaves an inheritance to his childrens' children" indicating that God wants us to make a difference, financially, in our family tree.
2. Proverbs 21:20 "In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has." This gives us an idea of how God wants us to save for a rainy day, to set something back for safekeeping.
3. Proverbs 22:7 states that "The rich rule over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender." Really? The Bible discourages debt? Does God really want me to pay my debts off and avoid debt?
4. Luke 14:28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it." Does Jesus really want me to save up and pay for the things I buy?
5. Matt. 6:24 "You cannot serve both God and money".
If money is this important to God, why are there so few Sunday school classes on this topic? Why don't we see lots of small group studies on "Managing Your Finances" or "Getting Out of Debt"? Why aren't there more sermons in this area?
There are many reasons, but the top reason is that most people don't realize how much of a problem managing money is for the average family. Look at the statistics below:
1. Marital Problems - 37 percent (the highest rate) of marital problems derive from financial situations
2. Cash Flow - 70 percent of all consumers live paycheck to paycheck, meaning they run out of money before the end of the month
3. Savings - The average family would have to use a credit card to pay a $1,500 unexpected expense (ex: home or car repair).
4. Retirement - Nearly half of all Americans (46%) have less than $10,000 saved for their retirement.