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#181835 - 12/06/06 05:49 PM Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ??
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
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Honest opinion Licky treat & Thimble … ??

OK… so I have to ask… what are others feeling on this issue…. When offering licky treats to use a thimble… so that when they do ‘bite / strike’ … they learn that it does not do any good…

The reason I ask is that when I got the twins… Surge was a lunger and a biter … every time… and I did use this method… along with a lot of other bonding techniques… and he did turn 180 degrees and became a lover… I have thought about offing this as a suggestion in ‘special’ cases… but wanted to get the wisdom of the board and their opinions on this idea…

PLEASE keep this within board rules… I know I have opened myself up here, and if it is not within board rules but you feel you need to express yourself please PM me directly… I am a big boy and can take it … as always… thanks for the input…


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#181926 - 12/06/06 08:07 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: Xglider]
glidrz5 Offline
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I tried this one time with my Carina, since she would cobra strike & bite me when I offered her licky treats. After that first time, she was very offended & would not even take the licky treats off the thimble. She would just glare at it when I offered them to her. However it was either then or a short time after that that she totally stopped biting....so maybe it did influence her.
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#181945 - 12/06/06 08:37 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: glidrz5]
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Wow, Thats a great idea. I see nothing wrong with it really because they chew on anything anyways. The only concern I would have is them biting down onto the thimble too hard and hurting their teeth.

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#181951 - 12/06/06 08:45 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Jtmoney
The only concern I would have is them biting down onto the thimble too hard and hurting their teeth.


Exactly… and that is why I am looking for view points on this… Thanks wave
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#181964 - 12/06/06 09:11 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: Xglider]
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Registered: 03/06/02
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Loc: Kansas
John, this has been my advice for years, and I totally belive in it, or I wouldn't suggest it. But, your missing one point.

You do not use a metal thimble, you use a plastic quilters thimble. It only has a band that goes around your finger, like down by the base of your nail, and then it has a part that goes up towards your tip and is curved. So the nail is exposed, it's a hard plastic, but does not hurt their teeth, and.. they can still smell your finger. After they stop biting, lunging, then you stop using the thimble.

At least, that's how I do it with a bad biter. And it has always worked for me smile

Good post.
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#181969 - 12/06/06 09:18 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: queenduck]
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Registered: 09/29/06
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Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Originally Posted By: queenduck
You do not use a metal thimble, you use a plastic quilters thimble. It only has a band that goes around your finger, like down by the base of your nail, and then it has a part that goes up towards your tip and is curved. So the nail is exposed, it's a hard plastic, but does not hurt their teeth, and.. they can still smell your finger. After they stop biting, lunging, then you stop using the thimble.


Here's a pic of one for those who aren't familiar with them wink
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#181983 - 12/06/06 09:36 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: BeckiT]
Xglider Offline
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Becki… you are the link queen… ****** I bow down to thee ********* lol.. thanks that is a great help.. and just to clarify… I only used it for a short time.. but it did seem to make a difference… I may just have to pick one of those up… just for reference sake…

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#181988 - 12/06/06 09:44 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: Xglider]
BeckiT Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
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Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Originally Posted By: Xglider
Becki&#133; you are the link queen&#133; ****** I bow down to thee ********* lol..


John, it's funny you say that, other people call me that too wink
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#181998 - 12/06/06 10:02 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: BeckiT]
Dancing Offline
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Registered: 09/10/04
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There are thimbles that are regular thimbles but made of plastic. If you can't find a quilter's thimble, just don't use a metal one as it could cause damage to their teeth if they bite to hard.
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#182004 - 12/06/06 10:11 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: Dancing]
Anonymous
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hmmm..learned something.

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#182016 - 12/06/06 10:25 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: ]
queenduck Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
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Loc: Kansas
I got mine at WalMart, they are only a few $$ smile
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#182018 - 12/06/06 10:27 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: queenduck]
Anonymous
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While a metal thimble could damage teeth, it seems like with a plastic thimble, I would not be concerned about your suggie getting injured. I think this is a really good option for gliders who are lungers/biters and this is a big obstacle to their bonding. I would fully agree with using this strategy for a glider with this behavior. I think it is completely humane and it sounds like an effective way to change their behavior.

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#182023 - 12/06/06 10:34 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: ]
Anonymous
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There is also thimbles made of rubber... not sure if anyone has ever used those.

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#182024 - 12/06/06 10:35 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: ]
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Ok plastic it is. I will look into getting one of those if I ever get a biter wink Right now my two girls are awesome and have never biten me to hurt me just play but I guess its just luck sometimes.

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#182029 - 12/06/06 10:45 PM Re: Honest opinion -*- Licky treat & Thimble … ?? [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Wow! I had thought of using a thimble a couple years back with a lunger but was scared to. I had no idea they came in something besides metal. (that's all I had in my grandmas stuff and I've never used them for sewing)

I have a semi newbi baby boy that takes a sudden notion to bite randomly while giving treats. I gotta go get one of those!

Thanks!!!!!
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