Basil just drew blood from my foot. Anytime I try to walk when he's on the floor he bites my feet or ankles… it's really painful. I've tried the dog yelping, I've tried "no", I've tried giving him a toy when he bites so he knows what to bite... and I've even tried misting him with water when he bites the ankles... nothing phases him. I know a lot of you have talked about positive reinforcement with biting... especially with basenji's but I honestly don't know how this works. I give him a treat for not biting me? This is usually when he's sleeping or doesn't have access to my feet... or has a toy he's actually interested in. Often he's not even interested in the dog treats I give him. He really only likes sweet potato and wet dog food... which is what gets him going really crazy.. or his own dry dog food... can these be used as rewards? Can someone please explain exactly how I should be doing positive reinforcement? I know he won't stop biting overnight but I really need something... it's awful!
Also, some of you have talked about tiring out the dog. I walk him at least once a day for about 5-10 minutes... which I think is right for his age... I think he's about 10 or 11 weeks now. He also gets a lot of time running around the back yard with me and playing with his toys with me. Is this enough?