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My pup won't stop biting. We have sternly told her no and replaced our limbs with chew toys such as pig ears, cow ears, and hooves. She love them, but then she comes back for flesh. Any other suggestions? She is 3 months today and we think she has started to really teeth.
 

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when i was young we had a pup that always nibbed on my fingers.. my dad rubbed crushed peppers (HOT) on my hands and let her lick them ... problem solved.;)
 

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What breed?
I had a Chocolate Lab that had a real aggresive streak...I think we screwed him up when he nipped as a pup by holding his lower jaw open when he did that. He stopped nipping us, but was agressive toward other dogs and strangers as an adult.

So don't hold his lower jaw open when he does that.
 

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had same problem with friends dog that kept nipping me when i went over one day i bit him back on his ear;;;;;;problem solved guess he figured i was the alpha male
 

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My girlfriend has a chocalate lab that nips.He dont nip me no more.Give him a couple a shots on the snout,I gaurantee he will stop.
 

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I want her to respect me, not fear me. I don't want to hit her.
 

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I want her to respect me, not fear me. I don't want to hit her.
Good choice mpemt24, there is no reason to hit a dog to discipline them.You have to get your dog to know the word "NO".
 

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Mike this isn't a child. It's a dog. As she grows she will try to establish herself in some type of pecking order. You can't reason with a dog. Think about it in a "pack" sense. Dominant males assert their dominance quite aggressively. Use an empty paper towel roll to rap her on the nose when misbehaving. After a while all you will have to do is show her the paper towel roll... Try it. And FYI I'm going to Collier Mills on Sunday. If you are interested in meeting the trainer I'll hook you up with him. He's the guy who does the bulk of the Rock Tavern NAVHDA work.
 
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when my Rotti was alive and she did something stupid I would just give her the EVIL EYE and she would lay down in the cornor, never did I hit her. But this crazy dog I got now he just wont relax, and he listens only to a hit, not hard, not gentle, and I feel bad when I do it, but trust me he's nuts
 

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And FYI I'm going to Collier Mills on Sunday. If you are interested in meeting the trainer I'll hook you up with him. He's the guy who does the bulk of the Rock Tavern NAVHDA work
Jim, I would love too but I have to work.
 

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I been a dog breed (hounds & brits) for 25 yrs & some dogs need to be taught respect. Yes, depending on the dog some need a crack with a rolled newspaper. Others just a firm NO & the look will do it. Sounds like you are dealing with a head strong dog.
 

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When my puppy did stuff like that I layed her down on her back and restrained her and gave her a stern NO. Ever since doing that a few times she really had never given us a problem ever again. I think a good display of dominance always helps.
 

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Just like in the pack.. Grab the skin on her neck firmly..a tiny shake can be in order give her the eye and say no in a stern voice
 

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there are a lot of things you can try, and you will have to explore them to find which is right for your dog. I have an aussie who nipped and I would let her open her mouth then press her tongue down. she stopped pretty fast. Jim's uncle's dog (1/2 lab, 1/2 german shep)gets nasty so i smack the top of his nose and STERNLY tell him "no" and "bad dog". he hates "bad dog" and usually turns away and lies down. you can also try apple cider vinegar, they hate the taste and that should curb them right away.
 

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This is Lou's girlfriend, I have a 4 yr. old aussiewho stills tries nipping every now and then She knows its wrong but sometimes its just what dogs do. I found that repremanding them usually does not help it will only make them fear you. What I have found is when she does accidentally nips one of us, we scream (pretending like she hurt us). This works. She then becomes upset that she hurt us and drops right down into the "dominant down" position on her own. This is the second dog we have found that this works for us. Try it and see if it helps.
A vet I used to see told me about it :)
 
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