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28.05.2018

Dog Training, Nipping/Mouthing in Puppies (on people)

Nipping/Mouthing in puppies! (on humans) -

Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into his/her mouth, chasing him or her or allowing him/her to jump all over you.

DO NOT alpha roll (forcefully rolling your pup onto their back) or scruff, this can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting.

Pushing a dog away when it is doing this behaviour often reinforces the nipping or mouthing as he or she can see it as a game (and because any attention can be seen as good attention).
Your pup needs to learn that he or she will not get what they want if they are behaving in this ‘negative’ way -
If your pup is being mouthy, make a very stern “Bah!!!” vocalization and get up and walk away, avoiding eye contact.
Ignore your pup until he/she too walks away.
Your pup is not getting what they are after - attention - so the mouthing action will quickly lose its value, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend

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