Izzy, Doc, and Kai's mom
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Monmouth, IL
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You are right....you really need to stop the nipping and now biting. With Izzy, I would put my hand out for her to have the opportunity to bite and when she would try, I would scould her with a loud sound like (I don't know how to describe it, but it's kind of a hiss with a T on the end) and I would keep my hand there because she would lick after the sound and I would praise her for that action. This worked really well for me and she never became a biter. My daugter gave her dog a toy for her mouth as she was very mouthy and when they played. I like my way better as she learned not to use her mouth and teeth on people. Everyone in the family needs to work on it, so if your children are small, they may have trouble keeping there hand "available", but if they pull back, then that's what Gracie is going to keep going after....the moving hand. Someone else might have help for the nipping of the ankles...I'm not sure on that one..