Join Date: Mar 2010
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Here's some ideas for you to stop the nipping:
1) when she does it, scream loud. and turn your back on her. walk away.
2) bitter spray your hand.
3) 5 minute time out, no matter how much barking or crying occurs.
4) reward her with a treat for NOT nipping you. so when she is playing with a toy, give her a treat.
5) wear gloves, she might not like the texture or feel of them in her mouth.
I believe you when you say she thinks it's all play. so you need to figure out how to communicate with her it's not play. and it freakin' hurts you. I know it's hard not to get frustrated or upset. but I have found a deep voice, (calm) low tone, conveys volume that you do not approve. so try a deep low, calm voice, and say a longish 'no'.
also, she will grow out of the nipping phase. she will. my little bogger, he used to nips dogs and ppls heels when he wanted to play, a big ouch to that! and yes he nipped other body parts to. he doesn't do it any more, he stopped some time after the age of 1.