Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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It is shocking the first time it happens. Here's some things I've done that have helped me:
1) take gardening shears and cut the bullystick into snack sizes.
2) practice 'trading' her one hghly preferred item for another. she has to drop the first item, before you give her the other. things other dogs really like you can try: antler, hoof, natural balance sausage, real chicken meat, cheese.
3) let her snap at you but don't stop, take the item away. don't react. it's called extinguishing the behavior, b/c it's powerless, you let it happen but it doesn't have the desired effect, therefore the pup won't do it again. or maybe will a couple of times, but then he'll get the hint.
4) not for beginners: growl and snap back, as you are the alpha.
You do need to shape your pup's behavior to the way you want it. you get to pick the method. those are just some of the things that have worked for me. again my disclaimer, I'm not a trainer, and you should do some thorough research any technique you use.
good luck and yes, your puppy is ridiculously cute.