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Puppy biting feet
I am mommy to Sadie, who is now 14 weeks. We've had her for about 6 weeks now, and have had an issue since we've brought her home... she bites my feet whenever I walk! She bites my toes, my pant legs, my ankles.. and it is driving me absolutely crazy. For one, obviously it hurts like heck, and two.. while trying to navigate around her, I twisted and fell, and tore my meniscus and dislocated my knee cap in my left knee. Ouch!
I have tried every recommended training trick that I can find. I have made a high pitch puppy noise - but she thinks that's me playing, and attacks harder. I have shaken a can with coins, squirted her with water, said a very firm "NO BITE!", given her a time out, distracted her with a toy, treats... nothing works. I have tried the ignore method, and this causes her to jump up and bite the back of my knee. The more persistant I am with any of these methods, the more agressive she gets. It's definitely seems defiant, like she's saying "you can't tell me what to do, take that!".
I just don't know what to do. I'm not going to wait for her to "just grow out of it", she needs to learn that this is not okay. It hurts, and is just driving me crazy. I know a lot of puppies do this, and I'm hoping someone will have a good method that I haven't tried yet.
Thanks so much.