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Hi all! Looking for a little advice on teaching my puppy (Olly, 9 weeks old) to stop biting! As her teeth come in it is starting to hurt! I have been trying:
1) Placing chew toys in her mouth when she nips me
2) "Yelping" like one of her littermates to show her when it hurts -- she seems unaffected by this and my neighbors probably think I'm crazy!
3) Ignoring her when she bites too hard -- she just keeps biting even if I stand totally still and don't look at her!
4) Using another toy (like a squeaky ball) to divert her attention from me and play with something else.
She generally mouths very softly but then will at times get too excited and have her mouth on my hand and start shaking her head back and forth -- this is when it hurts!
I guess my question is, will this partially resolve itself when she is done teething? Also, once she gets her next round of shots I am going to go to a "puppy class", is it true that playing with other pups helps them learn not to bite?
She is definitely just playing but I want her to know as soon as possible how to play without hurting or scaring people