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I am one of the ones that encourage "normal puppy behavior" which in my dictionary translates to teaching soft mouth. A furbaby will never reach the point of reasoning and there may be a time when they snap. If they do not know soft mouth in my opinion it will be bad.
For example, Jack was taught soft mouth. When my husband's youngest son was playing with him he unintentionally blew it his ear (it was the way Jack fell on him). Jack turned immediately and snapped at him - but never bit hard.
When puppies play they use their mouths, the other puppy also teaches them not to bite hard.
I have a 15 yo daughter but also grandchildren all under the age of 4. None of them or us were ever injured.
Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Belle Bud - Golden Retriever (December 2014)
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