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My puppy is 9 weeks also. From the training information I've read, to train her to control her bite you should "yelp" when they bite too hard. You can do this while you are playing somewhat gently with her. If they start to get too excited and no longer listen, then you should get up and walk away from them for 30 seconds. They want to play so they will learn they can't play if they act wild. They also don't want to hurt so they will respond to "yelping."
My vet also gave us an exercise to calm her down, we cradle her on her back in our arms and gently rub her ears, look at her eyes, teeth and front paws while saying "gentle" in a calm voice. We hold her and do this until she calms down. If she gets really rowdy, it can take awhile. I don't know if they have something online that explains this better but it seems to be helpful. Now that we've done the exercise enough, if we catch her before she gets too excited, we can say "gentle" and she'll calm down a bit and control her bite again.
For the most part she is good but I think she's got some teeth coming in and bothering her a bit for the last couple days.
It's a process.