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Any tips to help Molly understand that she has to be GENTLE when she plays with us? She's alot better than before but she can still use her mouth on you and sometimes it hurts because of her teeth! :uhoh: *sigh* Sometimes when she's so difficult I find myself wishing she was 3 years old already! :p:
 

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When Nash gets overly excited he will grab onto an arm and if it's one of the kids they yell that Nash is biting them but he's just playing too rough. I really don't have an answer for you....just wanted you to know that you aren't alone :p:
 

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I would do just the same as when she was a young pup. When she gets rough exclaim, "Ouch, no biting!", and then either say, "Gentle" or disengage.
 

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When Nash gets overly excited he will grab onto an arm and if it's one of the kids they yell that Nash is biting them but he's just playing too rough. I really don't have an answer for you....just wanted you to know that you aren't alone :p:
Good to know I'm not alone! :p:

I would do just the same as when she was a young pup. When she gets rough exclaim, "Ouch, no biting!", and then either say, "Gentle" or disengage.
Well I have been doing that! Ever since I brought her home! I really thought she'd understand by now. She is alot better than before but I'd like her to be even more gentle. I'll keep on doing what you say anyway, I hope the little light in her head will turn on soon! :p::p:

Thank you for your reply! :wave:
 

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If either Mojo or Maxie latch onto me (which does occasionally happen) I screech, walk away and ignore them for a bit. The looks on their faces are priceless, though... like... "what did I do!?"

It's been working!!
 

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I think it was Tippykayak who gave advice along this line to another member a little while ago, so I can't take the credit for it. Ignore her when she does it. As soon as she bites too hard, give your command of "NO! / BAD! / Play nice! / Gentle!", etc. and walk away slowly. If you are outside, go inside and leave her out there for a few minutes, or go into a different room as she is, and close the door. It will make her realize that when she does that, play time will end and hopefully (if it works), then she will be more gentle when she does it next time.
 

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If either Mojo or Maxie latch onto me (which does occasionally happen) I screech, walk away and ignore them for a bit. The looks on their faces are priceless, though... like... "what did I do!?"

It's been working!!

I think it was Tippykayak who gave advice along this line to another member a little while ago, so I can't take the credit for it. Ignore her when she does it. As soon as she bites too hard, give your command of "NO! / BAD! / Play nice! / Gentle!", etc. and walk away slowly. If you are outside, go inside and leave her out there for a few minutes, or go into a different room as she is, and close the door. It will make her realize that when she does that, play time will end and hopefully (if it works), then she will be more gentle when she does it next time.
Thank you guys! I'll try this next time and let you know how it goes! :wave:
 

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Hi, our Daisy is now nearly 4 months old, but she too was a real little terror for the first couple of months, she would latch on to my legs with those shark teeth and at one point actually tore my trousers, then there were the times when she used to snap at our faces whilst playing and just basically being quite naughty with her biting - ouch, ouch!

For some reason she would always ignore the word 'no' so I changed to saying 'leave' and she now actually understands and reacts to that word (strange). She was so naughty, especially snapping at our faces, that in the end, before any serious damage was done - to us! that now if she is being really naughty and totally ignores my commands, I use a little water spray gun and spray the back of her legs - NEVER EVER any where near her head or face as this could do serious damage to her eyes! But a little spray on her back legs and she stops immediately.

As mentioned, she's now approaching 4 months old, and is doing so much better, and is biting things lots less with the word 'leave', and never bites my legs/trousers anymore, and never ever snaps at our faces :) I very rarely have to use the water spray now either because finally she is learning right from wrong - the little puppy treats help as rewards as well.

We know we still have a very long way to go with her yet, and many many more months to come of saying 'leave', 'leave' etc, and she will experience new places and new situations, but fingers crossed she will end up an obedient little girl :)
 

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I am sooo glad I am not the only one who is going through this! Luck is relentless. And since we adopted him we have no training to fall back on. We tried everything. The screaching and saying ouch just does not work. He thinks it is more play.

So we first try to ignore him (we tried giving him a toy everytime he does it but we just must taste better). If that does not work (which it usually does not) we try to walk away from him (if that does not work which about 50% ofthe time it does not) we put him in another room for a couple of minutes to "cool off". That typically works. We do not force him in there. Just call him in there (or he follows because he is nipping at our feet). With the cold weather already starting it has gotten worse. For some reason he thinks the long sleeves and sweatshirts are just new tug toys!

Good luck. I am not an expert by any means but I hope some of this may help you. BTW, your little one is PRECIOUS. I love when you share pics of her.
 

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Once they finally "get it" and just use a soft mouth when rough playing its a ton of fun. my 6 month old gets this huge chip on his shoulder and "latches" onto my arm, then uses a paw over my forearm to try and pin me down.

too funny.
 

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It just takes alot of repetition. We use the word EASY here, and it has helped alittle when playing with his new sister. There are times though, that he just gets too excited and the word alone does not work. Then we give him a minute of sit time until he relaxes.
 

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I am sooo glad I am not the only one who is going through this! Luck is relentless. And since we adopted him we have no training to fall back on. We tried everything. The screaching and saying ouch just does not work. He thinks it is more play.

So we first try to ignore him (we tried giving him a toy everytime he does it but we just must taste better). If that does not work (which it usually does not) we try to walk away from him (if that does not work which about 50% ofthe time it does not) we put him in another room for a couple of minutes to "cool off". That typically works. We do not force him in there. Just call him in there (or he follows because he is nipping at our feet). With the cold weather already starting it has gotten worse. For some reason he thinks the long sleeves and sweatshirts are just new tug toys!

Good luck. I am not an expert by any means but I hope some of this may help you. BTW, your little one is PRECIOUS. I love when you share pics of her.
Thank you for your reply! I am trying right now the 'ignore when she's too rough' and the time out and it seems to be working! Just last night, she got too excited so I confined her in one room for 2 minutes then let her back with us... I think she got the point!
 
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