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Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on June 2, 2014 at 12:25am

There are a number of puppy biting articles written by trainers on the Goldendoodles.com website - use the search tool to find them.  One example is: http://goldendoodles.com/train_burwell/control_puppy_biting.htm

Carol Schatz also has written a number of articles on the topic  (it is a poplar topic for new puppy owners- so take heart, it is normal behavior, and your puppy just needs a little guidance to learn it is not appropriate to play bite humans ;)

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on June 1, 2014 at 4:32pm

Welcome to the puppy stage club.   We all have been there and done that.   We would tell Pemon licks, no bites and kisses.  For some reason he seemed to understand.   Would much rather be licked then bitten.  LOL

Comment by gdoodlevt Brandi - Bea on June 1, 2014 at 9:32am

I remember this stage clearly - and yes it passes.   First let me say that I did enroll in a puppy class that helped me communicate better with my Brandi.   It also provided me with activities to exercise her and create commands.   

People would also say - get chew toys....   Brandi had plenty - she just preferred me!!!  lol

I did learn with the help of class how to re-direct her energy.   Training tires out the puppy as well as rewarding her with good behavior.   I also figured that there were times when Brandi had more energy or more needs.   All this will pass - but best to have a plan.

Saying and providing the puppy with an alternative to chew is good.   The toys that she preferred were kongs and water bottles.   I used empty water bottles with no caps - when I noticed that she could bite thru the bottles I bought covers for the bottles that are sold in most pet stores.

I also tell everyone that I taught Brandi - "kisses".    She only knew how to bite me.   I spread a little peanut but on my hand and would say "kisses".   Before you know it she was all about kisses....

Good luck and enjoy....

Comment by Gianna and Meeko on May 31, 2014 at 9:51pm
Thanks everybody!! All your tips are really helpful- it is much appreciated! We're working hard on it.
Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on May 31, 2014 at 9:19pm
We would say no bite, then stick a toy in Marley's mouth. He had lots and lots of toys ! Never had a problem with biting us, luckily no scars.
Comment by Kathy, Elliott & Spencer on May 30, 2014 at 9:41pm
Our trainer suggested making a noise that you use only when puppy has teeth on you or someone else. Hard to describe in words, but an abrupt one syllable word in a louder gruff voice, like "eh!" Spencer is a tough little nut and quite the inappropriate biter, mostly to Elliott, but he figured that one out right away. Works when you don't have something like a toy handy, used immediately when the dog puts teeth on.
Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on May 30, 2014 at 3:05pm

I used to say "No bite!", and put something else in her mouth.  This is definitely age-related and will pass, but you do have to teach them that human flesh is not a chew toy!  So funny, I hardly think about this at all now, but it was such a battle in the beginning and I have the scars to prove it from those needle puppy teeth!

Comment by Harrison, Brodie & Kris on May 30, 2014 at 3:00pm

We would gently grab Harrison's mouth and say,"No Chew". Also make sure that your house looks like you have a toddler, toys, toys and more toys.

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on May 30, 2014 at 2:57pm

Usually sticking a toy in his mouth works.

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