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Old 02-26-2014, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
zyppi
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No, nipping is not ok.

With both nipping and jumping, don't just turn around, leave him. Don't even say anything, leave him and close a door after you if necessary.

He's getting attention, and like a naughty child, attention, positive or negative, is rewarding to him.

Also start training a "down" ( not when he's acting out). Get treats and a good solid down. This will be useful in redirecting behavior.

How much exercise is he getting? Just letting outside doesn't count.

Like they say, " a tired pup is a good pup."

Up his mental exercise. Hide a treat or favorite and teach him to find it.

These dogs need lots of mental and physical exercise. It's well worth the time and effort.

Good luck.
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