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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by liferebooted View Post
Sometimes when I just try to pet her she'll put my arm in her mouth, I don't know if its mouthing or biting, she never comes close to breaking the skin but I have eczema so I have cuts all over already so it really hurts. The only time it really feels like she is biting is when she brings me something to throw outside, she won't let go and when I grab it she bites my hand because she knows I'll let go, but then she wonders why I can't through it.

I really am making her sound terrible but she really is sweet most of the time, she just has a few kinks.
You can work on commands at home with her. Teach her to drop it when she has a toy that way she doesn't bite your hand. Now that she knows she can get that toy if she bites you, she will do it. She doesn't sound terrible, she is a young energetic dog. It sounds like she is mouthing you. I got my male when he was about 8 months old and he was still mouthing. It took about a week to stop it. Whenever he put his mouth on me I would say no and walk away. He eventually learned and rather quickly that he wasn't getting any petting until he stopped. You can also play tug with her. If she starts mouthing you, give her the tug and play with her, let her win and make a big deal about it.

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