I can't see the dog. Only what you are saying about the dog. It's a puppy. It has drives. Food drive, pack drive, prey drive, play drive. It seems a bit pushier than my dogs, but probably not nearly as pushy as some dogs. Maybe average to a little on the pushy side.
It does sound like it is mouthing to communicate that it wants something. I am not sure how I would go about changing that behavior, whether or not I would want to change it.
I had a bitch who used to come up and touch her ice cold nose to my arm. This was a signal that she needed to go out and potty, right now! Who wants an icy nose on their arm. But if the alternative is a pile of lumps or a loose bit of stool on the carpet, then that bit of communication is priceless.
How to respond to mouthing. Dog wants something your eating, something you often give the dog. You do not give it, and the dog starts mouthing to remind you to give him some. If you then look at the dog, and think, oh yeah, I usually give you some of the, ok, here. Than you have just rewarded the dog for being pushy. It is so easy to do.
The question is, if the dog is being gentle, do you want to respond negatively to this, or do you want to ignore it, or do you want to make this a signal to go and give the dog a job, some obedience training, for which you can reward the dog with an appropriate treat?
Would ignoring this, but making sure you do not reward it by remembering your pooch might like a taste of this or that, might like to lick off your plate, or what have you, escalate the behavior. For example if taking your hand does not get the pup what it wants, is it going to take your hand more roughly? If you have ever rewarded this behavior, then it is harder to eliminate it without some type of negative response.
I think improving your NILIF management is the way to go with a pushy dog. If the dog is being pushy.
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