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Harleykins 12-10-2013 08:32 AM

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Hi I have an7 week old beautiful female shepherd named Harley. She is nipping and biting a lot ! I say no, tried holding her snot, and flicking the side of her head. Nothing seems to work. She has a lot of energy. A lot more so than our 11 yr old cockapoo ever had. What do I do about the nipping?

MaggieRoseLee 12-10-2013 09:57 AM

Welcome to the forum!

Our GSD's pups are WAY more bity and mouthy then other breeds, have you seen this yet? -->

There are even more hints/tips to read up on ---> Welcome to the GSD/FAQ's for the first time owner - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Hopefully the crate training is going well. I know I have to keep the crate in the bedroom at night so you may need that tip if you are having trouble at night :)

Not too early to look at ---->


ddrGSD88 12-13-2013 01:10 PM

:D Okay quit teasing, where are the pictures of your pup? haha

Ali B. 12-13-2013 01:33 PM

I would stop flicking her head and holding her snout. It's only going to encourage her even more. GSD pups are very mouthy. Refer to the puppy biting tips and hints above for good advice.

Harry and Lola 12-13-2013 04:51 PM

yeah flicking the head is not going to help you. She is only young but old enough to start training. I have had great success with rubbing Vicks Vaporub on areas puppy is biting like my ankles, hands, leads etc. The smell stops them and they eventually learn not to, however please give your pup lots of appropriate things to chew on - chewing is good for them. Also DO NOT make your puppy lick or eat Vicks Vaporub.

Harleykins 12-16-2013 02:28 PM

Thanks for your reply! How long does this biting stage go on for?

ddrGSD88 12-17-2013 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Harleykins (Post 4680370)
Thanks for your reply! How long does this biting stage go on for?

My boy Gunner is 4 months old, and still mouthy. Got to redirect his biting to something else, such as a chew toy.

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