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10-25-2014 03:44 AM
Cheyanna Fiona nibbles on my chin when she gets excited. Vicks sounds like an idea worth trying.
10-25-2014 03:38 AM
Nyx My Asher is the same way she is coming on three soon. She does not like to be held, petted or brushed and when she is excited she is mouthy and talkative.

We always exchange our hand for a toy and when brushing I have a toy ready to put in her mouth.

If she is too excited and I don't want to fuss with her I cross my arms and ignore her completely until she behaves. This works rather quickly because she does want my attention.

I have worked hard to get her to take treats calmly and politely and you always have to remind her to be gentle.

I have notices lately that if I make a "ouch" sound when she "grabs/mouths" my hands she releases real fast and she stops.
10-23-2014 02:03 AM
CJ8Max Maybe I'll try the Vic's a few times and see what happens. I tell my kids to give him a toy but it's only temp. When they pet him or hug him he "sings" to them and mouths them. I wonder if it's an affection thing. Since they can't hug or have hands they use their mouth. It only happens when he is happy.
10-17-2014 01:10 PM
dogfaeries Russell is coming up on 20 months, and he still grabs my arm or hands when he's excited. He's an energetic, wild boy, so he's excited quite a bit, lol. If I stop and put my hands on his shoulders and say "easy" in a very calm voice, he stops the behavior. It's taken awhile to even get to that point though.
10-17-2014 10:20 AM
SuperG Starburst,

Just out of curiosity....how does your dog take a treat from you?

Can you hold the treat in your fingertips and she will gently take it without touching any flesh or minimal teeth contact?

SuperG
10-17-2014 10:00 AM
E.Hatch We have the same problem. Eugene is still mouthy when he's excited and he's 16 months old. He'll mouth our arms and hands and if we bend down he'll even get our faces sometimes. It's very annoying and could be bad if he ever did it to anyone else. Telling him NO stops him temporarily (then he'll start licking instead) as does ignoring him but it hasn't broken the habit completely.


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10-17-2014 09:14 AM
Debanneball
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Originally Posted by car2ner View Post
I have heard of using Vic's Vapor Rub on your hands. They might not like that taste in their mouth and the scent lingers.

I haven't tried this yet. My pup likes to grab my mom's hand when he hasn't seen her all day. If she uses the vapor rub then she wouldn't be able to pet him freely. I told her to always have a toy
in her hand when she first comes.
Vick's... Great idea! Will try it today!
10-17-2014 07:31 AM
car2ner I have heard of using Vic's Vapor Rub on your hands. They might not like that taste in their mouth and the scent lingers.

I haven't tried this yet. My pup likes to grab my mom's hand when he hasn't seen her all day. If she uses the vapor rub then she wouldn't be able to pet him freely. I told her to always have a toy in her hand when she first comes.
10-17-2014 01:15 AM
CJ8Max I would like to hear more. I have the exact same problem. My kids say it's ok we're just playing. I still don't want it, I heard their is something you can rub on your hands. I would like to know what it is, maybe my kids can put it on before they play with him.
05-27-2014 10:25 PM
Mary Beth I had the same problem with my Sting. He took him a long time to grow out of it. I know what you mean it seems to be triggered by nerves and excitement. I finally had to tell people after they petted him to put their hands in their pockets or he would keep mouthing their hands. That did help. Also he loves squeaky soft bear toys and when I brush him and still do, I have his bear right there and give it to him to mouth. At the vet's, I give him treats so he is focused on that instead of what the vet is doing. When I play with him, it does involve him using his mouth properly like tug and fetch.
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