6 Mo Pup Bit me!
I need to preface this thread with: Eva is NOT aggressive at all. She licks and plays most of the time but never shows aggression!!!
Eva was a handful during her mouthing phase during teething but she is coming out of that phase. We taught her "no biting!" very well! She understands exactly what that means and 9 out of 10 times she will stop mouthing as soon as we tell her "no biting!".
Last night my boyfriend and I were playfully rough housing and Eva watched from about 4 or 5 feet away with no problem. However as soon as our playfighting became "ouch! immuna get you - you're in for it!" (all in fun between my boyfriend and I) She must have thought it was a yell for help from my boyfriend...
Quickly after the empty threats during our playfighting escilated in volume, Eva lunged at me and started pawing me to leave him alone (this didn't hurt at all) so we started laughing and continued play fighting. Then Eva got upiddy and legitimately bit my arm hard enough to leave red spots and indents in my skin. Because she didn't break my skin, I'm assuming it was a warning bite - not a bite to hurt me.
My question is, how do I break her of this all together?! We have "no biting" down perfectly! But she gets so protective of my boyfriend! I'm worried that this aggression will progress if we don't nip it in the bud!
-She is in her 4th week of obedience classes and does great!
-After she bit me I grabbed her muzzle and said "NO BITING!!!" and she quickly began licking me and pawing me to say "I'm sorry!"
- My boyfriend also told her "No biting! Bad girl!" after she bit me so she would know her master was unhappy with her as well.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!