Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vader, Washington
Hey jafarris69, sorry I'm late. Anyway, I have a couple ideas for you. Doesn't mean they'll work for you, but, has helped us, and well can't hurt to try since sounds like you've tried so many other ways. First you didn't say if Sam jumped up on you mother in law. If so, and it was in greeting . Maybe work on greeting only in a "sit". More relaxing . So does Sam know "off"? Good to teach for many reasons. If you can tell when he's going to bite, before he sinks his teeth in say "OFF". But you can't say it after he's nipped. Timing, stop him while he's thinking it. You can use it if he's latched on, but not after he let go. If he bites outa the blue maybe make it not so fun for him . Does he know "easy" like while taking treats? Teach him to bite easy. He needs to know that we naked creatures have fragile skin. While he's calm, let him mouth your hand, if he puts on the pressure, gasp or yelp, then "EASY". The idea is to teach him bite inhibition. While a lot of people would disagree with letting a dog mouth your hands, I don't know another effective way to teach bite pressure without feeling how hard he's biting. Maybe there's other ideas out there. With "easy" when he bites you gasp or yelp and "easy" . Hopefully he'll just release. Or not find it so fun not biting hard . If he does it again, easy and time out. I had to teach bite inhibition to my dog because he was playing too rough with our chiuahua . And it has helped, for me. Maybe it will help you too. Good luck!