It is normal for this much biting with young GSDs pups, it is all a learning curve and if you saw her with her litter mates, if she bit too hard or too much to a litter sister or brother, the other puppy would of either told her off or walked away and this is how she learns that if she bites too hard/much then it is no longer fun.
You don't have to put up with this, but keep in mind she is learning bite inhibition and will need consistent and firm guidance from you and your family. You are doing the right thing - yelping and walking away so with time she will understand not to do this and she is testing you all. When I have puppies I do what you do but I also put Vicks Vaporub on my ankles, hands, legs etc and anything else I don't want them to chew on like their leads, my coffee table legs etc. The smell of Vicks Vaporub is so strong and they really don't like it, if it is on your ankle and she goes to have a bite, the smell will stop her from making contact and she will eventually associate biting with Vicks and not do it. Just do not put Vicks on your puppy or make her lick or eat it.
With you son, during this critical learning period it might be a good idea for him to not put his face too close to her until she has learned manners and bite inhibition. As she grows older, the bond between your son and her will only increase and you will find he can put his face in front of her for a kiss without fear of biting (assuming they bond).
if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.
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Last edited by Harry and Lola; 08-04-2014 at 07:34 PM.