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MichaelGermanshepherd 07-05-2014 05:56 PM

Advise for puppy nipping.
Hello, our 9 week old shepherd puppy is nipping everyone and everything. Does anyone have any advise on how we can stop it or what we should use for her to chew on, instead of my son! :) Thanks for any advise anyone can give.

Audie1 07-05-2014 07:13 PM

There are soooo many opinions regarding this matter. Take a look around the site for various techniques that you could use.

One thing is for certain; GSDs are "landsharks" and they all nip as pups. But, rest assured, they all outgrow it and sometimes you just have to weather the storm... heh.

Be sure to get your pup enrolled in some sort of puppy kindergarten. It's a great opportunity to both teach and learn from your new companion :)

Good luck!

Mwelsh03 07-05-2014 07:21 PM

What worked for me was bitter apple spray. A squirt in the mouth immediately after a nip let him know it wasn't okay. They eventually grow out of it thought at around 5-6 months old.

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SuperG 07-05-2014 07:23 PM

I have to admit.....I bit back.


steve-sh 07-05-2014 07:25 PM

for me i guess youtube helped me alot, and alot of research,i know my puppy still really young, but whenever i see her nipping something or even me i take it out from her mouth and put one of her toys instead. she still bites here and there when im not looking but my shoes are safe now :P

MichaelGermanshepherd 07-05-2014 07:29 PM


Thank you so much for your advice.

Bellagrl 07-14-2014 01:03 AM

I was overwhelmed with the intensity of the nipping in my 9 week old pup. It was constant and left marks on my arms. The nipping was so bad that I wanted to give this puppy away that I researched 4 months before I found the breeder. I took him to puppy daycare a couple of times a week and hired a personnel trainer to talk me off the ledge. My brother in law said give him a year and you will fall in love and that's exactally what happened,
My falco is the love of my life. He's very affectionate, loving and no nipping. He is 14 months now. So dont give up hope. You too will fall in love with your pup!

Cassidy's Mom 07-14-2014 02:01 AM

Here's a thread with lots of information and links about puppy biting:

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