Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Inland Empire, CA
Sounds like boredom. What do you do with her otherwise? What training do you do? What exercise does she get?
For bite inhibition, you can't just shove a toy in her mouth and walk away. YOU need to make that toy interesting. A few times I played with a toy first and being excited I was playing with the toy and "This toy is so fun!" and being a dork. Then give her the toy, or make her fetch it, or make her "stay" and then "get toy!" You can teach "drop" during fetch. When she brings back toy, tell her to drop (I had to put my finger in her mouth to initiate), then dive treat when she drops it. Give the toy a name. I have names for a few so I can say "Go get/ find Wobble!"
The biting/ landsharking is just something puppies do. It got better for me when mine started teething and wanting to chew on harder things
Remember, that play time is just as important as training. Also remember that when very young, a puppy can only get a few repetitions in. My pup would do 3-5 commands before she was bored of it. Do a few sits or stays and then do play time for 5mins. Then a few more commands, and then play time. Wolfy gave some good bonding things too.
Just like little kids, puppies also need structured nap times. So multiple times of the day, she needs to go into her crate for nap time. Give some treats when putting in the crate
I'm sure you know that crate time should never be punishment
Fun tip: get puppy used to her paws being handled. I will say "Paw!" and grab her paw. This worked because it was winter and I was always having to dry her paws off. Then when it came for nail trimming, she didn't mind the paw holding and now was just adding nails being clipped in which she would get a treat after each nail was trimmed (if she was good with no whining or struggling)