Jumping up and nipping/biting!
Lexi is four months old and is jumping up on people and trying to lick, bite, nip. I know this is "normal" puppy behavior but it's getting out of hand, she's bitten my husband and myself each time drawing blood. I am very concerned she will bite our daughter or a stranger. I've been taking her to school with me since we first got in her in order to socialize her and she loves the kids but I'm too afraid to take her any more for fear she'll bite one of them. In our area dog obedience classes will not take any dog younger than 5 months, so it will be next month before we can sign her up for any formal training. In the meantime we've been trying the "no bite" command, the yelping, the scruffing, etc., but nothing seems to really be working. It's like she honestly doesn't understand why she shouldn't be doing this ya know? It's not an aggressive behavior at all, this always happens when she's happy and excited and playful, her ears are always down and her tail is always wagging when this is going on. I feel bad for her because she really really loves people, especially children, but I can't expose them to her until this is under control.
Thanks in advance for any and all tips you can send my way!!
P.S. Duh! I wasn't sure if I had posted my earlier post about this, LOL, I remembered writing it then thought I had forgotten to hit post! So anyway, here is another post about Lexi's biting!
Very Proud Mommy to Maddie (human) Lexi (German Shepherd) and Bella (cat)!!!!