iv read somewhere last night that you act like the dog hurts you whenever he tries to bite even by small bites.it seems to be working on my dog and today didnt give any hard bites just small gentle ones.
just a couple of questions:
is the the best way?
should i continue like this?
should i stop all of the biting even the gentle ones or is it ok if he gently bites?
thanks for the help!
no one way is the best way, it's all based on what gets results from your dog. You may have to modify or change the way you train based on your dog. If he's backing off when you do it, good.
You should also try redirecting to a toy, so say he nips at your hand, you make a hurt noise, he stops, then redirect him with a toy and show him that the toy is the right thing to play with, not your hand.
It is my opinion that a dog should NEVER have their mouth on you, for any reason. What may seem like gentle nip to you may not to someone else. If your pup gets excited and wants to play that way with an elder person, or a child, or even a neighbor who doesn't understand, then there can be very serious repercussions.
Best of luck to you and your dog. There is a lot of good advice here.