Play biting - chase biting
Hey I was just after some advice and maybe some different views on how you handled play biting with other dogs off leash. I've been advised by my trainer to never allow play biting off leash.
The thing is, that's usually what my 9 month old boy goes for straight away. If another dog shows signs of wanting to play then he is happy to chase and grab the scruff.
I don't want to ban him from playing off leash for what could take 2 years for him to stop play biting, it seems really harsh. But my trainer told me not to let him 'practise' the behaviour and eventually he'll grow out of it.
How did you guys handle it? Did you stop your pup playing with other dogs all together? Or did you use a different method?
A side note. My pup is very dog friendly he loves all dogs and has to say hi to everyone we meet (including the small ones, most are scared so I don't allow him to approach them unless they come to him) but he just has an obsession with biting. I guess I heard it's just a GSD thing, they play rough but I need to keep it in check.