Okay, so if you've read any of my previous posts you know that we adopted a 4 month old GSD in December and that we've had a really difficult time training her. We were working with a local trainer, but we weren't too fond of her methods so we've been on the hunt for a new trainer. We are now working on getting her into Ivan Balabanov's program after a few suggestions from forum members but there is a long wait period. In the meantime, I'm working with her on my own but there are 2 behaviors that are driving me CRAZY... biting and jumping. She's always been quite mouthy, and I honestly believe part of the problem is the way her previous owner handled it. We won't go there... But we've worked on it consistently since adopting her with very little progress. Whenever she's excited, she jumps all over people (mostly me) and grabs at arms, feet, legs, or whatever else she can get her mouth on. I've recently been trying to turn my back to her until I cant get her into a calm enough state to sit but it's extremely frustrating. She also bites out of frustration when being forced to do something she doesn't want to. She's not a mean dog by any means, but she's now 8 months old and her bites HURT. Does anyone have any tips for breaking these habits?