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We just got a new girl (Heidi) a week ago. She is 15 weeks old and healthy. She is adjusting to my wife and I and 3 kids. My question is, how do I control Heidi from constantly wanting to nibble on my son's and daughter's hands, feet, legs... everywhere constantly. The kids are becoming annoyed with this behavior and I want them to be happy with the puppy instead of not wanting anything to do with her. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Perfectly normal and will continue for a couple of months. There are threads you can read about teaching bite inhibition.
 

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i think in a thread someone said to put some butter on their skin and let the dog lick it off so they get used to licking skin not biting. correct when you see nibbling and then give a toy they can nibble on.
 

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As Stosh said, there are good threads that go over Bite Inhibition. It is improtant to teach bite inhibition, and not only redirect. The dog should learn how to have a 'soft mouth' in addtion to learning not to play bite.
 
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