Biting and nipping dog behavior is beginning to become a habit & it hurts.
Hi all-I went through and read other posts, but thought I'd bring it back up and see if anyone is having this trouble with and older puppy. Khloe is almost 6 months and always has tried to chew on our hands/fingers when we rub her tummy. She also nips at my toes, sandals (when I walk), pj's, pants.
This happens mostly when I take her outside at night. I've tried to turn and ignore her, but she just continues to nip. I've hollered "ow" and she stops for a moment, but then starts up again. Sometimes, she'll just jump up and nip us in the face. I've used a squirt bottle, newspaper, putting her back in her pen (for a time out), holding her snout shut and telling her "no bite", and most recently, squirting bitter apple in her mouth. She doesn't like that, but I feel bad squirting it in her mouth. I've pinned down into a submissive position & told her "no bite", but that only lasts for a moment.
We've been to obedience class & they just say, ignore her. For Khloe, ignoring doesn't seem to work. Maybe, I need to enlist in a trainer... I teach Kindergarten & see how often children behave poorly for their parents and great at school. I wonder if it is the same for dogs. (They know just how far to push..)
Thanks for any help. She is going to be spayed next week. Maybe that will help.