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    Hello all. I have a well bred black lab female, just 3 months old. She is the third black lab we have had, each one at a time. She is the mouthiest I ever remember dealing with. She does what I call shark jumping - launching herself, usually at me - with all teeth ready to engage. Turning my back helps somewhat but she is plenty happy to bite the back of my pants. Water spray worked once and then no more. Pennies in can does not work. She will launch herself and steal the can from the table and prance around with it. She will sit on command when having this attitude but has not learned to stay. My best tactic is to make her sit, toss a toy in the other direction and leave the room. But I really want her to stop this behavior. Any tips?

    She gets a lot of exercise and we have a fully fenced back yard so I sometimes pop her outside by herself where she happily makes mulch.

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    When she bites or nips you let out a squeal then fold your arms and turn your back and walk off from her. The squeal is what her litter mates would've done if she had bite them too hard and the folding arms with back turned makes you boring to her and she with become disinterested in you. She will eventually get the point that bites don't get her what she wants.
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    My black lab is 3 months and does the same! ):
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    Yeah, I hate to say it, but my lab is SIX months and does the same if he's excited or overtired. drives me nuts. I'm trying to implement the 'ignore' back thing but last night he bit me in the ASS! OUCH it hurt!!! I yelped for sure.


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    hahahahaha This is what I have to look forward to!

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    maloneandme....that is too funny. I actually laughed out loud sitting at my desk!!! Luckily Apollo got past most of his biting behavior!!!



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    Phew. Good to know.

    I actually went home after the shark bite attack and got my hubby to check my left cheek for a bite mark.

    There was nothing. Just same old cottage cheese.


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    Toby is almost 6 months and he is getting better but still has a way to go. I always say the same each time NO BITE!!!! He sometimes gets it and other times barks back. Brat!

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    Today she started shark biting my ass when I turned my back. I got angry and tried that "hand bite" thing the Dog Whisperer does, and it did work quite well! She does not jump to bite me anymore, but still bites those who try to play with her.
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    Ugh Julia, doesn't it drive you nuts!?!?! Yeah, I find that grabbing his leash, and holding his muzzle firmly until he calms down works better than ignoring.


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