As you can see from the photos, Bess is quite the sweet bouncing, cute little lab puppy. She has also become a major biter. She bites me morning, noon and night. Sometimes she snaps and makes a chomp chomp sound into the air. Today she even did a few flying bites.
I have been reading up on this topic. Many modern articles suggest saying 'ouch' and moving away. I have tried that. I am open to other suggestions. The breeder said when all else fails there is the spray bottle. All suggestions are welcome.
See the thread in this section "Puppy Terrible Twos -- Establishing Dominance"
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Thanks again. This is all great info. It seems that giving her a chew toy may work over time. When she bites me she thinks she is playing a fun game. Her tail is wagging and to my amazement, sometimes she retreats and comes at me standing on her hind legs while snapping away like a crocodile. Now that she has had her main shots, I will try some puppy classes somewhere. I know Petsmart offers classes 1 nite a week. Take care...Howell