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    I know labs are supposed to have "soft mouths" but Titan is just the opposite. He claps down on whatever is in his mouth and is sometimes rough when taking thing, sometimes getting fingers with whatever he's taking. Is there a way to teach him to have a softer mouth?

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    How old is he?
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    if, when you give him a treat, instead of holding it out for him, hold it in a closed hand, saying "gentle" as you open your hand . then, in time, hold a piece of the treat out of a mostly closed hand, again saying "gentle",
    mine, for the most part, leave the fingers.

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    He's 4 1/2

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    Agree with Bett's advice.

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    I have done that, he's getting a lot better taking treats. He still takes some toys quite rough i.e. rope toys, balls
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    Do the same with toys as you would a treat. If he rips it out of your hands or gets a finger in his mouth, say "gentle" and take it back, start again. At 4 1/2 he shouldn't be so rough. He will get it, but you need to be consistent. It isn't just about taking food roughly, it's taking anything roughly, he needs to understand when it comes to using his mouth to take anything from people he needs to be gentle.

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