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    swmasson is offline Junior Member
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    QuestionCharlie... No... Stop biting!!!

    Hi all,

    We got an 8 week old puppy who has settled in to his new home perfectly, since he's become comfortable he has been play biting beyond what i would have thought normal... His baby teeth which all seem to have grown in are there and they're quite sharp - Maybe he is too yound to realise just how powerful his jaws/teeth are and that it can hurt...

    We got him some chew toys and he loves them, he doesnt bite any of the furniture other than the pillows on the sofa which we try to prevent but throughing him a toy...

    Anyways, was wondering if this constant play biting was normal and if so how long before he would be old enough to know better... I know every dog is different, just looking for other people experiences...

    Thanks in advance...

    SWM

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    Oh yes, those little razors in their mouth are very sharp and very painful. With my little one, if she bites my hands too hard I muzzle her snout with my hand and tell her NO firmly. I don't squeeze very tight at all. I then redirect and give her one of her toys so she knows she can chew on that. It is working very well.

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    Please read this thread - https://www.justlabradors.com/forum/t...new-owner.html

    This issue and many other puppy problems are addressed here. Mouthiness is addressed hundreds of times on the board - if you use the search function you can find a whole lot of advice.
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    Yep....more than normal! My hands and arms looked like swiss cheese and Sophie drew blood! We put a hand on her muzzle every time she bit and commanded "Don't Bite!" It took about a month of sticking with it for her to figure out what all the fuss was about! It will get better....
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    Oh my goodness most definitely normal!! I had so many scars, scratches, and bruises all over my arms and legs...and the scars are still there as a reminder haha. I know I personally posted about this same issue. Most definitely stay diligent!! Yelping when he bites and then discontinuing play should help get the point across...they do not like to be ignored! There are tons of other methods you can try, too, but whatever you do, stick with one and don't ease up! It will get better!!

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    Also...he is soooo cute!!! Ahhh so so so unbelievably adorable !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Mouthiness is addressed hundreds of times on the board
    Something any puppy owner will go through, thank the lord that Ozzy now has his adult teeth and the nipping is over and done with.
    Ozzy Born 19th March 2012



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