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    Dalila is offline Junior Member
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    We just got a12 week old puppy about a week ago. He mouths a lot when excited but yesterday and today as my 5 year old son was playing with him he's lunged for my son's hand and nipped when my son grabbed one of his toys. How can I teach him that he must never nip my kids no matter what? I want to nip this behavior in the bud before it escalates.

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    He's a puppy. puppies nip. everyone. I would control how the child and the puppy play, no rough housing, to tugging.

    I would work with the five year old to help you train the puppy. To feed the puppy. Obviously you have to be there, you have to help the child thru each step but the more the child does these things - the better it sets a relationship with the puppy where he is above hte puppy, not another puppy. You have to be RIGHTTHRE for all interactions between the two and intervene before the puppy gets too exited and start jumping/nipping.

    Look for a puppy class in your area, they often encourage kids to come and will be a great help to the entire family. these classes are for young puppies.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Tanya gave you excellent advice. I just wanted to say welcome

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