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    I have a friend who absolutely adores Sami. My friend basically goes looney over Sami every time she sees her. Needless to say, Sami now get wacko at the sight of her. However, as part of Sami's excitement, she puts her mouth on my friend's arm. She doesn't bite down -- it's all soft mouth stuff -- but I'd like to discourage it because someone else might interpret it differently. Any suggestions for correcting this behavior?

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    DefaultRe: Mouthing

    Ernie was a shocking mouther, and would get caried away and sink his teeth in.
    When he did it I yelped as if he was really hurting. (sometimes he did and left marks). I then said no bite. As he got better I would say a gentle no bite as he started to do it. He would stop and I praise him. He has got so much better.

    I would also ask your friend not to play with Sami for 5 mins after she see here and Sami will settle. If it is like Ernie it is part of the excitment. Even if it is soft stuff I was always worried he would do it to a child and nip too hard or the parent think he was biting.

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