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    NJEMT is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultNipping 7 month old

    I have a 7 month old Black lab who is still a little mouthy and nips at my 3 year old daughter. It's not all the time just more than I care for. She (the lab) has a wide variety of chew toys and never bites down, just nips. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    DefaultRe: Nipping 7 month old

    Normal puppy behavior. It gets better with correction and age though Jeb still occasionally nips if excited. He's a 1.5 yrs old. He did not respond to holding his mouth closed as a correction. I turn my back and ignore him.
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    My Cooper is also 7 months & started doing the same thing. I tell him no & turn away from him. Hopefully it will sink into his hard head sooner or later. I have more bruises on my arms now than I did when he was teething. Hang in there.
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    DefaultRe: Nipping 7 month old


    IMO - normal but not acceptable at all since she is doing it to your toddler. I would keep her on a tether (6 foot leash) when she is in the vicinity of your daughter. The nipping behavior should be corrected (remove her from your daughter, put her in a sit stay) and you should be rewarding her when she plays properly.

    Have you had her in any sort of puppy class?

    BTW - I am in NJ too.
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    DefaultRe: Nipping 7 month old

    Thanks all for your input. Raven has been in puppy class, a very good one IMO, run by a former K9 officer and trainer for law enforcement and the military.

    I thought it was just puppy stuff but wanted some backup on it. Thanks again.

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