How to Prevent Your Dog from Nipping You and Yours
Why do friendly puppies nip people? They do this to play, to get attention and because they are teething. The good news is that this is a puppy behavior that almost all will grow out of naturally. It is very important to avoid getting frustrated and resorting to punishments / corrections which could damage your relationship down the road. It is also important to teach your puppy how delicate human skin is, so let her experiment a bit and to give her feedback (say "yipe!" and remove your attention) when she nips too hard. If you get more and more sensitive to nips she will soon find that humans are very sensitive and respond accordingly with her teeth.
We're in luck! Nipping is a very easy to stop because we KNOW what the pup wants - to play and chew! So, give her lots of available chew toys and then whenever she nips, walk away from her and ignore her (if she follows nipping at your heels you need to use a tie back, time out or gate). And when she's gentle stay and play. Don't forget: This too will pass!
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