Boop is the same way. I notice we all got our pups too young, mine at 5 weeks, and not biting, or at least not biting too hard, is part of what they learn from their moms. Ours were taken away from their moms before they could learn.
I'm not consistent, I fear. I let her bite/don't even notice her bites if they are very gentle. So she escalates. I think she's better at nine months than she used to be, but she'd still rather chew on me than her toys.
I've heard to take your hands away and not even look at them for a minute or two, punishment by shunning?, and I do that but not consistently. And yip like a pup would when the bite is too hard. Boop will stop and stare at me when I do that, so it's meaningful to her. A very low-pitched "Boop, stop biting" gets her attention, too. A few months ago, she'd be so wrought up that nothing would stop her. Now, she's much calmer and kinder.
Last edited by Pauline Leland; 01-25-2007 at 03:42 AM.