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My little girl is 12 weeks old/ 3 months. She has little needle teeth what can I do to make her stop? We have tons of chews, toys, and snacks for her but she loves biting my hands, face, ears, and well any skin. Any suggestions on fixing this little issue?
 

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When my puppies would bite, I would yelp like a dog, then give a toy for them to chew. Or I would put them down if the were on my lap. She's teething right now, so she is trying to teeth on everything. Unfortunately, the age she is is a bad one for biting problems, but she will grow out of it.
 

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Welcome! My little Khorra is 9 weeks old and she loves to nip with her little needles as well, lol! She has lots of toys and chews, but prefers our hands. I'm also not sure how to make her stop other than telling her firmly "no" and giving her something else to chew on like a toy, but that hasn't really worked very well yet. She'll chew on the toy for a second and then go right back to wanting to play rough with our hands. Hopefully someone will have some good advice.
 

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What worked for my sister's lab puppy for biting was if he bit while playing, we'd clap our hands loudly once and saw "ouch!", get up, and ignore him for a couple of seconds.
For my dad's pit, we gave her Nylabones, which she loved.
Have you tried giving your pup a bully stick?
 

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My little girl is 12 weeks old/ 3 months. She has little needle teeth what can I do to make her stop? We have tons of chews, toys, and snacks for her but she loves biting my hands, face, ears, and well any skin. Any suggestions on fixing this little issue?
Many weeks ago I posted the same question. Many weeks later....we are still at it! BUT I can say that she does not do it as much as she used to. Now she knows she is not allowed to bite.

She will mostly do it out of excitment when playing, never from spite (only the vet), but it hurts! We keep on and keep on consistantly saying ouch and stopping any kind of interaction or if she starts going nuts we yell ouch and give her something else to bite on. For me being understanding and correcting her sweetly didn't work. It is the only time she is scolded mostly because it is her only bad behavior..so far.

As time passes I hope she stops all together. She has greatly improved and 9 times out of 10 will stop when we yell ouch. She might do it again 2 minutes later but she does back off for a bit. She didnt do that in the beginning.

Consistancy is the key and tons of patience.

P.S Welcome!!!:daisy:
 

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Does she have the opportunity to play with other dogs? That's the best way for them to learn. I got my 2nd puppy and the first one literally stopped mouthing overnight because she let him know in no uncertain terms that she did not want to be mouthed on (Chihuahua scream of death). If you have a friend's or family member's dog she can interact with or you can take her to puppy school that might help. As the others have said it's just her age and she will outgrow it.
 

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My little girl is 12 weeks old/ 3 months. She has little needle teeth what can I do to make her stop? We have tons of chews, toys, and snacks for her but she loves biting my hands, face, ears, and well any skin. Any suggestions on fixing this little issue?
Ours did this PLAYING as puppies.But as they matured they all got out of it.We actually sit and laugh about it NOW.It want so funny then
 

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Another good thing to try if she is teething really bad is put an ice cube in a sock and tie it closed and let her chew on it. I did the same thing where I cry every time one tried to bite me and it has always worked.
 

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I have the same problem. Mylo is also 12 weeks. He only ever bites when over excited and kit tends to be my face! Fairly often he'll miss a toy and bite me instead but I don't suppose there's much I can do about that since it's an accident. I tried yelping but that only seemed to encourage him but strangely ouch works as does a sharp intake of breath which I noticed because I did that when it hurt and he stopped right away and looked at me. Thinking about it now, he has actually improved. I tend to say ouch to get him to stop, tell him no and then go back to playing. If he does the same thing I repeat and either fold my arms and avoid eye contact if im on the floor or put him down if he's on my lap. I wish I had dogs to socialise him with. I've looked into puppy classes but most are in the evening when I work and they cost a lot and are difficult to get to since I don't drive. I guess it will just take time. Good luck!
 

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Honey used to bite down even harder when i yelped like a dog. She would refuse her chewies when i offered her one instead of my poor fingers! I started using the phrase 'No Biting' in a firm voice coupled with putting her on the floor, turning away and ignoring her for half a minute. She used to then go for my feet, but then she got a time out - me walking away and closing the baby-gate on her for half a minute.
She knows what No Biting means now, and stops, 9 times out of 10. Although she's not a tiny pup anymore, she still tries to bite/mouth on me when we are playing, i thought she would have grown out of it by now - little monster! Play still has to stop when she bites.
 

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My Chi Spike is 5 months old and we have been dealing with the biting...I had read to yelp or screech very loudly when he bit but he seemed to keep coming back for more...he mostly likes to bite fingers...and its not hard but just annoying...anyway, I read an article saying that you want to do the yelping/screeching but to be sure you are not jerking your hand away before doing it...in other words, when your puppy bites your hand, finger etc...dont jerk away...when you do its a que to your puppy to keep going in dog language...this excites him more...so be still and yelp/screech VERY LOUDLY...and for me it has worked.....he now licks me apologetically...he is learning that this hurts and is not ok and hes getting much better.
 

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Puppies tend to be bitey since they're teething and naturally curious about things. It's something you'll have to put up with somewhat while the dog matures but you can train them away from this behavior although it may not be quick.

The problem with squealing noises, saying 'ouch' or the like is that the pup will often treat this as an invitation to continue playing. This will work with sometimes but the more excited the pup is, the less likely it will work.

Ignoring or timeouts can work but this doesn't train against the problem specifically. The pup isn't likely to understand why they're getting a negative reward.

What I've found that works is an "off" command. To train this put a favorite treat in your hand. The pup will start trying to get the treat. Don't let them have it until they back off. Then use your command word ("off" or whatever) and your command marker (click, "yes", etc.) and give the treat. This method gives them a reward for a specific action based on a command, just like any other trick you want to teach (sit, stay, etc.).
 

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Mine is the same age and she does that and I've also tried the chew toys and she wants to bite on my shoes hands and toes


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I have a red swollen cuticle today from Winston biting me like a possesed little monster last night! Chloe is is usual favorite chew toy but she wasn't in the mood last night so he turned his frustration on me. I kept trying to get him to bite on a toy instead of me but he wanted none of it, he wanted flesh! I ended up making him play fetch for 10 mins which took the wind out of his sails and we could all enjoy a relaxing evening on the couch. I think he really needs a bully stick to chew on but when we have them Axle turns evil and hoards them all and won't let anyone near them and it just turns into a nightmare. I guess Chloe and I will have to bear the brunt of Winnie's teething for the next month or so.
 

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Ah yes, the biting stage! Christie's idea with an ice cube is excellent. I was going to say just a facecloth - I used to wet a facecloth, wring it out tight, leaving it in the twisted position, put it in the freezer til frozen solid and he loved it!

Yelling "ouch" works also. They do outgrow it - with our help!
 
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