2 mo.old puppy biting tips?

Submitted by Ashfitz422 on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 09:16
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Hey, I just rescued a 2 month old pitbull from the SPCA a week ago and I know that shes super young but her biting is out of control. I've learned to make a loud noise or loudly say "ouch!" and stop playing with her after she bites.. but its still occuring. She'll chase after everyones ankles and bite them (hard!)  Is there any other tips that may help or suggestions? She tends to be nicer with young children but rough with adults. 

Thanks!

Consistancy is the key.  She is just being a puppy and playing with you like you're another puppy.  You can try the dominance training thing with her; roll her on her back and kneel over her, or hold her upside down like a baby in your arms, wait until she stops stuggling, then let her up.  Do this whenever she gets out of line.  For the most part, though, just be firm.  You can tap her on the nose and tell her no or just quit playing with her.  She will figure it out.  However, you can't ignore it sometimes, then get onto her when you get tired of it.  ANY time you see her nip or bite at heels/ankles or while you're playing or absolutely ANY other time, you need to let her know it is absolutely not acceptable!!