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Question by gracie
Submitted on 7/15/2003
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My labrador retreiver is 7 1/2 months old. He still exhibits "play-biting". It's getting frustrating as he is getting stronger. Is this normal? What can we do to correct this behavior?

Answer by ddandkat@msn.com
Submitted on 9/25/2003
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hi my lab is 5 months and does this also.tying to break the habit.i have been told to put your hand over his mouth then say no then show him your palm to lick.


Answer by JoeV
Submitted on 10/2/2003
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I broke my 5-month chocolate lab of the play biting habit by using the forcibly closed-mouth method mentioned above and also by putting the pup's own paw in her mouth and GENTLY forcing her to bite down on it. Yelling "No biting!" in a sharp, startling tone helps with the negative re-enforcement. She soon learned it wasn't a pleasant experience.


Answer by Meowmix
Submitted on 10/28/2003
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Don't push hard or be violent


Answer by balldude
Submitted on 11/22/2003
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A firm "no bite" usually does the trick, but I try to make sure to show her something she can bite, chew, or tug on for when she's in the mood to use her chompers in her play!


Answer by DrDog
Submitted on 12/22/2003
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Using violence or other harmful technique is never the right solution. Instead try a firmly NO. stand up so the dog can't bite. Ignore the dog and when it stops the unacceptable behavior give it lots of credit. Hurting it will only create an insecure and frustrated puppy.


Answer by Cat Tab
Submitted on 2/3/2004
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my lab is 8 months is now living with an ordinary dog. she is now behaving the same way the ordinary dogs do. is that bad?


Answer by excel
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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hi, I've got a 7 mth lab. He plays the bitting game with people that let him. I don't play the bitting game so tell him "no I don't play the bitting game" he has leaned to stop when told no. Maybe I'm just lucky. Don't know.


Answer by Sammi
Submitted on 3/30/2004
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I have two labs, with both I gently put my hand deeper into the dogs mouth whenever he "bit" me, and then said a very firm "NO" and gave him something to chew on, and said "Good Boy".  This worked very well with both dogs.  They did not like the feel of my large hands in their still small mouths.  They would pull away and try to spit my hand out, and learned they did not like it.  


Answer by Sandy
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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We have a 9 month old lab who did ALOT of play biting when he was younger, we used a breath spray and squirted his tongue each time he would "mouth"inappropriately, worked like a charm, you must be consistent with this and never let him play bite you.  Our trainer taught us that trick, also white vinegar in a spray bottle works too, but our boy liked the vinegar!!  He is a wonderful, well behaved pup now, it takes time to raise a nice one, just like children! Good luck.


Answer by rich
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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im about to get a lab whos about 8 weeks old.. can someone tell me if these dogs grow fast? and how should i approach this puppy in learnin how to sit, come, and house training.. thank you


Answer by missylyn@aol.com
Submitted on 10/11/2004
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i just received a new baby chocolate lab..
3 months old and she bites... feets,ankles, jewlery, pants bottoms , hands, fngers,(and we luv her)...but do not know how to curb the biting..... keep me posted if you have any new revelations.. thanks....


Answer by dpratt
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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I am considering a lab puppy.  Any advice on house training???


Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 6/26/2005
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How to teach your puppy not to bite is NOT to draw attention to it by: YELLING, HITTING, or (forcing your hand in it mouth), this only confuses the pup he/she cant understand yelling it only thinks your excited or playing. Ignore your pup when she/he bites give her/him an appropriate chew toy then reward the pup to set a pattern. They will not continue behavior they are not rewarded. You make think when you yell your pup understand that they were bad but they think your excited so it continues then if you hit the pup they are only confused and may not understand why they were hit. Never make eye contact or pet your puppy when she/he is biting or behaving badly. Love your puppy and train it to do positive things and ignore the neg. ones and you should be surprised at how quickly your puppy responds. Remember it takes patience and love to raise a good pup. Not force and anger


Answer by dodo
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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use a little tiny dab of tabasco sauce wherever he or she bites. do not use too much. they'll never bite again.


Answer by amy
Submitted on 2/13/2006
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i have a 7 month old lab n he is gorgeous but wen we play with him he also starts to nibble and bite so we do the hands over mouth and tell him NO and he does as hes told its gr8 to have a well trained dog !!
can anyone solve dogs having accidents in the night ?


Answer by Paige
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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Hi my lab is 10 months old and he didn't stop play biting until he was 7 in a half months old. What i did was everytime he started biting i would fold my arms and walk away. It worked and he just stopped biting.


Answer by chelsismum
Submitted on 8/10/2006
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My 7 month old black lab girl loves to bite me the more I tell her no the more she thinks it is a game and comes back even more determined to bite anything that gets in her way. I have tried holding her mouth together and sticking my hand down the back of her mouth I believe that she enjoys this. HELP


Answer by hannah
Submitted on 2/24/2007
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my lab is just past two months.he likes to bite and he is great with me but no one else. when we got him he was only two months old he was sooo cute.


Answer by Elizabeth
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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When your Lab play bites you give a loud yelp, just like a puppy would, the dog will then understand he or she has hurt you and stop. You may feel silly but it does work, promise. I have had Labradors all my life and I think they are the most wonderful dogs.


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