just thought i would say hi to everyone, just got a loveraable chocolate lab eleven weeks old, learning very quickly due to him being my first dog. If only i can get him to stop nipping my feet and hands than the world would be a happy place.
enjoy gilly the nipping cos our puppy now like to lick your feet, and now its summer!!! and socks are off hes getting worse.....enjoy your little bundle of fun they don't stay little forever...although they do stay cute...
The nipping will stop, I had same prob and the way I dealt with it was I would ' yelp ' as soon as nipped, turn away and ignore for a few seconds. That would be what his litter mates would do to show him he was out of order. After those few seconds you must return to normal. But repeat, instantly, every time he does it. Worked for me
If you persevere, it should stop quite quickly.
As with all training timing is the key, so you need to react immediatly for it to sink into his gorgeous puppy brain ! :wink:
I have an 11 week old yellow lab - Mario. Know exactly what you mean about the nipping! It does hurt too but its getting easier since following the advice on the forum. Even though Mario still nips, he's looking out of the corner of his eye as if to say 'am I going to get away with this'!
He's our new family member and also my new best friend :wink:
Hi Gilly, welcome to the forum. Im sure you will find the site very useful, I know I am!! Know exactly what you mean about the nipping, I have a 7 week old lab and am having exactly the same problem - doesn't it hurt!!!
cheers all for the repiles,the pups name is leo,took him for the his first walk today after he had his injection and i most say ha was better than expected, thought he was going to be a complete nightmare(i was wrong) he was just a nightmare .
Well post some picture as soon as i can and going to try the yelp technic put i think the girlfriend does that already :roll:
Hi there - welcome to Lab Forums and the wonderful world of Lab Ownership!
The nipping used to get me down quite a lot, but I followed the advice here, mainly made a loud noise when he did it and shut myself away from him for a little while so we could both calm down. He still does it sometimes when we play, but I can forgive him that as he just gets a bit over-excited I think.
Another tip I picked up was to hand feed him at times so he got used to treating hands with respect, and took gently from my hand. Would only recommend this if you are feeding him dry food though
Leo is a lovely name - and it's my star sign too! Grrrrr!
Look forward to hearing all about Leo.
All the best,
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