Tried it--it only works for a few seconds.Originally posted by lethal tupperwa
grab his mouth and press down on his tongue with your thumb.
keep it there for a while he won't want it there.
Do this every time he bites.
I cured a friends pit bull of the habit in a few minutes.
I've done that many a time, too. He wriggles, and eventually settles down. Then, when I put him back down, he starts playing again, nipping my calves.Originally posted by sdakota
You need to assert your dominance as the "leader of the pack".
Your pup should never nip you after you tell him the game is over.
It's easier when the "puppy" doesn't weigh 80 lbs but if you are physically able, try picking the dog up off the ground. Keep all four feet up and hold him until he settles down.
Make sure he knows it is not a game.
If he still won't submit, wrap a hand around his throat.
Don't use much pressure at all, no need to hurt him.
This seems to impress upon Poochy just who is the boss.
It's worked on my dogs in the past.
It isn't really hard nipping, usually--but he does this a lot to me. Once in a while, he gets carried away and bites hard, but never enough to break the skin or anything like that.
Except the time I decided to smack his snout with my other hand still in it--that hurt--ME!:freak: