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      Bitey face with mom

      So this evening when I was petting Forest and telling him he is a good boy (because he was actually sitting calmly) he decided it would be fun to try to do bitey face with ME like he would another dog. Now it didn't really hurt, and left no mark whatsoever. I immediately told him NO! and put my hand over his mouth. He didn't attempt this anymore. Did I correct him correctly? Is there a better way I could have done this? I want to make sure he does not do this again to me, but especially to either of my kids.

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      When they're little and before they learn not to randomly nip at things, I would say not to let the kids down on the floor at his level, where he might bite their face in play. If they're down with him, he's more likely to think they're play mates and try to play like he did with his litter mates. Your correction sounds fine, you'll likely have to do it over and over and over, since he's still young.

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      Forest is a year old so not a little pup any more. I realize in a puppy that is normal but I didn't really expect it of a one year old dog.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Melly View Post
      Forest is a year old so not a little pup any more. I realize in a puppy that is normal but I didn't really expect it of a one year old dog.
      Mentally, labs are puppies until about 2. He's probably also trying to figure out the rules of your household. If you're consistent, Forest will learn quickly!
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      Quote Originally Posted by kimbersmom View Post
      Mentally, labs are puppies until about 2. He's probably also trying to figure out the rules of your household. If you're consistent, Forest will learn quickly!
      That is true. I know he is trying to figure things out and get to know us. We are trying to be consistent and I do see improvements. He isn't jumping up on people or things quite as much!

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      You did perfect Melly. If you have to do it again, try grabbing its snout (top jaw) while pressing the dog's lips against their own teeth of the top jaw, state your disapproval and repeat No Bite or the command you have already used several times while pressing lips on their teeth. Use a stern voice. This will reinforce your no bite command. I am working with a 2.8 year old lab that still likes to be mouthy if given the chance. They usually mean no harm but NOT acceptable.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TX_LAB_AmateurTrainer View Post
      You did perfect Melly. If you have to do it again, try grabbing its snout (top jaw) while pressing the dog's lips against their own teeth of the top jaw, state your disapproval and repeat No Bite or the command you have already used several times while pressing lips on their teeth. Use a stern voice. This will reinforce your no bite command. I am working with a 2.8 year old lab that still likes to be mouthy if given the chance. They usually mean no harm but NOT acceptable.

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      Thank you so much! He hasn't done that since, so I think he got the idea that this is not acceptable. He has also stopped mouthing when I try to take something out of his mouth. He is learning a little more self control.

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