OK, it's me again. This is not our first puppy so we have trained them before, but this dog is "dog-zilla!" Missy flat out attacks us but it's just playing. She's not agressive in a harmful way, but we can't get a grip on her biting our ears, nose, jumping and snarling at us and kinda going nuts. Help again, please!
I was told to do as the above post suggested and here are a few others
-Roll dog on back. (This shows YOU are dominant.) -Smack under chin. (Not sure why-get dogs attention?) -Smack rear end with rolled newspaper. (Get dogs attention) -Smack YOUR hand with the newspaper (loudly to get attention) -"Flick" dog on nose. (probably cause it hurts back)
By doing any of those actions YOU are ENCOURAGING the behavior since puppy thinks this is all play. If you do try these things you will probably find puppy does it MORE.
PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY OF THOSE THINGS! THEY DO NOT WORK. The best thing I did was simple. Ignore the dog. Make a big show of ignoring the dog. Turn around and ignore the dog. Do this for a minute then try to play (nicely) if dog gets rough YELP OUCH! Ignore dog. Repeat as necessary each time adding 30 or more seconds.
Puppy will NOT like to be ignored. Puppy will learn (by your yelp OUCH) that this is NOT FUN to do. When puppy is playing nice be sure to let puppy know this.
It worked GREAT with my dog. She quickly learned I was not a chew toy/biting toy. When dogs play with their litter mates they often yelp to let the other know "hey not so rough". If a dog continues doing these things (that hurt) the other dogs won't play with him.
Puppies bite each other in play, they bark and snarl. She is not being agressive, she is being playful. If you don't like the behavior, you ignore it. If she bites you scream and ignore her. If she wont stop you squeeze her muzzle and ignore her.
You have to communicate with her in dog before you can as a person. Ingoring is a sign of displeasure with dogs. If you pay her attention, even to scold her, you are iving her positive feedback and she will continue the behavior.