I have a 12 week old AB (male) that I got when he was 7 weeks old. We are attending puppy kindergarten classes and going lots of places together for socialization purposes. The biggest problem I'm having is his biting. he bites HARD. I've tried lots of tactics to curb this, but nothing seems to work. I've tried holding his muzzle closed and telling him "no bite". I've tried a shaker can. i've tried a water gun. I've also tried holding him by the scruff of the neck and shaking him a bit while telling him "no bite". NOTHING works. he is growing at an alarming pace so I really need to get this problem fixed pronto. any ideas?
From what I have read and I too am having this same issue with my 8 week old American Bulldog is that bulldogs are not biting in the sense we are thinking of but they are mouthing and it can over time become quite hard and this is their way of showing affection. What I am doing and it is working but taking time is every time he tries to mouth my hands or legs to get my attention I immediately say no and put one of his chew toys in his mouth so he is learning he does not put his mouth on people just food and toys.