Hello all -- we have a 3-month-old goldendoodle, Teddy. Not surprisingly, Teddy has a biting issue. What is particularly galling, however, is that he really goes after one person more than anybody -- my wife, who spends more time with him than anybody and who is his regular walker/feeder, etc. We have read all of the discussions about tips to stop him from biting (timeouts, turning our back to him, not using hands, etc.), but does have any explanation or additional tips from stopping him from going after her, who he seems to consider the "alpha male" and who he is trying to dominate? My wife will get up and yell "ow" and he just keeps after her over and over again. Do we just have to be patient or are there any additional things we can do in the short term to get him through this rough patch?
I have the same issue with my 8 mth old border collie mix. I don't think there is an exact answer. She was 4 1/2 mths when we adopted her & is getting better with time. I usually just hold her head & look her in the eye & tell her firmly "no bite". Sometimes it works. Most people will tell you to ignore the dog but I find that impossible to do because the biting hurts (even though she's playing - blood has been drawn & bruises left). She is just hyper and plays rough. We try to wear her out playing fetch but some days she just doesn't want to do anything except jump on me & bite. At that point, she either has to go outside or go in her crate. I plan to get her some obedience training in the fall. It's been 100+ in LA all summer and I have not been able to get motivated to take her yet. I feel your pain. Good Luck.