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Puppy Nibbles and Bites.

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Hi all, I have a 12 week old doodle that really likes to nip at my 8 year old and 5 year olds heals. Is 3 months old a big teething time fr pups/ Oliver hasn't chewed shoes or anything he's not supposed to (yet) but he likes to nip at the kids heels and clothes. Any suggestions to get him to stop We just say NO and direct him to a che toy. Is this the thing to do and how long does it take for them to 'get it' I've never had a puppy who likes to nip so much. He nips at our inlaws dogs heels too.

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Another thing I did was make sure the boys showed some dominance around Bailey. One way to do this is to have the kids feed the pup his food. I have the boys fill the bowl, hold it up and have Bailey sit before giving it to him.
I think this is excellent advice. We do this exercise with both of our doodles for every meal. I think it is puppy biting and something that he will outgrow with time (Dexter had me in tears w/his puppy biting until around 4.5 months)...just keep saying "no" and give him an appropriate chew just takes some time. Another idea, you could try removing Oliver from the play area (either to his crate or another room) so that he learns the fun stops when he nips.
although he does still bother my 7 year old sometimes. I do think it's the dominance issue, so I try to have my son give him sit/down commands several times a day (treating afterward), and when possible I have him be the one to let Cooper outside.
have you ever tried having your son feed Cooper? We had a few dominance issues with Kirby. We make both doodles sit and put their food down. We tell them to "wait" and they can only eat their food when we say "Ok". Given how much dogs value food I think it teaches them that the person feeding them controls the food (and therefore is dominant).
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