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hey there - does anyone have any suggestions on how to get snoopy to stop biting me (and others) so hard???
i've tried YELPING and acting all hurt and then putting my hand back and praising when she bites gently...
and i've tried standing up and ignoring her and ending play time as soon as she bites too hard...
but she STILL bites - and it HURTS!
i have also given her a wide variety of toys that she does chew!
any suggestions? thanks
 

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I was helping foster puppies, and I gave them stick chews. The 5 rawhide that kind of looks like a finger. It helped them to stop biting me and bite on that, but I only gave it to them supervised so they wouldn't choke on it.
 

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I used a spray bottle with Chloe. At first with water, but when she started liking it, I used mint fresh.... she makes a face just seeing it, and won't bite/try stealing food/anything.

Just spraying from a little distance towards their nose. That will do it.
 

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hm ok i do the spray bottle for a lot of things! she hates it.
as soon as she sees the bottle she stops doing what she's doing i don't even have to spray her anymore. but as soon as its away she bites again :S
ugh and i've done the little bone chew thing too.
guess i just have to be persistent and KEEP on doing these things. thanks :p
 

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Ours did this when they were puppies too. They have the sharpest little teeth! We would say No. It just takes time really. Give her something to chew on besides your fingers. Try spraying Bitter Apple spary on your fingers. Then you have to remember to not lick your own fingers.
 

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Oh, yes, those nipping, biting, chewing days!!! Sometimes those sharp puppy teeth really drew blood. I tried giving him rubber chewies but he seemed to prefer my hands or my ankles, so I just switched to my I'm-not-gonna-play-with-you mode everytime he started nipping me. I think eventually he kinda got the hint.
 

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I don't have any other advice, other than what's already been given, but I just wanted you to know that there IS light at the end of the tunnel as far as the puppy biting goes. Maggie is now 5 months old, and her biting has slowed down measurably now that all of her baby teeth are gone.

Hang in there and be consistant with her discipline...it will get better with time!
 

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Whenever Zbój is biting me, I pinch him (not too hard but at the same time enough so that he can feel it) and then I say 'no' to him... It's working so far.

Basically as his mother: if the puppy bites her too hard, she'll let him know by biting as well.
 

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thanks! yes i've heard that beagle mom's would grab her pup by the scruff of the neck if bitten too hard.
i've thought about biting her back lol.
the pinching is a good idea...
i know she doesn't wanna hurt me. she just wants to play - and doesn't realize how sensitive i am...
funny how with puppies its allll about communication!
 

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Beagles until they lose their baby teeth need something appropriate to chew on (an ice cube in a wash cloth as an example) but you should discourage that chewing on you. The loud OW may work but regular bite inhibition works if you can stand a little puppy teeth biting. You offer the sacrifical thumb, cupping the rest of your hand under the pups chin and if he bites too hard, squeeze the bottom of the pups mouth with your thumb. Very the pressure, if the pup bites harder, you squeeze harder, less pressure as he backs off. Don't squeeze hard enough to hurt the pup but he/she will get the idea really quick! A google search on bite inhibition will yield lots of information. After about 6 months, there is no reason for a pup to bite but until then, biting is aprt of being a puppy!
 
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