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Hi!! I have so many questions.

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I am so excited to have found this board.

I have so many questions I don't even know where to start. But I did post one big concern on another thread.

We got Gabby just over a week ago(she is 5 months), and so far so great! we love her. She is amazing and very loveable, BUT with one HUGE bad habit.

Can anyone tell me if this is normal for Beagles.
When Gabby gets in a VERY playfull mood she starts to jump and bite and it hurts!
I should of called her J.H. short for Jeckel and Hide. She goes from being this extremly loveable happy go lucky puppy to a puppy no one wants to be around.
My only major concern is because I have two small children 2 & 4 years old. They get very upset when she is like this and it has come down to me having to remove her from us and either put her outside if we are inside or tie her up in the front yard so we can play peacefully in the back yard.

Please tell me this is all normal and she will grow out of it. I love her to bits but I can't have a biting dog, even if it is out of love and curiosity. The biting has to stop.
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Hi Bridy and welcome to you and Gabby. Sounds like you've gotten some good advice. The biting is normal due to Gabby's teething, and she will grow out of it. I know it is upsetting to your kids when she nips though--those baby teeth are sharp! Like Eleanor said, please don't hit her, but a light tap on the nose, accompanied by a sharp No, wouldn't hurt her. Also if you say No! and immediately fold your arms and turn your back to her, she'll begin to get the idea that nipping is not allowed. Give her plenty of acceptable stuff to chew on. The old coins in the can trick didn't work for me, although it has for some. Good luck, and please post some pictures when you have time.
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