I just got a puppy - she is now 9 weeks old and likes to nip and chase my pant legs - I notice she does it when she has been outside for awhile and wonder if there is such thing as over stimulus? How to get them to stop nipping? I hold her and sometimes she will let me keep her in my arms but more often she wiggles out. Any ideas on such behavior? Normal?
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I just got a puppy - she is now 9 weeks old and likes to nip and chase my pant ... will let me keep her in my arms but more often she wiggles out. Any ideas on such behavior? Normal?

Totally normal for a puppy that age and very important that you train her not to do it if you want a peaceful life for the next couple of years. What breed is your puppy? Do you have any puppy kindergarten classes near you?

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
I just got a puppy - she is now 9 weeks old and likes to nip and chase my pant ... will let me keep her in my arms but more often she wiggles out. Any ideas on such behavior? Normal?

This is normal for a puppy. Get a pop or beer can, put five pennies in it. Tape the opening of the can with some tape. When the puppy nips shake the can first and then say OFF.
Mirelle
Thanks. She is a Brittany Spaniel. I yelp like a puppy when she does it and sometimes that works - sometimes she keeps after it though. A swat on the nose or holding her snout closed as I say "no bite" - will either of those be okay to do if she keeps at it?
Thanks. She is a Brittany Spaniel. I yelp like a puppy when she does it and sometimes that works - sometimes she keeps after it though. A swat on the nose or holding her snout closed as I say "no bite" - will either of those be okay to do if she keeps at it?
Love it. Thanks. I'll give it a go.
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Thanks. She is a Brittany Spaniel. I yelp like a puppy when she does it and sometimes that works - ... closed as I say "no bite" - will either of those be okay to do if she keeps at it?

Brittany Spaniels are properly bred to be Bird field/gun dogs,with desire to hunt in the field ALL DAY long.
Go-go-go-go Should be a bred-in factor. It sounds as if you have a properly bred Brittany Spaniel
A Gun Dog that tags along at your heels is useless, unless it's used only to find a bird sitting tight that you almost stepped on. You have to remember when you buy a dog, the qualities for which it is bred.
Are they bred to trot a thousand miles? Are they bred to be companion dogs? Are they bred for field work?
This notion of what a dog is BRED for often escapes a person selecting a dog by looks.
Amy Dahl this past week, posted on working /retrieving/water/gun dogs. And as she explained their training and purpose, It all came back to me why those dogs train the way they do. Also what you are looking for in an obedience candidate may possibly not be the best working gun dog.
A swat on the nose or holding her snout closed as I say "no bite" - will either of those be okay to do if she keeps at it?no. good way to teach her not to trust your hands. are you in puppy classes?

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Love it. Thanks. I'll give it a go.

you're going to carry a penny can with you all of the time? Why not get to classes and get in person help with this very common problem?

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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