03-05-2013, 08:54 AM
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My brother did it when his dog was a pup and nipping a lot. He raised his dogs like we were raised and like we raised our kids in turn. You know when toddlers go through that biting stage? Yeah, our moms response to us biting her or anyone else was to bite us back to show it hurt. Well, my brother got to wits end and bit his dogs ear when he was a mouthy 4 month old. Sadly, I think this dog is super smart and he did realize that mouthing the human meant a bite on the ear after like 3 tries and hasn't mouthed anyone since.
I think it's silly and I don't think its a good training method, but I have seen it done.
I have been known to occasionally wrestle and play bite a dog, but that's not about teaching or dominance or any such thing. Its just roughhousing.