01-06-2009, 10:48 AM
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If it is excitement when she is pleased to see you, you may find you have better luck by telling her what
to do instead of what not
to do. Tell her to get a toy - hand her one. Praise her as soon as she has the toy and turn your back/ignore her if she drops it and mouths you or your clothes again. If she has a toy in her mouth she cannot nibble you. If you praise and pay attention to her when she has a toy she will learn quickly that getting one is a good thing to do.
I have Labs. They are very mouthy and always get excited when I come home. I teach them all from a very young age that they can't get into trouble if they have a toy in their mouth
. They learn easily and early to run a grab a toy as soon as anyone comes home or visits.