11-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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I never did the yelp thing, my pup thought it was neat to bite the human and hear her make a funny noise.
What I did was have a toy within reach and when he'd start to bite me I'd redirect to the toy and play with him with it. If he dropped it and tried to bite me I'd give him the toy again, if he still tried biting me I'd get up and leave him. He wasn't overly attached to me, and he never cried or was upset that I left him and would often continue playing alone, but playing alone wasn't as fun as playing with me. It took a few weeks but eventually he learned that biting me = no fun play, playing with me with a toy = really fun play, and the day came when he started to bite me, got a thoughtful look on his face, then ran and got one of his toys.
The other thing I did was name the toy as I was redirecting to it, I'd ask "Where's Teddy?", in a happy voice. Eventually that helped to remind him that he needed to get the toy and not my body part.
Keep up with your training, he's not had time to really learn what you are trying to teach him. Remember to be as consistent as possible with him so that he knows that if he does x, y always happens.