09-14-2013, 08:56 AM
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Jumping and nipping?
We recently adopted a 4 month old doberman/hound mix (?). She is doing well with potty training, walking on a leash, and obedience training. The only thing that make me a bit nervous is that when she is excited she tends to jump up at you and nip. It seems playful, but I can't help but worry about how dangerous this behavior will be when she is 60 lbs. instead of 25 lbs.
This is the first large breed puppy I have ever owned, so the puppy stuff just seems so .............. much bigger
I respond to this behavior by making the obnoxious dolphin noise, and turning away from her and ignoring her. Often she responds to this by sitting
, or walking away to sniff at stuff
, but sometimes she just keeps jumping and nipping
. So should I just stick with what I am doing? Is there something else I should try? Is this behavior normal or a red flag?