I've been a puppy owner and first time dog owner for 10 days now and although I am enjoying the challenges I can see me being on here a lot!
We have an 11 week old pug x cavachon, male.
He's been so good and settled so well but when he is excited and in play mode he then gets over excited and he nibbles feet, socks, shoes (while on feet!) and bottoms of jeans/trousers!
We are using a clicker to begin training and he is learning 'leave' using the treats but he just doesn't appear to listen or hear when he is nipping feet etc.
We have tried repeating 'Leave it' and gently pushing him away from the feet and even picking him up and moving him away but he just thinks this is part of the game and comes back for more...we've even timed him out in another room but when he comes back it he thinks it's time to start again! We have tried distraction but again, it only works for a while.
He's not like this all the time and will play nicely but it's a behaviour I want to stop as soon as possible as some visitors to our house won't like it and my 12yr old daughter (who instigated getting him!) doesn't like her toes being bitten!
Any advice will be gratefully received.
For info: crate trained at night and has been prefect, getting their on the wee's and Poo's out side and general has a great (if not cheeky!) temperament.