Hey everyone! This is my first post! My husband and I recently got a black lab/rottie mix. He is 8 weeks old and his name is Gator. We got him from a friend (not a breeder) whose dog had puppies and they could not keep them. We realized after we got him that he left his mommy a little early (6 weeks). He is adjusting well now and has gone to the vet and is healthy and has had his first round of shots. He is a biting machine! We know that part of the problem was that he left early and did not get all of the experience with his litter mates and mom, but we need advice! We have tried a stern "no" and that won't work. We have also tried yelling "ouch" and ignoring him untill he stops to end his play session. We have praised him like crazy when he plays with his toys, and given him frozen towels to naw on to numb the pain of teething, but nothing seems to work! All he wants to do is bark and growl and nibble on toes, fingers, pant legs, etc. He is an angel when he plays with my brothers boxer, but he just will not be calm at home unless he is napping in his kennel. Any suggestions??