Sundrop Posted September 27, 2016 Share Posted September 27, 2016 Anyone have advice for dealing with a young greyhound that bites/nips/nibbles when excited? We've had Kira since late April and the issue wasn't bad at first, as I think she was settling in - but now, she nips/nibbles at us anytime she gets excited (which is a lot!). By the way, she's only nippy with my husband and I - not our other greyhound or other people. These are not aggressive bites, but they can be quite painful. We always stop whatever play/fun stuff we are doing, so as not to reward the behavior - and she gets the "correction" sound. We read somewhere that one strategy was to pretend to be another puppy and as soon as she bites, we yelp loudly and act hurt - which we did (it was quite funny to watch) for a couple of weeks and that did nothing - we also tried the strategy with treats to reward her when she played and didn't bite - but it didn't seem to help. We've tried redirecting her to toys, but it's not overly effective because the nips happen a lot when we're just trying to put a leash on her to walk, or when we're petting her and she gets excited. We also try to be really calm, and that works to a certain extent, but as soon as there is any situation to get her excited...the nipping commences. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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