Please don't get angry! He is a little baby and must be TRAINED not to do
these things. Goldens are, by nature, VERY mouthy. Your job it to teach
it what is APPROPRIATE to chew (toys, chewies) and what is not (you).
First, don't try everything the sun. You must be consistent in your
behaviour if you expect him to be. You are likely confusing him with all
your different reactions.
Keep him on a leash at all times until you change this behaviour. Every
time he tries to bite you, growl "NO BITE" in a deep, raspy voice, pull
away, and give him a toy to chew. Praise him if he takes the toy and chews
that. If he comes back at you, growl "NO BITE" at him again and loop the
leash around a chair leg or other immovable object and walk away. Puppies,
especially dogs like Goldens who are highly social creatures, do NOT like
to be ostracized. If you do this consistently, it should not take long
before he catches on that chewing toys gets praise and chewing you gets him
Please be patient -- he is very young. He will learn if you teach him.
Hang in there.
Michelle, Cassie the Lab (aka LittleOne) and JakeyBuddy the GSDx
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