Ok so i know i proberly sound stupid, but i this is my first puppy and i just want to know what is normal, or if i have to worry about something.
I have young children, and when the puppy mouths them we say tisk, and he stops, he likes to chase them of course and i block him and put him in a sit so the child can get away.
I never leave the puppy and the children ( 2 1/2 twins) alone, so he doesnt nip them very much because i intercept.
But he bite my 9 yo daughters arm, when she was holding his collar for me, and drew blood, i wasnt in the room so i dont know if he was playing and it got out of hand, or he just spun round and grabbed her for holding his collar.
All puppies nip i assume, so he didnt mean to bite and draw blood did he?
i am teaching my daughter to "yelp" if the pup bites her, but she is still learning the right tone and to get her hands out of the way.
The pup is a 9 week old leonberger.
i posted on the training forum about my fear he might be dominate, everyone said he cant be dominate at this age so maybe he is mean?.
he only growls, snarles or bites or trys to bite seriousely if he is doing something and you tell him not to, or prevent him from doing something he wants to do, like moving away from my daughter who was holding his collar.
any wisdom on pups and nipping and how much is to much is greatly recieved.