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    Jaw Snapping...

    I have read several different theories on jaw snapping. I have a puppy in a class that snaps her jaw when she is excited or it seems wants my attention.
    I have seen no aggressive tendencies in her at all( She does not get enough exercise) But other than that( I am working on her Mom about that) she is a typical puppy, all play.... She learns fast & does the commands well.
    Has anyone had any experience with jaw snapping? Or know of a good article or info on it.
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    Re: Jaw Snapping...

    No references just experience; Elka does this a lot. She does it a few times when I tell her to speak, before she manages to actually get a bark out. Usually her snapping is a prelude to barking, and I've often wondered if she just sometimes fails to add a vocal to the action.

    She's never shown any sign of aggression, even when surprised/nervous.

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    Cool. I think Irish does it when she wants something( to play or attention)
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    I don't have any references either, but Kaya does this a LOT when play fighting. We sometimes say we should have named her "Ally" for aligator.

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    Loula, my son and dil's dog does this when she's playing. I agree with the 'alligator' comment - it's comical.

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