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Hello! I just adopted a 2 month old puppy. What are some of your tried and true methods to train them to not nip and bite everything? I feel like I’m constantly either trying to stop him from nipping me or the kids, or cleaning up potty messes. I was prepared for the potty training to take some time given his age, but didn’t expect nipping to be such a big problem with plenty of chew toys available. We are covered in teeth marks. 🙁

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Yelping might just encourage it, since she may think that you are playing back. Redirect, redirect, redirect. Whenever she tries mouthing, shove something in her mouth that she is allowed to chew on. If redirecting isn't being successful, then remove one of you from the situation by either you stepping over a baby gate and leaving the puppy in the room or by popping the puppy into her crate for a few seconds. If she will carry a toy in her mouth, encourage that when you play with her.

Keep in mind that some breeds are overall nippier than others (they are called landsharks for a reason....), and that a tired and/or over-stimulated puppy will be nippier than usual. Eventually, they do outgrow it. It might take a few lifetimes, though.
 

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LeoRose is spot on.
You didn’t mention the kids ages, but if they are running or yelling, the puppy will get more excited and nip more.
The puppy needs to have a safe spot to escape where the kids are not allowed to bother the puppy. Puppies that age also need lots of naps.
Teething lasts quite a while. Just keep redirecting or removing the “fun”. (Aka-You).
Make sure you take puppy outside after eating, drinking, waking up, playing, etc.. Do not let puppy out of your site. Should be in same room with you or confined to pen or crate if you’re busy.
 
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