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Hi everyone! I'm a first time puppy owner and I have a 2 month old pitbull mix. My puppy constantly bites my hands and feet and even snapped at my mom's face one time!

I know it's perfectly normal for a puppy to bite or "mouth" but I can't even get my hand on my puppy ONCE just to pet her without her trying to bite my hand..which means my puppy doesn't accept any sort of petting!

I have tried everything from the "yelping" technique, to the "gagging" technique, ignoring her and walking away, and even plain no! - but nothing seems to work. Even when I ignore her and walk away she'll chase after me and bite my feet and pants...

Any suggestions?? Thanks!
 

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You do realize she's reacting out of fear on the petting and the biting of feet, hands and pants are her way of playing with you? These are all normal. For the fear, you need to build the confidence. As for the playing, you need to show her how to play nicely.
I strongly urge you to find some Puppy classes where you can learn how to get your pups attention, games to play, handling techniques and confidence buiilding.
 

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I know that the biting is her version of playing..like I said I know it's very normal with puppies...

However, the biting when petting - I don't think it's out of fear. She doesn't cower or lower her head, instead she raises her head to bite me. And if I try and pet her with a distraction she does take it for a little while and then, I suppose, feels my hand and trys to bite it again.
 

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Go read the bite stops here which is about teaching them to bite softly at first, then no bites at all.
 

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I have a 3 1/2 month old pit puppy, and she is very mouthy too. This is normal, and it's just their way of playing. When my puppy starts getting mouthy I just tell her no and replace my hand (or whatever she's chewing on) with a toy. She now knows what is ok to chew on and what isn't.
 
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