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So, it turns out that I'm Ruby's favourite chew toy. I've had some luck with squealing, so she knows it hurts me, but not enough. I've also told her no, but she just wags her tail, smiles at me and goes for my ankles. She has enough Nylabones, Tasty Bones & Kongs to open a store, including puppy ones and a freezable one.

Alas, nothing beats my legs and feet, even if I'm not moving. Unless my slippers are in sight. I guess some stereotypes are true! Who'd have thought?!

She'll be 11 weeks old on Thursday. Any tips?
 

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Keep toys and chews at your side. As soon as she goes for your parts, start playing excitedly with the toy/chew and get her to redirect to it. When she does, praise her profusely.

Remember that she will be losing baby teeth and growing adult teeth over the next several months, so encouraging to chew on appropriate things is important.

Not nipping on me, but Tornado-dog is very affectionate and from the beginning, he would climb on top of my head and give me kisses. I started calling him "Snortimer" when he did that as a young puppy. After several instances, I realized that if I called him by name, he was more subdued. So I really encouraged the "Snortimer" lovefest. Now at 15 months, he waits for the Snortimer call to climb all over me (unless his sister decides it's dinnertime - then he is all over me while she pokes me with her cold wet nose). So don't be afraid to create your own cues for certain behaviors.
 

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When my puppy wants to play or is tired, she bites me. I taught her to sit and she is an excellent listener. So when she jumps on me and tries to chew, I tell her to sit and give her a belly rub. I'd also put a toy nearby for her to nibble or bite. I've tried ignoring her and putting her in her playpen for a minute to quiet her down, but it hasn't worked. When she bites at her, my wife has started making loud barking sounds at her. Barking, I believe, has proven effective for her.
 
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