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Welcome to owning a retriever puppy. Any and everything goes in the mouth. And she's not being stubborn, she's being a baby. At only 8 weeks, she has no earthly idea what "drop it" or "leave it" means.

Give her lots of puppy safe things to chew and play with, and teach her to drop things.

This video shows teaching it with toys.

This one shows how to do it with food.

And a longer version of teaching to drop things.
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