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Do you have a relationship with your pup's breeder? They should have an opinion/advice to offer on this.

I don't like the word "firm", it has too many negative connotations, and those negatives should certainly be minimized/avoided with a puppy in her formative, early months.

What exactly is the dog doing and how are you currently addressing it?
 

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I would also start hand feeding this pup. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to classically condition what your hands mean while affording an opportunity to teach bite inhibition. Yes, puppy teach are sharp, you'll likely be bitten, but better your hands to teach than a child's to fear.

Welcome to being responsible for owning a puppy!
 
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