Originally Posted by DynamicDuo
I'm sorry but I really have to strongly disagree with everything you're saying on this threat about teaching bite inhibition. There is NEVER a valid reason to teach your dog to put his mouth on a human being - aside from professionally trained service dogs but even then I can't see a reason for a dog to be using his mouth on a human. The whole point of bite inhibition in puppies among their litters is to learn when play is too rough. Dogs using their mouths on each other playing is one thing but dogs and people are NOT on equal footing and I can't see any positive reason whatsoever for ever teaching your dog to have a "soft mouth" or put his/her mouth on a human being ever.
Everyone has a right to there own opinion but you don't teach him to put his mouth on you i did just say that, you just do exactly as the op is doing but when he starts being real cautious and trying to get away with it, you just ignore it don't praise it with even eye contact, until he puts pressure and he then understands what pressure is and then you freak out everytime he goes near it with an open mouth thus teaching him ppl don't like it at all, im sure alot of people have offered there hand and got it wrong and ended up with adult dogs mouthing but you get out what you put in, non mastermind trainers with dogs that can severely harm with a bite I would suggest it, because Imagine your dog bites as vicious as possible and you have overlooked something causing him to bite even out of not understanding, not having raised 4 or more big dogs, like most of you on here already have it fully covered from experience, either its causing harm to someone or it continues to bite and you can't implement correct training because it becomes dangerous by 6 months old, you then get professional help, most normal trainers won't help, it either goes to the shelter or is put down and in Australia e collars choke chains slip leads prong collars are all illegal not that I Condone the use of any of them but each to there own
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