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Ok so I have 3 dogs which are awesome dogs I've only had problems with the newest member of the family and I think it's just because he's younger. My oldest 2 are 12yrs old and 3. He's almost a year old and now he's non stop biting and nipping at the other 2 which they tolerate until they get fed up and snap on him. Every time he does do it I try to correct him. Well now I have nieces and nephews coming over pretty much all the time and he constantly nips them and bit one of them. As soon as this happened my other 2 went into full protection mode and went after him. Thankfully everyone was ok but I'm still dealing with his nipping issue. I've been reading up on muzzling and maybe thinking that should be my next step? Has anyone dealt with something like this? Or even muzzled their pets while people are at your house? I'm actually open to any idea of how to correct this behavior. He also is a pit mix with a Bassett hound so I really don't know his background history which I was told to look into. He was a rescue.
 

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This is very common behavior of a pup that has been separated from it's mother and siblings before the age of 8 weeks. Typically in the first 8 weeks the mother and siblings teach bite inhibition. It sounds like this pup was never taught.
This is a very hard habit to break the dog of after the fact and is not for the inexperienced. Yes, you can learn and attempt it yourself but it sounds like the other two dogs have run out of patience with the pup, understandably so.

I would suggest keeping the pup apart from the other two dogs for now and seek the help of an experienced dog behavior specialist who will know how to deal with this issue.

BTW, welcome to the forum Lady_Redd!

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Thank you. I'm actually going to contact my vet and see who she might refer me to. He's a great dog just don't want anymore incidents or any person getting bit. Especially if I can avoid it.
 

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Pups can be arseholes. Hope a trainer sets him straight!
 
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