Make Yourself Relaxed
Most of the dogs get excited because you are behaving similarly. All the squealing and yelping makes them think that you are also having fun. Why? What makes noise when it gets bitten? Toys. When you squeal, you are no different than a toy for them.
Make yourself calm and relaxed. Don’t be too excited around your dog, especially if you have a very active dog. Pair the previous trick with this method, and you have somewhat solved the problem.
Invade Their Space
If you have left your dog loose and they are behaving erratically, one thing you can do is invade their personal space. No need to push, pull or shout – walk up to your dog close. After a couple of tries, your dog will calm down and stop biting you.
The reason is that anything more significant than your dog seems a little bit intimidating for them. You’re giving a message that you are in charge and you have the situation in control. But do not use this method if your dog is already scared. Your dog may attack you, thinking you are a threat to them.
Leave Your Dog Alone
If your dog still tries to bite on your arms and toes, ignore and leave them alone for some time. Exit the room immediately. Get up, walk away and close the door. You will have to repeat this to properly message that you don’t like it when they nip on your fingers and other body parts.
After repeating this a few times, your dog will likely understand that you are not playing a game and you don’t like getting bitten. Who wants a toy that doesn’t make any noise anyway.
Get Help From Certified Trainers
If you cannot change your dog’s habit of nipping and biting, the final and best method is to get the help of a certified professional dog trainer. This is necessary if you think your adult dog’s playful and silly bites have now become a little aggressive. We recommend you consult a certified dog trainer or any animal behaviorist in your area.
With the help of these certified professional trainers, it would be effortless to train your dog that they are not supposed to bite you or anyone around. You can enroll your dog in several coaching programs and services where they’ll be trained to get rid of nipping and mouthing.