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Basically he chews and bites when he's playing which isn't bad. But his teeth are coming more and more and his biting is becoming harder and harder so it really needs to be stopped soon.

The basic advice I have is to as soon as he starts biting to tell him "No" and to ignore him. However, we haven't quite mastered the "No" command and ignoring him is extremely difficult.

The easiest thing for us to do would be five minute "time outs" in his room (where we leave him when we're out for the day) when he starts to bite.

Good/bad idea? Any other ideas?

Note: I think the main part of the problem has resulted from my younger brother playing with Javier quite roughly making him moreaggressive
 

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Thanks.

We've had quite a bit of success with a deep and firm "No!" although yelping always comes out a little high pitched and he just thinks we're playing etc. :D

My brother is 14 and we talked to him and he's not as bad now.
 

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It's getting worse...

His teeth are getting longer and he's drawn blood on two occasions, only me thankfully. The worst is when I wear my fluffy jumper which is similar to his favourite toy - I won't be making that mistake again.

Now when we say "No" he doesn't pay ANY attention, he just keeps biting your toes. The only time he's stopped recently was when I shrieked because of how hard he bit me.

Will he stop when he starts socialising? (ie: will playing with other dogs teach him not to bite too hard?)
 
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