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My almost 7 yr old Labrador has always been a 'licky' dog, and a mouther, usually very gently. She has recently begun to mouth at ours, and our visitors clothes! Obviously this is getting worse and is unacceptable behaviour. This morning she went to say hello to my sister when she arrived, licking her hand & gently mouthing as usual. She then followed my sister into the house and mouthed at the back of her trousers - this time though she accidentally nipped! Please can you give me some ideas as to how to stop this behaviour. I don't want her licking or mouthing at all. It has to stop, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Anna. Said Labrador has just marked my adult daughters hand with her tooth whilst mouthing!
Maisie was taken from her mum at just 6 weeks. I have had her since then.
i have tried and tried to dissuade her from licking and mouthing. Keeping my hands and face out of reach. Firmly telling her 'NO', even turning my back on her.
maisie and I did the full Kennel Club Dog Training scheme. She earned her certificates in puppy foundation, bronze, silver and gold. She is generally very well behaved and a joy to be with.
yes we enjoy walks with our other Labrador too - Trudi has just turned 3.
the two of them enjoy chasing balls and playing with doggie friends on a big field and hill, in a local park. Other favourite walks are through local woods where they enjoy running through the trees and jumping in and out of the stream. We are lucky enough to be just 15 mins from fab beaches. Maisie loves running along the beach, digging large sandy holes, swimming and surfing! She is a joy to watch swimming out and watching for the good waves before turning to surf back in.
Will give these things a try and get back to you. Can't try leaving Maisie on a lead as Trudi would try to lead her around. I'd also be worried that she'd get caught by it