Q. My 6 month lab is mouthing too much and it even mouths my hands and legs

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A. Puppies chew out of boredom, when playing and during teething. As an owner, it is up to you to teach what is appropriate chewing and what is not. Always provide appropriate chew toys for your breed/size of dog. Correct him/her when chewing inappropriately (either the wrong item or too rough). Praise and reward your pup when he/she chews appropriately. If he/she gets too riled up during play, avoid those actions that bring it to that point. A trainer can assist you in teaching the "No bite" command and other basic commands.

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