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May 28, 2015, 5:17 AM
Q: Our new puppy can get overly excited she growls nips and even lunges for our face we say no but she comes even harder, how do we establish dominance?
A: From your description it sounds like you may be laying or sitting on the floor when playing with her, if so the first aid may be not to be "at her level" Always with establishing dominance you have to be somewhat intimidating with the reprimand or she just sees it as part of the game. Picture in your mind a referee in a ball game, there is a warning, the threat of a "time out" and sometimes the use of force to break up a brawl. It is the same for you.