Address Biting/ Nipping
Puppies may bite/nip for several reasons including that they are teething or for attention or in play. If your puppy is teething you can give him a dish of ice cubes, a beef or venison bone (not chicken or pork bones) or rub his gums with Baby Numz It.
If he is playing with you like he would with his littermates I would still not allow any serious biting. Look at the Ian Dunbar information below as a good friend who has a top agility poodle in the country and has done much training really like his methods, also Susan Garrett's.
You can try any of the following and I would go from mildest to sternest as needed but you must be in charge. Do discipline with kindness but also be firm.
Advice from Friend/ Top U.S. Agility Poodle Owner Expert on Training is Given Below. They have an excellently trained performance poodle.
Yelp like one of the puppies in the litter would do if another pup played or bit too hard. Gradually, yelp or
I don't agree on saying "no" as any language other than the dog language is not understood by the dog and it's not fair to ask for his/her comprehension. Besides, NO is not instructive. It is saying "not that" but then "what is the proper action," that is, you have to steer the dog into doing something which is advisable. Therefore, say the dog is chewing on you, then I recommend a few online articles by the reknowned trainer Ian Dunbar but offering a proper alternative behavior is the first option. That is, offer something the dog can enjoy and chew which is not destructive to the house or the owner.