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Hi, our cockapoo was a nipper for many months and we linked it mostly to him being overexcited or over stimulated in any way. The only thing that worked for us was walking away and letting him calm down on his own. Please reassure your wife that I can totally identify with the mixed emotions or loving your dog yet feeling you can’t take this any more. Consistent messages that nipping meant no attention got there in the end, probably by about 7-8 months. Digby is now amazing and I wouldnt be without him. He still has very occasional brief moments of mouthing but definitely when over stimulated and he responds really quickly to being ignored- turn away, no touch, no talk, no eye contact.
good luck with this- a good trainer will be able to help you get to the root of the issue and support you in changing the behaviour.
 
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