Puppy constantly biting
by pauli baker
7 month old german wire hair pointer constantly biting me, not my husband, and leaves bruises
i don't know how to stop it!!
This is very common in puppies, but by 7 months of age it's definitely something that should be under control.
At this age, this could well be an attempt at dominant behavior and if your pup is only biting you, it's because he recognizes your husband as the 'alpha', but thinks you are his 'equal'.
I would recommend that you read my Puppy Biting page for lots of tips and advice on dealing with this. I would also suggest that if you are not actively involved in caring for this pup, that you take on a more prominent role - even as far as becoming 'sole caretaker' for a while.
Dogs recognize those who provide for them, or control their 'resources' (food, water, treats, exercise etc.) as being 'in charge'. You need to be the one to feed, groom, train, exercise this puppy for a while, so that he can see that you are also responsible for him and 'in charge'.
Also, everyone in the family should require that he 'work for' his food, treats, petting etc. Ask him to 'sit' (and make sure he obeys) before putting his food bowl down, or giving him a treat, or putting on his leash for a walk.... you get the idea!
If you follow the general guidelines for a biting puppy, and also exert more control over his daily life, this behavior should diminish. Just be patient and consistent as it won't happen overnight though.
Best of luck, hope this helps.