I have a 3 month old GSP mutt. Two vets I've spoken with seem to think this is her dominant breed, we dont know what the rest is. She's brindle where a GSP would normally be liver. Anyway, I've had her since she was two months old and she is constantly biting me, not puppy mouthing. I call her the snappin turtle! Is this typical of the breed at all or would that be her mystery other half in your opinions? If it is typical, how do you deal with it. It is very obvious that she thinks its play as she is wagging her tail the whole time. I've spoken with a trainer who advised me to close her mouth and issue a sharp No! when it happens. I've been very consistent with that and its getting me nowhere. As soon as I let go, she growls and snaps back at me again and again. Any suggestions? I'm covered in bites of the broken skin variety. I have her scheduled to be professionally trained for three weeks through a reputable kennel here in Houston at the end of August. Until then, I'm at a loss...
Also, any thoughts on turning a pup over to a professional trainer. They will train me at the end of the three weeks and also have follow up visits included in the fee.