In Reply to: Re: Biting Green Cheek posted by Deborah on January 04, 2012 at 15:45:52:
I agree on using positive reinforcement when he is good. Keegan's terribly twos lasted until he was about 3 or 3 1/2. He never bit us regularly, but he could not stand guests and there were certain triggers (hats, being in the mudroom) that often led to biting. We learned to read his pre-biting body language carefully and would say "calm, calm, good boy" over and over in a soothing manner. We also tell him when he's being a good boy regularly, so he can recognize good behavior. He learned to respond very well to that, and will now tell us when he's being a good boy.
Now we only get bit when he's playing a bit too roughly. But I've noticed he's even starting to self-regulate more with that. It just takes time.
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