My sweet pug Falafel is 7-8 months old now and is going to be neutered next week. We had asked him to be neutered at 6 months, but were advised by the vet to wait a bit longer before neutering, since not all of his baby teeth have managed to come out. (The adults have come through, but have pushed some baby teeth off to the side and front). He was already teething when we first got him and so it was understandable that he was very nippy, and enjoyed chewing on anything he could get his mouth on. Then it all stopped. A whole week without any biting or chewing or nipping, so we thought he was done teething. But then, a few weeks ago he began nipping and chewing once again. Now, I've gone through teething before with my pomeranian, Pumpkin. But it was an absolute breeze with him. If he nipped my feet or hands, a sharp squeak immediately stopped him. It only took a few times before he got the picture and never nipped me again. But, with my pug it's a whole different story! He uses his mouth like we use our hands, and he will put anything and everything in those jaws if he can reach it. This wouldn't be so much of an issue, if he didn't have such a fixation for our faces! He can actually climb up me when I'm standing up, just so he can reach my face to nip my nose, or chin, or ear, or any bit of flesh he can grab. Now, I'm not just letting this happen, I do try my hardest to tell him off when he does something that isn't appropriate. But he is so determined to nip anything he can. I've tried ignoring him so he doesn't feel rewarded for getting a reaction. But my goodness, his little teeth are like tiny knives! It's hard to keep your composure when those things are nipping at you! So I resorted to what I did with my pom, which is doing a loud squeak when he does it. I also try to distract him with toys. All these methods are hit and miss. Best thing I've found is just removing him from the situation so he can't get to wherever he's trying to bite, but, I feel like no progress is being made. I would like to make it clear that I don't switch methods constantly, as I know that would just confuse him as to what's right and what's wrong. But when something doesn't make any progress after consistently using it, that's when I try something new. He's definitely not acting aggressive when he does it. He just seems very excited and happy. He sort of lunges when he's nipping, like he's a bird pecking at you. Could it all be caused by his teething? Or is it a bad habit? Maybe even normal behaviour? Any advice is always appreciated!