Hi! I've skimmed thru several ankle nipping posts, but haven't found quite what I need. My Poodle is a 6 month old Standard. She likes to nip at either my Achilles tendon or the lower back of my calves when she's very excited about playing and also when she'd like to stay outside and she's walking behind me on the way in. She never does this indoors. The tricky part is I'd like to be able to catch her in progress, but she either sneaks up too quickly, or she stops abruptly when she notices me starting to turn around to face her when I sense the nip is coming. She then backs up and gets into the "play pose" (torso down, butt up) and barks, tail wagging. Sometimes I don't have time to "play her out", but other times when we've finished romping around with balls, fetching, etc., and I'm saying time to go in, she can be persistent. She knows I don't like it, and I have said "ouch". This works for all other overzealous play nipping, but just not this one. One solution would be to never have her walk behind me but that's not always possible, and that doesn't address her racing by doing "drive-by's" while lapping the yard at top speed. Thanks!