Jackson is still behaving wonderfully except...
He has a terrible habit of mouthing. He will put his giant mouth around my hand or my arm. I have never felt teeth but I come away with slimy tongue and mouth slobber around my entire arm.
He also wants to lick me constantly. I have tried ignoring him, pulling away from him, not petting or touching him. I think he knows I don't like it but he doesn't stop.
I have a dog that licks a lot! Not my poodle. I read that this is oversubmission..... as mandycaseysmom said it can be nervousness or anxiety as well.
Aoki (the licker) is 1 year old and still does it today!! I just have to keep pushing her away and telling her no and I try peting her then on her head and she will keep trying to lick but I continue to move my had away from her mouth and give her this NO look I have.....it just takes practise to teach the appropriate touch. I know thats not a great answer but she is not nearly as bad as when we brought her home. She is a little skittish, since day one. According to the breeders her dad bit at her and growled when Aoki would eat out of his food bowel. She still has a few little issues with that. Again a work in progress.
Olie (4 months old)is still mouthing at times, and he has learned not to bite down on us, now the other dogs he mouths a lot and can be rough. We just play and train at the same time, when he mouths, correct and place a toy in his mouth. We know he will attempt to mouth, and we correct with the command and with in minutes he stops. I would prefer a dog NOT mouth either way, because you never know some people would rather not deal with that. So even once the puppy mouthing is gone, we will not allow the hand or arm to go in his mouth. Accidents happen even with the best trained dogs.