Hi All! We brought home our wonderful berner pup in January, he's a 4 month old male now. His name is Bear--how fitting for this breed I've grown up mainly with German Shepherds but this is our first Berner and it's truly a wonderful breed, I can tell he's going to be such a wonderful companion...once we get out of the puppy stage I have lots and lots of questions but will chalk up some of his behavior to the puppy stage (I hope!). Some of the biggest issues we're having with our sweet, sometimes not so sweet little boy, is puppy nipping/biting. I'm pretty sure I've researched this topic I could write a book myself, have consulted our puppy class trainer and NOTHING helps. Maybe we're not consistent ENOUGH, and he's also teething--so I am hoping that's part of the issue and the mouthing will fade away once he's done with that. He typically will only do it when he's bored, wants to play, in the morning after a full nights sleep, basically whenever he has alot of energy we try to take him on walks, that's a whole other discussion itself! So we try to exert his energy any possible way we can. I will take any and all advice, personal experiences, but I guess want to know if this is "normal" and at this age for this breed since we don't have anything to compare it too, my German Shepherd wasn't nearly this mouthy! One last thing and this isn't that big of an issue, again I want to consult fellow Berner lovers, our boy is not a cuddler, at all, even when he's sleepy!! From what I researched with this breed is of course, they're affectionate, loyal, the list goes on. SO, imagine my surprise when our sweet baby doesn't like to cuddle up to mom and dad Have any of your pups turned out to be cuddlers when they weren't as puppies? Is this a phase, will he eventually live up to his "leaner" status? Or do I need to the face the fact that I will need to admire him from a distance?? THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!