Welcome. Congrats on your new shar pei. We like pictures
I like to read quite a bit of the publications by a trainer named Matthew Margolis to list one of my favorites.
Its very important to teach bite inhibition
. And from the sound of what you are describing, you realize your
family is off on the wrong foot. Just start over.
In the article I link below he states " We sometimes give puppies the wrong message about biting by some of the games we play with them. Wrestling and tug of war can encourage a puppy to bite and make it hard for him to distinguish when it's okay to use his teeth and when it's not. To make it easier for your puppy to learn good manners, it's a good idea to avoid these games.
Puppies seem to learn a great deal about bite inhibition and authority between five and eight weeks of age through play with their mothers and littermates.
This is an especially good reason not to buy very young puppies. Puppies that were acquired earlier need to be taught these important things by their owners.
They might require a little more intense use of Heather's methods than puppies that stayed with their litters longer. Puppies that receive little or no training in bite inhibition, either from their mothers or their people, may grow up to develop behavior problems."
Here is a link to his suggestions: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/bite2.html
And also an interesting article so that you know how to prevent future behaviors
and work now to prevent potential hazards.viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19980
Then the other members will come on and offer great advice that works for their shar pei too. Hang in there. Those teeth
are sharp!! Giggling.