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Successfully stopping puppy biting

 

Teaching your puppy respect and manners will greatly help stop this behavior. For example: the pup should be heeling on the lead on walks and the humans should be entering all entrance and exit ways before the pup, as the leaders always go first. If your pup goes ahead of you through doorways and/or on the lead during a walk you are telling the pup it is OK for him to be the leader. If your pup is the leader then there is no reason in your pup’s mind why he cannot bite your hands if he pleases. Puppies and dogs that do not see the humans as the authority figures are less likely to respond to the human’s corrections. The more your pup sees you as his leader the less inclined he will be to bite your hands when you tell him "no."

 
 

A pup that has excessive built-up energy will also be harder to teach. This build-up of energy causes frustration making the mind reel with unhealthy excitement, so much so that the dog is not responding to your commands to stop. Working on calming his mind and draining his energy to the point where he is tired both mentally and physically will greatly improve the dog's response to your corrections. You not only have to drain the dog's energy daily, but you have to gain the dog's respect and show the dog that you are the leader and you do not wish for him to play bite on you. You do not want the dog to see you as a game, a toy, an equal or just a playmate, but rather a respectful leader.

Never let a puppy play bite on your hands even if at the moment you too think it is just a game. The pup needs to be taught from the beginning to never chew on humans. Do not play with the pup’s mouth or allow others to do so. Do not allow people to stick their hands into your pup’s mouth. This will encourage them to bite on hands making it hard to curb the behavior.

A Puppy's Teeth are Very Sharp

The correction will work best if you are able to tell when the pup is about to bite and give the correction a second before it makes contact. Say, "No!" and immediately stick something the puppy is allowed to chew into his mouth. Puppies have an incredible urge to chew on things. It is not fair to the pup to tell them they can never chew on anything, but rather you must teach them what is OK to chew on and what is not. Humans are a no-no; chews, dog bones and toys are a yes. Give your dog something it is allowed to chew on. Make sure to only give your pup appropriate sized bones and toys to avoid choking.

 

 

   
   

 

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