Feb
10

How To Get Your Puppy To Stop Biting

How To Get Your Puppy To Stop BitingPuppy biting is one of the most common issues new dog owners must deal with. It’s perfectly normal for puppies to bite and it doesn’t necessarily indicate an aggressive behavior, that’s just the way they explore their world. Puppies also bite when they play with other puppies and people. However, sometimes they bite too hard because they don’t know that people have more sensitive skin, or they might develop an excessive biting behavior.

Fortunately this behavior could be stopped with proper training, here are a few things you can do to stop your puppy from biting:

Do not hit – It’s actually quite normal if you hit something that causes you pain by reflex, but you should try very hard to control your reflex and do not hit your puppy when he or she bites you. Unfortunately, some owners even hit their puppies intentionally as a punishment, now that’s just plain cruel. Aside from being cruel, hitting your puppy will only trigger an aggressive behavior and might lead to other issues as the puppy grows up.

Do not encourage the puppy to bite – Mostly this is done unintentionally, but some owners often involve their puppies in activities that actually encourage them to bite. These activities include chasing, wrestling, playing tug of war, or other aggressive games.

Give your puppy a chew toy – Puppies often bite things because of their instinct when they’re teething. So rather than letting them chew on your furniture or your fingers, give them a chew toy. Whenever your puppy bites something say stop and give him the chew toy.

Let the puppy knows that biting is wrong – Make an “ouch” noise whenever your puppy bites and walk away. After several times your puppy will know that it’s not a tolerable behavior.

Enroll the puppy in a dog training class – An obedience class works most of the times to stop any bad behavior of a puppy, including biting.

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