Train Your Puppy To Stop Biting
How to train your Puppy not to chew!
Here is a great video and written guide to stopping puppy chewing, nipping and biting! When it comes to puppy training, one of the first things you’ll want to control is biting. All puppies have the need to chew while they are teething but that is still no reason to have your furniture or leather shoes ruined. If nipping, chewing and biting is not addressed it can even become dangerous with time! Need more puppy training help? Here is a great article and video on how to Potty train your Puppy!
Here is our favorite video on how to stop puppies from chewing and biting!
Our written Guide to stopping your dog from biting
In the video above teaching the “Off” command and giving the dog alternative things to chew is great advice. Here are our top points to pay attention to in addition to the methods shown in the video:
Tip #1 – Everyone who is close to the puppy should be involved with the techniques of puppy training . Your puppy will not learn, or certainly will learn much slower, if he is receiving different messages from different people in the family. When the puppy bites any family member, everybody, including the kids, needs to understand that they should stop playing with the puppy. They should stop giving him attention at that moment.
Tip #2 – Avoid hitting or hurting a puppy or dog for punishment. A puppy is like a baby. When the puppy bites, punishing him will be pointless. A little nipping is natural when puppies are playing with each other, so of course this continues when the puppy is playing with you or your kids. Your puppy will then have trouble understanding what he did wrong.
Tip #3 – think like the puppy More can be done when establishing good puppy training biting techniques even though stopping playing with your puppy is the most important rule. When puppies are playing together, they will yelp any time that they are bitten too hard. The other puppy will then stop biting them. So any time that your puppy nips your hand or foot, just yelp like his brothers or sisters would have yelped. Be sure to sound as much like a puppy as you can. When you do that, your puppy will probably let go so you can move away. You need to immediately stop playing with him. Don’t give him any more attention either like looking or talking to him. Switch to doing something completely different that does not involve your puppy at all. He’ll then learn that you don’t like being bitten and he better not bite you if he wants attention and play.
Staying away from him very long is not necessary. Because the attention span of puppies are short, everything is immediate for him. The consequences of his behavior should happen right away, and after a few minutes you can go back to him if you want.
Tip #4 – Rewarding the good behavior is also important. Many people forget to reward their dogs when they do something right but they make a point to correct them when they did something wrong. When they behave well, it’s like we take it for granted. But a dog will learn just as much from a reward as from a punishment. Give your dog a reward if you’ve been playing with him and he hasn’t bitten you at all. This form of puppy training biting that involves rewards as well as walking away will be the most successful.
Tip #5 – To say it one last time, puppies go thru teething just like babies. Giving them things to chew on like rawhide sticks is good and reinforce their chewing on them with good words and petting. Positive reinforce the good behavior!
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