Stop Puppy Biting With These Three Tips

Like many other dog owners, you may have been looking for ways to stop your puppy from biting. During your research, you might have come across various methods and suggestions that conflict with one another, leaving you to wonder what advice you should take. The following are three tips you can keep in mind that may help you stop your puppy from biting:

  1. Don’t allow the puppy to bite your clothes – If your pet chews or bites clothing or shoes, this behaviour needs to end immediately. In order to deter your canine from biting, it needs to stop biting everything, not just your skin.
  2. Don’t confuse biting with chewing – While biting should never be tolerated in any form, whether in aggression or play, chewing is a natural dog behaviour that helps them to explore and understand the world around them, as well as helps relieve a puppy’s discomfort during the teething stage. Therefore, make sure your dog is allowed acceptable chew toys but is deterred from putting its mouth and teeth around anything else.
  3. Carefully reprimand your puppy’s biting behaviour – Usually, when a puppy bites, it does so in play and is not attempting to hurt you. Since this is the case, you need to exercise calm and refrain from harshly punishing your dog. Your goal is to have your dog understand that biting is unacceptable; you’re not trying to make your pet fear you. For this reason, one of the best ways to reprimand your pup is to stop playing with it and remove all attention from it as soon as it bites to create the association that when they bite, the game stops.

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