Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How to teach puppies not to bite?

Biting is a natural thing for puppies. Teeth and mouth are their primary tools which they use every day. Also, biting is a common for them as they grow up and they may use it for interaction with their siblings.
However, as cute as this sounds, biting can become a problem once puppy grows up a bit. Their teeth become longer, stronger and can inflict real damage. This is why dog owner has to teach its pet how to properly behave.
Biting can especially be a problem when around other people so in order to suppress this behavior, make sure to follow our simple tips by!

Stop playing with a puppy

As previously mentioned, biting is a normal part of playing. On certain occasions, one puppy may bite the other puppy. When this happens, the other puppy will yelp which makes the first one release its grip.
This usually doesn’t happen with people as we allow puppies to bite us without complaint. In order for puppy to understand that this behavior is not acceptable, you need to yelp whenever a puppy bites you. If a puppy continues, your best bet is to completely ignore it and stop playing with it.
You have to create a negative stimulation so that a puppy stops such behavior in future.

Find a way to distract a puppy

Like babies, puppies are fascinated by almost anything within their reach. Whenever puppy starts behaving badly (whether we’re talking about biting or something else) you can distract it by providing something else to chew on.
Toys and other items can easily be used for this purpose. You can also start whistling or singing or doing something else that will quickly get its attention. In these situations, puppies tend to get confused, they start listening and will ultimately forget about biting.

Remove the stimuli

This is another trick that is used for various puppy trainings and modifications of behavior.
By simply not having anything to bite or chew, puppy will stop doing it. As simple as that. In most cases, puppy will try to grab hold of your hand. All you have to do in such situation is to remove it and not allow puppy to grab you. If it tries again, move it back again. When it finally stops, try playing with it normally.

Using special products

If you want to prevent puppy from biting specific things (mainly your hands), you can use various products that are meant to leave a bad taste in mouth.
Most of these products also have a specific smell. Once a puppy bites your hand and has this sense in its mouth for the first time, it will quickly realize that smell and taste are connected. In future, pupill not even try biting things that smell this way.

Remove puppy from sight

If puppy continues to bite regardless of your best efforts, try something a bit more drastic.
Puppy learn the best from a positive or a negative experience. If puppy continues biting people and stuff in your home, you can simply take it outside and put it in a kennel. Even if you’re in an apartment, you should have a separate secluded area where puppy will “serve its sentence”.
One of the worst things for a puppy is not being able to socialize and be part of your family. While this may seem a bit extreme it may prove to be a valuable trick for unruly pups.

There you go! With these simple tips you’ll surely teach your puppy how not to bite!

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