How To Teach A Puppy Not To Bite? When Do Puppies Stop Biting?

When Do Puppies Stop Biting? How To Teach A Puppy Not To Bite?
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Essential Tips to Stop Puppy Biting

Puppies spend most of their time playing with everything they find on their way and like biting things they can lay their mouths on as they generally use their mouths to explore the world. It is for this reason that they may start biting people including you as the owner.

Bite Inhibition

This refers to the ability of a dog to control its mouthing force. Since the dog does not understand about how delicate the human skin is, they tend to bite hard even though they are playing. Most dog trainers suggest that the puppy ought to be taught how to be gentle when playing with human beings.

Socialize your Puppy

You should socialize your puppy with other dogs in order for it to learn the normal behaviors of dogs. When your puppy is well socialized, it will understand that it is not supposed to bite at the very first sign of a threat. It will make the puppy be fearful at first when it meets any new person or dog and that way you will have achieved your mission.

Do not Encourage Puppy biting

You should also discourage the puppy from biting as most puppy owners do not realize that they are the ones who are responsible in making puppies bite. It is advisable to ensure that you keep away from activities that may encourage your puppy to bite things. Playing tug of war with them, chasing and wrestling can result in the dog biting you as these games highly encourage biting.

Giving the Dog a Chew Toy

When dogs are taken for obedience classes, they are trained using a chew toy as it is in their nature to bite things. Puppies especially like biting things in order to sharpen their teeth and buying them a chew toy or bone will be a wise thing to do.



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