Stop Puppy Biting With These 2 Proven Methods!
As promised, in this article I will share with you a few methods to stop puppy biting. As with every other dog training technique patience and consistency are key here so don’t get discouraged, if you can’t see any results after the first few days. Be persistent in implementing the tips outlined below and I promise you that your puppy’s behavior will change drastically. Now, let’s move onto the nitty gritty stuff.
Stop Puppy Biting By Pretending Your Pet’s Mother
Sounds hilarious, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, I don’t want you to sleep with your pet… Instead, whenever he bites you, make a high pitched noise – similar to the sound of a dog that’s just been trampled by somebody. This is the exact same type of sound that bitch uses to show her puppies that they bite her too hard. So, the next time your puppy nips your hand, squeal loudly, say firmly ‘no!’ and stop playing with him. If he thinks your reaction is funny and continuous to misbehave, stop paying any attention to his actions whatsoever and leave the room. He has to understand that biting and nipping leads to a loss of playmate and end of fun. Some dogs are really stubborn and may continue to bite their owners while they’re walking away from them. If this is the case with your pet, then lock him in a crate or his sleeping area so that he understands that you have enough of his naughty behavior.
If you think that your four legged friend is biting in order to show dominance, you may use a different method that will help you regain the leading role in the pack (if implemented regularly). Roll your pet onto his back and hold him in this position until he stops rumbling. This sends a clear signal that you are in charge here and that he’ll be in troubles if he won’t respect it.
Stop Puppy Biting With The ‘Off’ Command
A great little trick to stop puppy biting is to use the ‘Off’ command. This is a great way to eliminate a variety of unwanted behaviors, not just excessive biting. For example, you could use the ‘Off’ command to stop your puppy from eating poop or jumping on people. Make sure you teach it to your pet as it may save you a lot of nerves in the future.
The first step to teach your four legged friend the ‘Off’ command is to grab a dog snack and leave it on the palm of your hand. Show it to your puppy and wait till he approaches you. The moment he reaches for the food say firmly ‘Off’ and close your palm. If your pet resisted from trying to obtain the tasty treat for a few seconds, say ‘Take it’ and give it to him with a lot of praise. This sends a clear signal that waiting for your permission pays off. If your dog can’t resist from reaching for the treat while it’s in your hand, even though you told him to stay away from it, try to reduce the amount of time you expect him to wait for your permission to 2 or 3 seconds. As soon as you’ll see some progress make the waiting periods a bit longer. If implemented properly, this technique will help you stop puppy biting in a matter of a few weeks.
Other Methods To Stop Puppy Biting
If you want to learn more tips on how to stop puppy biting read other articles in this section where I discuss the importance of exercising canines and introduce the idea of obedience training. These two methods can really speed up the training process and help you deal with the biting and nipping problems.
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