Puppy Training – Biting – The Steps You Need to Take

One of the biggest challenges that new puppy owners face with their puppy training is the puppy training biting stage. It is one of the most worrying parts of having a puppy especially if you have children. Before we get into the basic steps of how to stop biting puppies we need to understand about your puppy’s behaviour.

Why do puppies bite?

When puppies are born they explore the world through their eyes, ears, sense of smell and unfortunately their teeth.

When puppies are in the nest for the first couple of weeks they will start to develop their senses. They will start to play with the other puppies and will start playing with the other puppy’s chasing, rolling over each other and biting each other. They want to be number one in the pack and this is a way of getting to the top, but if the puppy gets to boisterous the mum will tell them off.

So you are now his mum and it’s your job to reprimand him.

When your new puppy arrives at your home he is now part of your pack. He wants to pick up anything that smells and looks good and he will want to give it a good chew. The problems start when your puppy decides that your fingers fall into this category. This is play biting and we need to stop this behaviour.

If you have children you will need to sit down with them and teach them what they need to do. When puppies bite a child, the child will usually pull away from your puppy and he will think it’s a game, the more the child pulls the harder the puppy will hold and the more fun your puppy will have.

Up until the age of around 4 months your puppy will have his milk teeth. These teeth are little needles they will not do much damage at this age but as he gets older his teeth will get bigger and you will feel it. So we now understand why are puppies bites so let’s start with are Puppy training biting.

Let’s start with your Puppy Training Biting.

One of simplest ways to stop your puppy biting is to bellow “ouch” in a deep gruff

 

 

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