There are many obstacles and challenges for dog owners, particularly when it comes to owning puppies and the typical aggressive puppy biting behaviour. This article can assist with this problem and its resolution in as nice a way as possible. Puppy biting normally initiates when playing with your puppy and eventually becomes a habit, at times without your knowledge as to how the habit started.
You may ask, “How to stop a puppy from biting?” The answer is held in correcting the behaviour before it becomes a habit. The biting stage in puppies is a natural stage due to the fact that they are teething. During this time they will bite into most items including human flesh. They are still learning right and wrong at this time and need to be led in the right direction. This can be a heavy task but to avoid the development of bad habits like biting needs to be done.
How to stop puppy from biting is a fairly simple training exercise to employ. This is better accomplished early in the development of the puppy and will make all remaining training easier to complete.
At the puppy stage most puppies bite but in order to correct this behaviour the puppy must see that its owner is serious and stern about correcting this bad habit, no matter which method of dog training is used.
Puppy biting is a common problem and one of the best methods to correct this is by the use of guilt. This is done where the puppy is made to believe that pain is caused when they bite. Puppy biting dogs are able to learn from this method as it is a natural part of their learning process. As puppies when they bite one another in play they stop when a yelp is heard from another puppy. Making use of this behaviour utilizes this natural learning process. As pet owners, when bitten, no matter how lightly, we must make it appear that we are hurt. This can be done by using words like ouch and Arrhhh to our benefit and even by removing play and affection when bitten. With repetition, the puppy will soon learn that the behaviour is not acceptable and results in the removal of niceties.
As long as you identify the puppy biting problem pretty early on in his/her life, it will usually be quite easy to stop the puppy biting from happening.
The technique of redirection is another method that can be utilized when dealing with puppy play biting. This is where when you are bitten you say a serious “”No!”” and move the attention of the puppy to another object such as from your hands to a bone or even a chew toy. Once the puppy is still young this may be all the correction that they require to end this problem.
Puppy training, not to bit skills included in this guide are some of the methods that you can learn to use and implement at once, to stop puppy biting. We hope that they benefited you a lot.
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