How to stop your puppy from biting>
Six easy steps to stop your puppy from biting
Teaching your puppy to stop biting needs consistency and patience. Save your fingers from future pain by training your dog at a young age that biting and chewing is bad behavior.
Step 1: Play with your puppy, transfer to your hands. Sit on the ground with your puppy and play.
Tip: Don’t scare your dog by tapping their face. Teasing may cause them to bite out of self-protection.
Step 2: Once your puppy bites say “Ow!” and stop playing. Once your puppy bites you too hard shout loudly and say “Ow!”.
Step 3: Play once more and see if they still bite. Play along with your puppy again after a few minutes have passed. Draw attention to your hands and see if they bite.
Step 4: Offer a reward if they don’t bite. Offer a treat or reward if your puppy doesn’t bite your hand, continue playing with them.
Step 5: If they bite you again say “Ow!”. Turn away and ignore the dog or place them in a selected time-out spot. Wait for 20 to 30 seconds before turning back to them.
Tip: Choose a time-out spot for your dog. It can be a small room away from people, toys and other animals. Never kick your dog to punish them.
Step 6: Be consistent and patient. Practice 15 minutes of your time whenever you can. Your dog can quickly learn that biting could be a quick way to bring an end to the fun.
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