This article will teach you how to stop your dog from biting and give you tips on how to prevent future incidents.
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There is no one-size-fits-all solution for how to stop a puppy from biting. Young dogs that are curious utilize their mouths to investigate. Their fangs are sharp, and puppy bites may easily make people feel jittery. You may anticipate some puppy biting when you have a new puppy, but it doesn’t have to be irritating. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, consider some of the suggestions below.
Checklist for Puppy Biting
- Keep an eye on the time – puppies become tired quicker than you think. Perhaps it’s time for a sleep.
- If you’re not an event organiser, your dog will find something else to do. A game or something to chew are popular options.
- Use a leash, cage, or gate to control the surroundings. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to succeed.
- Redirect the puppy to toys and chews that he or she like. If the puppy isn’t interested in the chews or food-stuffed toys, you should rethink what you’re offering.
- Consider if there’s anything you’re doing to aggravate the puppy. When a puppy receives too much affection or is in close proximity to children, he or she is more likely to bite.
Let’s Look At Each Tip In More Detail:
Puppies will get tired after a short amount of time. Keep track of how long it takes for puppy biting to feel like it’s getting worse. Keep an eye on the time! Did you know that in a 24-hour period, young pups need 18–20 hours of sleep? A dog that is overtired will bite more.
Between naps, schedule brief training, play, and enrichment activities. Some of your socializing excursions will be longer than others, so plan on carrying the puppy or stopping to let him to rest and recharge. It’s definitely time for a sleep if your dog is overstimulated and can’t relax or concentrate.
2. Work as a party planner
When you take the puppy out of his kennel, have a strategy. This will assist to avoid puppy bites that aren’t necessary. What are your plans for the day? What do you have for him to chew on and play with? The mayhem usually occurs during the pause between events.
With foresight and planning, you can avoid this. To put it another way, if you don’t give the puppy anything to do, he will find it. This isn’t always something you’ll like. Counter surfing, gnawing on off-limit items, and biting the youngsters are all popular options.
A Morning Routine Example:
7-7:20 a.m. – Puppy gets up and goes to the toilet. Water should be available. Spend some time in the yard smelling. Toss a few goodies in the air. Work on attracting and retaining given attention. Play three rounds of “find it.” In the pup’s place, provide another bathroom break. Inside, go to the kitchen/family room. Use a treat-ball to feed the puppy. When the treat-ball puppy is done, place it in the kennel with a bully and a food-stuffed toy.
7:20 – 8 a.m. – Puppy in kennel with stuffed bully and food. A puppy is taking a sleep.
Bathroom break between 8 and 8:15 a.m. Under your supervision, take your puppy out to socialize with children. Kids may play a game of hide-and-seek, sit on the ground, and engage with the puppy with a long toy or chew as long as the puppy is comfortable with the interaction. If it is safe for them to do so, they may hold a chew for the puppy.
*By providing supervised, well-planned time for children and puppies to interact, you are ensuring everyone’s success. The puppy is less likely to bite the children, and the children are aware of how much time they spend with the dog.
8:15–9:00 a.m. — Puppy in kennel, sleeping or chewing on plush toy or chew.
3. Take Care of Your Environment
Baby gates are useful for breaking up large open areas. You must still monitor the puppy from inside these smaller areas, ensuring that he has activities and suitable chewing materials. Bully is sticking to the rescue or treat balls, puzzles, and snuffle mats once again. In the following tip, I’ll go through this in more detail.
Another method to limit access to anything or someone the puppy may be interested in biting is to keep the puppy on a leash while he or she is out and about.
This is where I typically remind people about a puppy’s attention span. Also, how much time you have to devote to the puppy’s care. The truth is that you will need to concentrate on anything other than your puppy at some point, and this is when you should use the cage and take a sleep.
4. Useful Toys and Chews
It is possible to avoid improper puppy biting and boredom by redirecting a puppy to toys and chews. Your dog will also be taught how to solve problems. Everybody wins!
Toys aren’t all made equal. It’s critical that your dog like the toys and chews you’re diverting his attention to. For ideas, see our Toytorial blog and YouTube video. Bully sticks and West Paw’s Toppl Treat Toys are my top choices.
5. Am I a Touchy-Feely Person?
This may come as a shock to some, but I’m going to say it anyway. Sometimes your dog just does not want to be touched. It may seem ridiculous to worry about how to pet your dog, but you do. In many circumstances, handling her with care will avoid puppy biting.
Avoid putting your hand on your puppy’s head, grasping them, and raising them abruptly. Make careful to teach and monitor the youngsters on how to engage with the dog.
There will always be puppy biting to deal with with young dogs, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. You’ll spend less time feeling like a chew toy and more time enjoying puppy contact if you have some knowledge about dog behavior, preparation, and a solid strategy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you deal with an extremely biting puppy?
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Why does my puppy keep biting my other puppy?
Your puppy is probably trying to establish dominance over your other puppy. This can be solved by ignoring or scolding your pup for biting.
Is it normal for puppies to bite aggressively?
Yes, many puppies do bite aggressively.