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Dog Training Tips - How to Stop Puppy Biting Problem in Minutes

Have you noticed puppy seems to be fond of biting our hands and feet? What this dog is displaying is called puppy biting. It can be solved by obedience and consistency. Puppies and dogs need to chew. Chewing is instinctual to them, just like playing games are instinctual to children. You can’t teach a puppy or dog to “never chew” but you can teach them to chew on appropriate things and not your hands. For the puppy, he is probably teething and his mouth is probably painful so telling him “No” to stop him from chewing is not going to work.

Before correcting this puppy biting behavior, make him wear a leash and collar indoor at all times. This will make games of chase end quickly as you can stop him by stepping on the leash anytime. It will also give you a control by popping his leash when he refuses to listen to your voice commands. With that in place, start off by giving him a set of toys of appropriate hardness, texture and thickness to chew. Give him varieties to explore. Many puppies enjoy chewing on a wet rag. Avoid thin latex toy and the puppy’s sharp teeth can easily tore this and the ingesting the plastic can be also be dangerous for them.

Now, here’s how you can teach him to chew on the right things. When you catch your puppy or dog chewing on something he shouldn’t, give him a “NO” and pop the leash. Try giving him raw bones or milk bones. This will keep them occupied for a long time. Like any chew object, you need to supervise your dog when he has anything to chew. My dog ended up with indigestion after swallowing a bone and I had to bring him to the vet immediately.

What happens if your dog “bites” you? I find the following effective:

1. Scream like a wounded puppy. The type of noise a puppy makes when someone steps on his tail. Look extremely hurt and upset and ignore him for a few minutes. Speaking the “dog’s language” works wonder at times!

2. A sharp and almost growl like “No bite” and tap slightly under his chin. This would be imitating an adult dog growling at the puppy to let him know that he is not pleased with his behavior.

3. Do not allow the puppy to be left unsupervised for whatever reasons. He is just like a toddler and needs supervision.

4. Be consistent. Every time you see him chewing on something inappropriate, he needs immediate correction. Stop whatever you are doing and correct him immediately. And every time you see him chewing on something appropriate, praise him with a simple “good boy” to let him know that he is chewing on the right thing.

Source: Internet

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