How To Stop A Puppy From Biting Everything Around Him/Her
There are many reasons why puppies are kept with their litter with their brothers & sisters until they are 7 to 8 weeks old before collection is Bite Inhibition.
Bite inhibition refers to a dog’s ability to control the force of his mouthing. A puppy or dog who hasn’t learned bite inhibition with people doesn’t recognize the sensitivity of human skin, and so he bites too hard, even during play
Have you ever seen little puppies constantly play fight and bite each other while there usually no complaints on either side and it quickly stops when one of the puppies lets out a yelp and runs off.
Overtime, puppies slowly understands how to control their bites. As playful puppy biting and actual aggressive bites are two completely different things. This is no different in adult dogs too. They may have just never been able to interact with their brothers & sisters when they were younger due to being abandoned or early adopted. This is one of the biggest reasons why breeders do not let you take home a puppy younger than 7-8 weeks, to avoid puppy biting hard due to not understanding nor having a younger social life.
Some common methods for dog biting training include
Let the dog believe that they are hurting you
Each time your puppy bites you, let out a puppy yelp & walk away! In summary, you are attempting to associate biting “owners” with “pain”. While depending on your dog breed and aptitude, this may need to be repeated constantly until they understand that biting is a no-go and will cease “interaction” or playtime. Whilst ending playtime or interaction is a must as it is the most important part of the exercise.
Redirect your puppy to something it can bite
Biting is not always a bad thing, sometimes, they just need to understand, what they can and cannot bite.
What you can do is each time your dog attempts or does bite you, slowly remove your hand against his or her mouth and replace it with a bite-able toy. This means, during your training phases, you may always need to have one of their favorite biting toys easily accessible. Whenever they are improperly biting either you or something they should not be, replace it with the dog toy. Overtime, your dog will understand, what they can and cannot bite and when they do feel like biting, they will find the toys they can bite.
Some Dog Chew/Bite Toys & Chewable treats Fayie Recommends
- Incredibly durable.
- Keeps puppies busy for extended time.
- Reinforces good chewing behavior.
- Adorable treat
- High protein beef
- Artificial chemicals, additives & preservatives free
- Oral Hygiene
While you are training your dog to stop biting using any of the methods whether its the one listed or another one.
We never recommend or advise owners to use force, or cruel, traumatic methods such as shock collars to teach their dogs.
It is inhumane and it usually always leads to bigger behavioral problems down the road & what worse, it’s no longer a relationship between you and your dog. They will fear you & the pain.
The most important part when you are training your dog, it needs to be constant, persistent and you need to have patience.
Not all dogs will learn within a few days, and some will take a lot longer than others.
Always finish the lessons in high notes, so your dog enjoys it & understand when to dote them and when to be strict.
If all fails, you may need to invest in dog school and always listen to your dog trainers.