How danger is to allow your puppy for biting, the importance of playing correctly, and how to stop the unwanted biting behavior. The following lines will be very useful when you welcome your puppy a new addition to your family. Following are the five best ways to stop puppy biting:
- Playing with your puppy:
It is normal and even cute when your puppy nibbles and lunges at your hands. Since your puppy has been exposed only other puppies in the litter who naturally play with biting and mouthing, it would make perfect sense why he would assume that playing with you would not be different but as puppy’s teeth grow and their bodies become stronger, what was once cute nibbling eventually turns in to uncomfortable or even dangerous rough play and bites.
Since biting is an unacceptable type of play, it is important to teach your puppy how to enjoy playing games with toys instead of your hand. Playing is a healthy, natural activity that helps build the bond between you and your puppy. This also affects your puppy’s train ability, sitting, waiting, learning tricks, not pulling on the leash, even to stop biting.
- Decreasing biting pressure:
Before teaching your puppy not to bite, it is important to train your puppy to decrease bite pressure. Allow your puppy to begin mouthing and nibbling at your hand. When he bites down hard yell Ouch, oh; so he is startled and stops for a second. Continue allowing him to mouth your hand, making sure to speak up every time he bites too hard, so your puppy can learn your threshold for what is acceptable and what is not.
- Reduce biting by chewing:
Once your puppy understands your feedback about the strength of his bite, you can begin to reduce biting. The best way to teach your puppy not to bite is to redirect him to a toy or a chew bone. Simply give your dog a firm no and replace whatever he was biting with something he is allowed to chew. If your puppy is three to six months old, there is a good chance he may be teething. So he might be trying to reduce discomfort by chewing. Try giving him an ice cube to chew on. It will numb his gums and help alleviate the pain.
- Exaggeration of expressions:
Best trick is to get puppies to stop biting is to exaggerate and pretend they have injured you, their friend. By pretending their nip actually hurt you by putting your hand away, yelling ouch, and stop playing, replicating what other litter mates would do if another puppy were to cause them pain.
- Love and trust:
Training your dog depends on a good relationship built on love and trust. It takes time to build a working partnership and the more time and patience you have with your puppy fromday one, the more obedient he will be. Dogs want to please and enjoy, if there is love and trust between them and their master.
In the last but not the least I would like to say that managing and controlling puppy biting problems can be a major challenge for dog lovers. Puppy biting or nipping starts out as a bit of fun but needs to be controlled quickly to avoid ongoing problems. However the above five best ways to stop puppy biting can be very helpful to overcome this problem.