Stop Puppy Biting

playbiteYou’ll want to stop puppy biting as soon as it starts to prevent your dog from thinking this type of behavior is acceptable.  It is natural for puppies to freely and frequently use their mouths on anything and everyone they come in contact with.  This is because it is through their taste and their teeth they learn and experience.  Biting is also how they communicate, play and test their fellow litter mates.  However, even if this is part of their instincts, that doesn’t mean you should allow it.

You can stop puppy biting by putting one or more of the following techniques into practice.

Yelp – As soon as your puppy’s teeth come in contact with your skin give a sharp, high-pitched cry of pain and quickly snatch your hand away.  This will often halt him because he will associate the cry with a similar sound that a litter mate would make when bitten.  His intention is not to hurt you.  After a few seconds,

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