As puppies start developing teeth, they like to explore around by biting things. If your puppy bites then you need to stop this behavior immediately.
Initially, when they are small, their bites don’t hurt much but as they develop permanent teeth, their bites get stronger and it can hurt you badly.
Therefore, it is important to train him to not bite you or anyone around. Training them to be gentle and playing safe is necessary.
But the main question that comes in every puppy parent’s mind is – How To Train Your Puppy To Stop Biting?
Well, if you too have this question, you are in the right place.
How To Train Your Puppy To Stop Biting
Make sure to teach your puppy the ‘No’ word from the very beginning. Keep a different tone for ‘No’ and ‘Good’.
When he starts biting you, even if it does not hurt firmly say ‘No’ to him. Take your hand away and make sure he understands that what he is doing is wrong.
Puppies normally try to bite you while playing. They try to play rough. You have to train him to be gentle. If he is playing roughly, don’t encourage him.
Stop playing with him the moment he gets rough and starts biting. He must realize that play time will be over as soon as he starts biting.
Give Him His Chew Toy
As the puppies grow and their teeth start developing, they tend to bite you more. When you are playing with him and he starts biting you give him an alternative to chew.
The moment he starts biting, say No to him and give him a toy after some time. Chew toy can be the best solution. This way he will have the knowledge of what to chew and nibble and what not to.
You must consistently react to his behavior. Just like saying ‘No’ in a firm voice, you can also make yelp sound to stop him from biting. Puppies bite other puppies in their pack and when the bite hurts the puppy makes a ‘Yeeooww’ sound showing the pain.
So, next time the puppy bites you, make an ‘Owww’ or ‘Yeeooww’ sound and stop playing with him for some time.
Praise Their Good Behavior
Rewarding your pups good behavior is necessary. Shower him with praises, love, and cuddles when they listen to you. Praising him will encourage his good behavior and he will learn to play in a way that everyone enjoys.