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12
Dec

Veterinary Hospital Rockwall Advice On Training Your Dog Not To Bite

If you’ve recently brought a puppy into your family, you’re likely excited by your new addition. But you may be surprised to find that your puppy is biting a bit more than you’d like. Don’t worry: there are several ways of teaching your puppy that it’s not okay to bite.

Puppies, at their young age, are impressionable animals. You can teach them right from wrong and those lessons will stay with them throughout their lives.

Before you attempt to train your puppy not to bite, remember that it’s very natural for puppies to go through a biting phase in their early days. Still, here are a few simple guidelines for teaching your puppy to stop biting and to help him grow into a responsible dog.

To begin training your puppy not to bite, refrain from playing highly aggressive games such as wrestling and tug of war. Playing these games will only make your puppy associate biting as a positive behavior, so avoid these types of games whenever possible.

Biting is an instinctive behavior for puppies, and they don’t realize that it’s a negative one. When chastising your puppy for biting, make sure to communicate in a loud voice that biting is bad. Your puppy will respect your assertiveness.

One very popular method of teaching a puppy not to bite is yelping in pain by saying “Ouch!” in a high-pitched voice whenever the puppy bites you. Although you might be exaggerating, the puppy doesn’t know the difference.

The point of this exercise is to surprise the puppy by shouting out, then refuse to play with him for a few minutes. The puppy will learn that when he bites, he hurts his playmate.

These are just a few easy ways to discourage your puppy from biting. You can teach a puppy not to bite through your actions, but never inflict physical harm on the puppy during training as this can confuse and upset him, with very negative consequences later on in his life.

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