If you or someone you love has children, or there are children in the neighborhood, you have a duty to make sure your dog will not bite. Not only is it for the safety of your kind and yourself, but it is for the safety of your dog. If one day they decide that they are going to bite the wrong person, they’ll end up being put down, and that simply isn’t fair to your puppy. Here’s a great way to learn how to teach your dog not to bite…
To start, you have to figure out whether or not the dog is actually biting or if it is “mouthing”. Mouthing is a type of play that the dog engages in and it is how they play with their siblings and their mother. Unfortunately, they sometimes bite too hard. If they were with their mother, she would teach them that the pressure they just used was too hard for playing. Of course, their mom probably isn’t around, so it is up to you to teach this to them. If this is the problem you’re facing, simply pull your hand away when they bite it and let out a yelp and say, “Ouch!” This will show them that this is not acceptable.
If you are facing an actual biting problem, it is typically because they are defending their territory. Usually this happens when they are about to eat and are getting a little territorial with their food. If they start to snarl or nip at you when you try to give them their food, you must show them that you are the alpha dog and have the ability to take their food away. Once they get this through their heads, they will be much more reluctant to nip at you the next time.
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