We have an article here about training a dog to stop biting. Biting is normal to all breeds of dogs, especially puppies who are trying to play with you. However, consistent biting will actually lead to bad habits of your puppy as he grows older. It is important that you remedy this issue as early as now or it will be a problem in the future.
How are you going to fix this kind of behavior? Would you need a private dog trainer to do it? The answer is no. Not necessarily, to be exact. Dog owners can do the training all by themselves. Keep in mind the following techniques in addition to our first article, according to Jaw-Dropping Facts’ Youtube:
Try the Social Isolation Technique
The key here is that you show your negative reaction to your puppy when he bites you. Try saying “No!” or simply just walk away. You can also yelp, squeal, and stop playing with your doggy friend as soon as he bites you then ignore him completely. Most of the time, the biting occurs when both you and your furry baby are playing. Stop the fun immediately when he bites. This is another kind of punishment for dogs.
Don’t play rough
Remember that this type of play encourages biting! There are many fun activities that you can do with your dog that will not lead to a rough play. Keep in mind that your pup is trying to socialize and communicate with you whenever he is biting.
Spray Taste Deterrent
Safe deterrents are usually white vinegar or bitter apple. Spray some of these on your skin and/or your clothes when it’s playtime with your dog. To test, when your dog bites you, stop for a while, and see if it works. Use only safe products.
Enroll Your Dog In A Socialization Class
Why not try a puppy kindergarten or any behavior class designed for dogs? If you, as a dog owner, is already experiencing exhaustion in training your furry baby, then it’s completely okay to hire the help of private trainers near you.
Remember, dogs, even the most mischievous and playful puppies, can be trained not to bite. You are lucky that you are realizing this need to train your furry baby when he or she is still young because excessive biting can lead to behavioral issues in the long run. Follow the guidelines given above whenever you train your pup and you will get lasting results you will thank yourself for!
Have you had any experience training your puppy in this aspect? We would want to hear your stories through the comments below!