Stop my puppy biting – the biggest mistake you’re making
After reading this you’ll probably never think of puppy training advice that you hear from others in the same way. Hopefully you’ll look at it all through your puppy’s eyes…and that is when you will start to understand them.
Think about it
How odd is that? We teach our puppy to mouth gently and then we start telling them they are doing it too hard and then we teach them not to do it anymore Confused? Sound silly? Well, that’s because it is! Please don’t think you are alone, like I say, most of us are taught to do it this way, this is how I was taught when I first had a puppy,
and yet there is a much easier way.
The main difference is we start as we mean to go on! Sounds logical – and it is… even your puppy will understand that the rules don’t change as they grow up.
Just follow these few simple steps to achieve your goal.
- Always provide your puppy with chew toys, chew things (could be a piece of wood)
- From the very start encourage your puppy to leave your fingers and clothes alone
- If your puppy mouths you then redirect them calmly onto something else
- If they continue to mouth you place them calmly on the floor and give a little yelp noise to let them know that their sharp teeth can hurt and move away.
- If they continue to mouth you or your clothes take them calmly and quietly and place them into timeout for a few minutes. This is a far easier approach. I adopted this from Doggy Dan’s video website The Online Dog Trainer which is such a straight forward approach to training puppies. If you would like to check out the site which includes a video and section on mouthing for $1 on a 3-day trial, then CLICK HERE
Here is a couple of things to remember:
At first, when your puppy is only, say 8 weeks old, you should always allow them several chances if they do accidentally mouth you. By the time they are around 5-month-old you must no longer tolerate any mouthing at all…
- Remember when you call your puppy to you, make sure that you have something in your hand for them to mouth. If you don’t you are setting them up to fail. Humans give affection through our hands but puppies and dogs tend to use their mouths more, so they need something to mouth when you are cuddling them!
- My last tip is simply this, if your puppy starts to mouth you and ignores your chew toy, stay calm and place them on the floor do not start shouting at him saying “No!” “No Bite” in your most commanding voice. (Another very old school training technique). This will only get them more excited… and that’s the last thing you need!
Understanding your puppy is the key to developing an amazing relationship with them. When you can see things through their eyes you’ll start to see how your actions make them feel.
Doggy Dan’s video website with over 250 videos is brilliant for helping you see things from your puppies point of view. He even has weekly videos of how he raised his puppy, Moses, from 8 weeks of age.
If you’re serious about helping your puppy in a kind and gentle way that will lead to an amazing relationship, then click here to look.
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