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How to make your dog stop biting

Updated on April 23, 2013

Below I have explained that how should you treat your dog when he/she attempts to bite you. This is a serious problem which can be removed only by giving your dog proper training. If these steps are followed strictly by you, then he/she will never bite someone, unless you ask him to do so.

1- Firstly, when your dog bites you, don’t take it as fun, even if he is fully vaccinated. Immediately take your hand out of his mouth.

2- You need to gently hold your dog’s mouth. Give him a gentle tap on his nose & say “No” staring at him. He/she will gradually start learning that you don’t want him to bite you.

3- You need to stop playing with your dog for that moment. Go out of the room or sit aside & cross your arms. This will teach your dog that you don’t like when he/she bites you.

4- Never hit your dog when he bites you. Showing a little anger is Ok, but never hit him. If he/she is a teething puppy, give him a chewing toy. He will not be tempted again to bite you.

5- Don’t change your behavior in front of him. Becoming too much angry or started crying etc. when he/she bites you can have a negative impression on him.

6- If your dog still continues biting, leave him alone. It will show him that his biting doesn’t affect you. When he stops biting & settles down; you can continue your play or affection with your dog.

7- Consistency is the “key”. You need to do this with your dog on a regular basis. Award him if he gradually stops biting you & starts listening to you. Also tell your visitors, not to allow him to bite their fingers or toes.

  • That’s it. I hope this article helped you. Any Queries or Suggestions are duly invited.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I adopted a black lab pup and have been struggling with the biting problem. I will attempt some of these suggestions as I have been doing the exact opposite of what I should be doing. Yelling at her in anger when she bites.

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      You should never show too much anger to your dog, specially puppies. All the best for removing his biting problem.

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