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How do you teach a puppy not to bite?


A puppy has razor sharp teeth, as I am reminded when our puppy tries to eat my toes. It hurts! He is just playing and does not realize it hurts when he bites. I do not want my grands to be afraid of him and wondered how does one train a puppy not to bite? He has plenty of chew toys and bones.

 

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3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hello agilitymach, wow, thank you so much for all of the great information here! I will check out her page. That makes a lot of sense about no punishment. I appreciate you taking the time to answer!


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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi Sha, that is funny about the snapping of fingers because I did snap my fingers above his head and said "no!" and he sat down. LOL My husband liked the name Max, so that is what he is named.

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Luvtoo Write (luvtoowrite) says

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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hello luvtoowrite, Thank you so much for taking time to answer. Yes, I have heard about not allowing them to even play bite, as you indicate, it will develop into bad habits when grown. I appreciate the advice!

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    agilitymach 3 years ago

    Geeze Louise!!! NEVER slap a dog, even lightly. This creates the baggage of the dog becoming hand shy. If you reach for a dog and it ducks, chances are YOU'VE created a dog afraid of you by slapping, grabbing, or even hitting. NEVER do this.


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Susan Zutautas (Just Ask Susan) says

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    agilitymach 3 years ago

    This is a good method for teaching the pup not to bite, too. This one may be easiest for your grandkids to implement.


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