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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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!
This is the method I've used with TONS of puppies, as well as adults that never learned bite inhibition. So far I haven't found anything that works quite as well.
Hello wychic, thank you for taking the time to confirm such! Have a great day.
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.
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!
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.
Hi Jackie, thank you for answering. They are very smart indeed. Hi agilitymach, looks like Jackie said "pretend" slap and not actually slap.
This is a good method for teaching the pup not to bite, too. This one may be easiest for your grandkids to implement.
Hi Susan, thank you so much for sharing. I have a lot to check out and so glad all are providing great answers here. I should have my pup trained before too long now. Hi agilitymach, oh, good, about the grandkids implementing such too!