How to Teach Your Dog Not to Bite: Learn the reasons why some adult dogs bite and discover steps you can take to keep your dog from biting out of fear or aggression.
Dog Biting, Nipping and Mouthing
Some puppy owners enjoy playing the “biting game.” It can be fun and funny to watch your puppy nip at your fingers and clothing. In fact, mouthing is a natural tendency in puppies as they lose their baby teeth and grow into adulthood. However, adult dog teeth can cause a lot more damage to humans and other animals than puppy teeth.
Adult dogs that nip, mouth, and bite were probably not given proper boundaries as puppies. In order to have a dog that is well mannered and welcome around people and other dogs, biting behavior must be curbed.
If a dog’s biting goes beyond mouthing, serious problems can arise. Dogs that bite out of fear or aggression can end up in very dangerous situations. Biting can cause serious injury to people or other dogs, and can lead to lawsuits and even the forced euthanasia of the offending dog. It is important to work with your puppy so that he understand not to put his mouth on humans, and if your adult dog is biting, it is crucial to pinpoint the root cause, so that you can work with the dog to stop the behavior immediately.
When dogs are puppies they can teethe just like humans do. The pain from new teeth coming in causes the dog to want to try and get rid of it. Just like a teething ring for humans, the dog wishes to bite down on something. In most cases, the puppy is just nipping on your finger or on some item. They normally don’t bite down hard and the behavior goes away after the teeth are
When your dog is a puppy they will begin to start teething. The dog may want to nip or bite on something to reduce the pain. You can help your puppy by giving it a chew bone or a chew toy. Your puppy will be happy to be playing and you will be able to reduce them from chewing on other things.Another way to help stop biting or nipping is to use a firm voice