How to Stop My Puppy Biting
This is the most common mistake people make with puppy mouthing,
chewing and biting.
After reading this you'll probably never think of puppy training advice
that you hear from others the same way. Hopefully you'll look at it all
through your puppy's eyes…and that is when you will start to
Think about it…
Right now, millions of puppies are being taught by their owners to gently
mouth their fingers and hands.
That’s right, we are training our puppies to do something that we then
do not want them to do later on!
How odd! And yet…
That is the standard way that it is taught. Teach your puppy to mouth
gently and then start telling them they are doing it too hard and then we
teach them not to do it anymore and if they do, it's the worst thing they
could possibly do…
Confused? Sound complicated? Well, that’s because it is!
No, don’t think you are alone, like I say, most people are taught to do
this, and so was I when I started dog training and yet there is a much
easier way. Here it is…
The big difference is that we must start as we mean to go on! Sounds
logical – and it is… even your dog will appreciate that the rules don’t
change as they grow up.
So here are the steps, somewhat simplified.
• 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
• 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 minute or so.
Simple. Take it from me, this is a far easier approach. I adopted it from
Doggy Dan’s video website The Online Dog Trainer which is such a
straight forward approach to training puppies. If you want to check out
the site which includes a video and section on mouthing for $1 on a 3
day trial then CLICK HERE <