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Dog Training To Stop Biting
If you want to prevent and stop your dog biting, then the best time thing you can do is start training your dog when it is a puppy. Puppies naturally love to play, and enjoy interacting with people. But they are also impressionable, so if you teach them right from wrong early on and enforce it consistently, then they will not develop bad habits such as biting.
Have toys available for your puppy to play with, and do not allow any games that have the puppy biting a person (such as tug of war or wrestling). If the puppy does bite you, even in play, immediately give a high pitched "Ouch" loud enough to startle the puppy. Your puppy will actually recognize what you are doing: when puppies play with each other, they let one another know that they've been hurt with a loud whelp. So do the same, and your pup will know to stop biting.
Never punish your puppy physically, as this will just provoke him and develop a long-term fear of you that will take much hard work to reverse. Instead, just verbalize, and ignore the puppy for a few minutes. Repeat this a few times and the puppy will quickly learn that people won't stay and play if they are bit. Since puppies love attention, this lesson will be quickly learned. Avoid games like tug of war or games that involve taking items out of the puppy's mouth, as this can lead to biting and start bad habits.
Everyone in the family should be consistent with this training. Children should be taught how to handle a bite from a puppy, and should be supervised when they are playing with the puppy. The children may have to learn how to play with the puppy just as the puppy needs to learn to play with them. Be careful not to allow the puppy to mouth or bite on your fingers. Some people mistakenly see this as affectionate or cute behavior. It is, in fact, teaching your dog that it is all right to bite people, and can develop into serious dog aggression if untreated. Not a message that you wish to leave with your puppy!
If your puppy continues to bite...
Only use this method if you are sure your puppy won't bite too hard! If your puppy does not stop biting, you can discourage the biting by loosely holding her lower jaw between your thumb and forefinger--after she has taken your hand in her mouth. DON'T hurt her by squeezing too hard; just gently hang on so that wherever her mouth goes, your hand goes too. Ten seconds of this and your puppy should get the idea. When you next put your hand near the pup, if she ignores it or licks it, PRAISE IMMEDIATELY. If she tries is a bad idea.
A second option is Bitter Apple or other aversive substances. Coat gloves with a foul-tasting substance such as bitter apple. Every time your dog tries to bite, he should be repelled by the taste and stop biting. The only risk is that your dog will fear the gloves more than the act of biting itself, so do not rely exclusively on this method.
Training mature dogs not to bite
An older or more mature dog will require some additional training if it bites. Here are some treatments to stop the dog biting:
If the dog is biting to show dominance try the following methods:
Biting from over-excitement in play
Dog Training To Stop Biting
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WARNING: Ineffective dog training can actually encourage dog biting
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