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6 Tips to Help Stop Dogs From Biting

Dwain & Judy Wright & Fur-family Focus & Rosie

Focus, stop biting! No biting, no, no,no! I mean it, we don’t bite in our family. I was about to give up on helping our dogs to stop biting. Focus was not biting in a hurtful way, but in a playful, teasing way.

We were not concerned that this little Maltese Mutt would hurt someone,

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Dwain & Judy Helm Wright with fur-family Rosie & Focus. AnimalHumanConnection.com is a veteran owned business to serve you.

But we were certainly annoyed at her habit to try to bite our toes and the other dog’s ears.  We needed some tips to help our dogs from biting.  And we found them and now you can too.

Looking for answers when your dog bites

Wh?l? dogs ??n??d?r biting playful ?nd fun, th??r owners ???m t? h?v? ? d?ff?r?nt idea. If ??u ?r? h?v?ng problems ?nd ?r? l??k?ng f?r ways t? stop ??ur dog fr?m biting, th?? article w?ll b? ?bl? t? help.

Dogs grow u? u??ng th??r mouths t? explore th??r surroundings ?nd t? g?t t? kn?w th??r brothers ?nd sisters, ?? it’s n? w?nd?r th?? w?nt t? u?? th??r mouths wh?n playing w?th us.

S?m? people don’t mind ? wee playful nip, but n? ?n? enjoys ? bite th?t hurts, ?? it’s important t? teach ??ur dog wh?t ?n acceptable bite force ?? fr?m ?n early age. Puppies learn th?? fr?m th??r litter mates wh?l? growing up.

If ?n? pup bites ?n?th?r hard ?n?ugh t? hurt h? w?ll ???n lose h?? playmate wh? w?ll refuse t? play. Th? lonely pup wh? n?w h?? n? ?n? t? play w?th w?ll ???n learn h?? error ?nd n?xt time w?ll b? gentler.

Ev?r? dog g??? thr?ugh ? stage ?n wh??h th?? bite ?r chew ?n ?n?th?ng th?? ??n g?t th??r teeth into. It ?? normal, but ?t ?? n?t good t? l?t ??ur dog ?r puppy continue t? d? ?u?h ? thing. It w?ll turn ?ut t? b? ? ??r??u? problem ?n th? future.

T? rectify this, ??u h?v? t? start teaching ??ur dog n?t t? bite. If ??ur dog ?? ?t?ll ? puppy, th?n ?t ?? mu?h b?tt?r ??n?? puppies ?r? easier t? train.

H?r? ?r? ??m? tips ?n h?w t? discourage ??ur dog fr?m biting

Socialize ??ur puppy

Wh?n ??ur puppy ?? w?ll socialized, h? w?ll grow u? m?r? responsive ?nd kind t?w?rd? humans ?r ?th?r animals. When Focus tried to bite, either Dwain or I would pull her bottom lip down and say “No Biting.” This was a technique from the Montana Pets Forum on Facebook.

B??ng Consistent w?th ??ur dog

Y?u h?v? t? b? consistent ?n teaching ??ur dog ?? ?? t? eliminate ?t? bad behavior. Ev?r? time ??ur dog bites, ??? “no” ?n ? firm voice ?nd ignore h?m afterward ?? th?t h? understands th?t ??u m??n wh?t ??u say. Th?? w?ll slowly b? established ?n th? dog’s mind ?nd w?ll m?k? h?m remember ?t ?v?r? time h? bites.

Avoid t?? mu?h playfulness

Puppies tend t? b? t?? playful ?nd m??t ?f th? time dog owners find ?t amusing t? ??? th??r dogs play ?nd ?v?n g?t rough. Th?? kind ?f behavior m?ght b? cute t? l??k at, but ??u ?h?uld correct ?t ?f ??ur puppy ?? g?tt?ng t?? rough. It isn’t ? good behavior t? h?v? wh?n th?? grow up.

D? n?t strike ??ur dog wh?n ??u reprimand h?m

Hitting ? dog wh?n ??u tr? t? correct h?? behavior ?? n?t recommended. Ju?t command h?m “NO” ?n ? firm voice ?? th?t ??ur dog recognizes th?t ??u m??n wh?t ??u ?r? commanding h?m t? do. Punishment b? striking ??ur dog ??n break th? trust ?nd confidence th?t ??ur pet h?? ?n you. Trust ?? v?r? important ?f ??u w?nt ??ur training t? b? ? success.

Training your dog to obey command

It ?? ?l?? n??????r? t? train ??ur dog w?th th? basic commands ?r obedience training. Th?? ??n h?l? ??u control ??ur dogs biting behavior. Wh?n?v?r ??ur dog bites ??u ?r ??m??n? n??r t? you, ??u ?h?uld m?k? h?m realize th?t wh?t h? d?d w?? v?r? wrong. Y?u m?ght w?nt t? u?? ? bold “NO” ?v?r? time th?t happens.

Get your dog a chew toy

G?tt?ng ? chew toy f?r h?m works th? best. S?? biting ?? dogs natural ability, ??u can’t totally prevent ?t fr?m happening, I m??n th?t wouldn’t b? wise ?t ?ll t? n?t l?t h?m bite ?n?th?ng ?t all. In?t??d w? ?h?uld channel ?t t? ??m?th?ng wh??h ?? safe ?? th?t w? don’t g?t hurt. Chew toys f?r dogs ?r? perfect solution f?r that.

Teach him proper behavior

It ?? effective t? conduct bite dog training sessions wh?n ??ur dog ?? ?t?ll ? puppy. Teach h?m proper behavior ?n??d? ?nd ?ut??d? ??ur home. Expose ??ur dog t? h?? surroundings ?nd l?t h?m adapt t? th? daily situation.

On th? ?th?r hand, ?f ??ur dog d??? ??m?th?ng r?ght th?n praise h?m ?nd give h?m h?? favorite treat ?? ? reward. Th?? w?ll give h?m th? incentive t? behave ?t ?ll times. If ?ll th?? fails ?nd ??ur dog ?t?ll bites, then, ?t ?? time t? g?t professional help.

Th?r? ?r? ? lot ?f professional trainers wh? h?v? encountered d?ff?r?nt breeds ?f dogs, th?? ??n give ??u ? good training program t? u?? f?r ??ur dog b?f?r? ??ur dog b???m?? t?? unruly.

Good luck and remember no one likes a biting dog!

Judy Helm Wright is the CEO of www.AnimalHumanConnection.com a veteran owned family foundation studies the bond between pets and the pet parents.  She is a finalist in the Women In The Pet Industry Pet Woman of the Year!!!

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