Use These Tips to Stop Puppy Biting.
Puppies can make for wonderful pets, but just as with a child you must teach them certain things while they are still young. When you set good behavioral habits in them as puppies, you are teaching these habits to them for life because they will carry these good habits into adulthood. Biting is a common issue among puppies. They like to play and roughhouse and think biting is okay. However, if you let a seemingly small habit like this continue, your dog can become violent when he's grown.
There are a few tips that can help any puppy owner to stop puppy biting. Socializing your dog with other dogs and people helps tremendously to deal with a problem such as puppy biting. You should encourage interaction between your dog and other dogs and people so they understand the importance of socialization and are less likely to bite other dogs or people when they see them. Socialization also helps in other ways, including that it teaches your dog not to be afraid of others.
Never use violence to try and teach your dog what is right and wrong. This is only going to have a reverse effect and make them think violence is okay. It will also make them fearful of you which is not what you should want as the owner of your pet. Hitting or slapping the dog when they bite as a way of trying to get them to stop biting is only going to erode their trust in you.
Instead, rely on talking to the dog and reprimanding them verbally if they bite after you have told them not to. Dogs are very smart animals and know when you use a certain tone of voice that they are in trouble. Make sure you speak to them immediately after doing wrong, so they understand what they are getting in trouble for. If you wait for even five minutes afterwards, they may be confused as to what they did wrong.
If you cannot seem to solve the problem, you can always call in a professional. There are dog trainers in every location that you can hire. They are professionals and have the knowledge and expertise to deal with a dog's behavioral problems, including puppy biting. Of course there will be a charge for this so you have to make sure you have the money to pay for it.
The most important thing to remember is that there is always a way and dealing with a puppy biting problem as soon as possible is crucial. There are multiple ways of dealing with a behavioral problem such as this and it takes more time to teach some dogs than others. Deal with it when they are still a puppy and you will save yourself a lot of trouble in the long run.