connie m: what to do if my puppy is a biter?
my puppy wont stop biting.
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Answer by Bob
I would respectfully suggest you read a couple of books and watch some videos on raising and training dogs. Also, I recommend two TV shows, "The Dog Whisperer" with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic Channel, and "It's Me or the Dog," with Victoria Stillwell, on Animal Planet. Both programs are very instructive and often deal with the issues you raise here. Good luck!
Answer by kylieboo
when it bites, grab its snout, hold it closed and tight and firmly say "no bite" and release. just continue doing this and eventually your puppy will get the hang of it.
Answer by nimoto
Yelp like a puppy when it bites you, you'll be speaking to it in a language it understands. Do it consistently, and it will change its behavior before long-
Answer by Carley F
My grandmothers puppy has the same problem. But it simply does it out of playfulness. I suggest if this is not out of fun firmly (but not to hard) hold the snout, tap your dog on the nose and either go cht or No.
Answer by mars
if it is a puppy. it is likely it is teething and wanting to play, and well puppies play rough. to keep the puppy from biting it is best to grab the puppy's muzzle and hold it shut and tell it "no", i would usually wait until the puppy begins to whine to let go of the muzzle, not from pain but frustration, it's kind of like "asserting your dominance" as cesar milan would say.
Answer by heyy_grace
well, puppies are supposed to bite! Puppies are born without teeth but baby canines (the longer teeth on each side in the front of the mouth) begin erupting at around 3 to 4 weeks of age, with incisors (the tiny teeth in the front) and premolars (larger side teeth) coming in at around 4 to 6 weeks of age. Puppies should have a total of 28 baby teeth by the age of 8 weeks. Around the age of 4 to 5 months, puppies will begin shedding their baby teeth and by the age of 7 months all permanent incisors, canines, premolars and molars should be in. Adult dogs of most breeds have 42 teeth. haha, i know it can hurt and sometimes destructive, but really, they can't help it. it's part of their teething process, and their gums hurt so they chew on things and bite people. i recommend not scolding the puppy, since the puppy really can't help it. you can help soothe the puppy's discomfort and prevent the biting and chewing of people by providing some chew toys. really easy solution, and it works, too! lol. some good, durable chew toys will work fine, but make sure there are at least 3 so your puppy doesn't get bored and goes to chewing something else (like you!). also, crinkly toys or toys that make sounds is something that dogs really seem to enjoy, and they don't get bored of them! lol, kinda weird, but they like it. also, you could try getting an old towel, and like, freezing it. the cold of the towel will numb the puppy's gums and soothe the irritation and soreness.
good luck, and be patient with your puppy! i've had three puppies, whom all went through their teething phase... :]]
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