Why teaching puppies not to bite is important?
Why puppies bite?
Things you can refrain from doing that will encourage puppy biting
Tips that can help your puppy stop biting
Before we can get to any training techniques you need to know why puppies bite. Puppies learn to bite from when they are born, this is the way they communicate with their mother and the other puppies. As puppies get older they begin teething just like toddlers and just like a toddler who puts everything in their mouth for relief, puppies chew and bite on things for their relief.
So why is training puppies not to bite so important? Statistics show that as many as 4.7 million people each year get bitten by a dog. Now would this happen if these dogs were taught not to bite when they were puppies? No! So that is why it's important to teach your puppy not to bite.
Let's discuss the things you should not do when teaching puppies not to bite.
1. You never want to let your puppy play with any garments of clothing or shoes. Most importantly you do not want your puppy to bite and play with your hands, legs, toes or fingers. If you find that your puppy is trying to play with any of these you will want to substitute with a toy immediately.
2. Avoid wrestling with your puppy. Children have the tendency to wrestle with their puppies but you have to refrain from doing this because it will encourage your puppy to bite.
3. Never ever use physical force against your puppy. This will only make the puppy angry and want to bite.
Let's continue on to a few puppy training techniques to teaching puppies not to bite, but first, you should start training your puppy at about 6 weeks old if you wait for them to get older it is only going to be harder to train them.
1. You also want to give your puppy an ample amount of exercise. Exercise is not only great for your puppy but a puppy that is tried is a puppy that is less likely to bite.
2. You should begin to socialize your puppy with other people and other animals. This will let your puppy know that other individuals are nice and friendly and your puppy will be less likely to get scared around others and will also be less likely to bite anyone.
3. Get your puppy some chew toys. Instead of having your puppy bite on your fingers and hands you want to give him a chew toy.
I believe that you have a better understanding of why teaching puppies not to bite is so important.