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Flurry is just under four months old now and he's going through a pretty significant puppy biting stage
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Description below but have you ever heard that when your puppy is biting you like this that you should say ouch and walk away from
And we can definitely say [that] now what we thought that
this was a bit of a shallow way to
Address this because you're addressing the symptom the biting and not the cause your dog's desire to interact with you
There are two main reasons that [puppies] bite like this because they're teething or because they're trying to engage the world
This is how they grab things if your puppy is teething you'll definitely want to make sure they have
Regular access to safe chew toys of lots of different textures now
it's going to take a few weeks to really resolve puppy biting and dogs can be really nippy until they're about five months old or
Even longer if it goes unchecked you must commit to being very patient with them right now you and your dog don't yet have
Really Crystal clear communication together and every interaction you have with them needs to be focused on building that communication
Addressing puppy biting is one of the best opportunities to do that in addition to the exercises
I'm about to cover make sure you have a strong focus on desensitizing
your dog to being touched firmly by a person. I think he's enjoying the massage
So the more they're used to this the less likely they are to nip at you
You know I've even heard some dog trainers recommend biting your dog back
So they know how it feels, but those are really silly ways to teach it on if your puppy play bites really excessively
Then you've probably got a high-energy dog
If that's the case then exercise early in the morning and throughout the day is mandatory if you want relief Sooner rather than later
Chances are if you've got a puppy biter on your hands
You're probably getting pretty good at predicting when they're about to be bitey for example in Flurry's case
It's all the time simply hoping for the best and reacting negatively when your puppy bites
You is not going to resolve this efficiently fast success comes when you're one step ahead of your dog now
I know you can do this you're a person there a dog most of you are smarter than your dog
I hope first let's talk about how you need to get good at using a toy to curb puppy biting
Since I know that flurry is likely to bite me when I go to greet him
I want to be one step ahead of him by having a toy that. I know he likes already with me
He likes that snake so look this is okay to bite my flesh is not
So we want to continually divert our dog's attention
To the toy the thing that is acceptable to bite over time your dog is going to start to realize alright
So there's some things I'm allowed to buy some other things
I'm not just they're not born knowing this so you have to take the time to teach [them]
it's not reasonable to expect a dog to just be calm all the time your goal should be to get them to release energy and
Play when we asked them to rather than waiting for them to ask out on their own
So now let's talk about how to use treats to curb puppy biting
I mean your dog has to know the proper conduct when encountering a person remember when your dog is biting
You like we've been seeing flurry do they're just trying to engage [you]
we just have [to] show them and teach them that we prefer a different kind of engagement a more civilized form of
Engagement since I know that flurry is very likely to start biting me when I engage him I've got to be one step ahead of
Him so I've got a treat right here now
We've done some basic training with him and he knows how to sit and a couple other things
I'm going to encourage him to sit for a treat like that. It's worth noting that many puppy biters
Don't know how to take a treat gently and they really bite your hands while trying to get that treat
So if that's your dog just simply treat them open palm
It's a good idea to have treats easily accessible at all times if you've got a new dog
Let's take all of that exuberant energy and turn it into learning power now right off the bat when you're using treats
That's likely to subdue your dog's desire to bite
Just because they get in
Food mode when a dog is in the mood to eat they tend to be a little less bitey since I know flurry is
Likely to bite. I'm going to ask him to sit
Nice work. Now, you might be wondering "hey, am I rewarding my dog for biting in this situation?"
No, you're not, because we asked him to sit first
There ya go, good job bud. So ideally you asked your dog to do something else. Maybe it's "sit". Maybe it's "lie down".
Maybe it's "come". That's a good roll over buddy, and reward for the thing you DO like. so you can see by training like [this]
We're satisfying his urge to want to interact with us and our desire to have a well-behaved dog at the same time.
Initiating a 30 second to two minute training session like this
teaches your dog to respond to you, rather than simply behaving impulsively.
This is why it's important to make great effort to understand
why your dog is acting a certain way rather than simply focusing on correcting unwanted behaviors after they occur.
Imagine it if you were really consistent about asking your dog to sit every time you greeted them a
thousand times in a row. Your dog would quickly get into the habit of sitting to greet you
instead of biting you. How great would that be?
Use both of these approaches that we've gone over so far and use them often when encountering any dog going through the puppy biting phase.
Now, when you notice
instances of licking where your puppy used to bite, you'll know you're on the right track!
And you should notice that becomes a bit more frequent with time.
Puppy biting can take anywhere between a couple of days and a couple of months with extreme biters
so it's really important to keep your expectations in line.
So what do you do if you're just hanging out in your caught off guard by the puppy biting? Well, number-one,
promptly initiate one of the training sessions that we did today
Exercise [your] dog or place them in a boring environment for a few minutes until they calm down a bit
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