Puppies spend a great deal of time playing, chewing and investigating objects. All of these normal activities involve puppies using their mouths and their needle-sharp teeth. When puppies play with people, they often bite, chew and mouth on people’s hands, limbs and clothing. This kind of behavior may seem cute when your puppy is seven weeks old, but it’s not nearly so endearing when he’s three or four months old-and getting bigger by the day!
5 Things Not to Do When Teaching Your Puppy Not to Bite
- Don’t run around or create fast movement
- Don’t yelp or yell
- Don’t neglect the fact that your pup is teething and needs chew toys to play with
- Immediately stop rough-housing when your pup is in bite mode
- Don’t be inconsistent with your teachings
Why is it important to train your dog not to bite?
Approximately four and a half million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year and one fifth of them end up needing medical attention for their wounds. Children are the most common victims with half of bite wound victims being under the age of thirteen. Children are much more likely to be severely injured by dog bites due to their small size and not being aware of how one should act around a pup. Most dog bites occur while interacting with familiar dogs thus the need to educate people and their children on how to avoid dog bites. It is important to understand that any dog has the ability to bite and that by understanding the common reasons why dogs bite it is possible to prevent them.
Reasons dogs bite:
- Protective natured animals
- A reaction to stress
- If they are scared or threatened
- If they are not feeling well
- To protect their puppies or owners
Do you have a pup with a biting problem? Maybe a chihuahua , bulldog or pit bull? Our team at Come & Train It K9 helps pup’s and pup owners all over Houston with effectively training your fury friend how to not bite. Give us a call today to discuss your scenario. We have a tremendous success rate with training aggressive dogs. We’d love the opportunity to work with you and your pup!