Missy asked in PetsDogs · 9 years ago

what should i do when my puppy bites me?

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i have tried sqeeking, holding his mouth shut, and pushing him away. NOTHING WORKS!!!!

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  • 9 years ago
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    Do not push him, hold his mouth or hit him (this will not help, it will either make it worse or make him scared of you).

    When he bites you can do one of two things (whichever you choose stick with it and don't change, it could take a long time to fix).

    1. Walk away and ignore him for until he is calm (do not say anything).

    Go back and play with him again.

    Praise when he is chewing toys or playing without biting.

    Repeat every time he bites.

    2. Say No in a stern voice and give him a toy.

    Praise him when he chew the toys.

    You can find a lot of good info on training & caring for dogs/puppies by clicking the link below.

  • Labman
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting, they would quit being bitten. At 3 to 4 months they are getting their adult teeth, and it seems they spend every waking moment biting or chewing. One thing you can do at that stage is to knot and wet a piece of cloth. Then freeze it. The cooling will soothe the gums. Only let the puppy have it when you are there to watch it. I maintain a Lab's favorite chew toy is another Lab. Otherwise they settle for any person they can. They keep hoping to find one that won't yelp, jerk their hand away, and leave.

    You just have to keep on correcting them, hundreds of times, not dozens. Provide sturdy, safe toys such as Kongs and Nylabones. Avoid things they can chew pieces off and choke on them. Keep them away from electrical cords. Crates are essential for most young Labs and other dogs.

    The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on or cause intestinal blockages. If you are not there to watch, stick to sturdy stuff such as Nylabones and Kongs. Keep a close eye on chew toys and quickly discard anything that is coming apart in pieces. Rawhide is especially bad because it swells after being swallowed. I don't trust any of the consumable chews. The dogs just gnaw them down to a dangerous size too quickly. These problems are the worst with, but not limited to, large, aggressive chewers such as Labs.

    Source(s): 22 puppies since 1991
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well if it's just a little puppy theres really nothing you can do but put him on the floor and ignore him because all they wanna do is play. hope this helps(:

    Source(s): expirence!
  • 9 years ago

    Pick him up and put him in a room by himself for 5 minutes.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Since it's from a dog's mouth, go to a doctor in case it gets infected.

  • 9 years ago

    Smack him nose lightly adding a stern NO! stand up turn so your back is facing him if he try's to walk around to your front keep turning so your back is away from him

  • 9 years ago

    smack it on the nose, not hard and say no sternly.

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