How to Stop a Puppy from Biting and Nipping

Training a Suffolk County puppy can be difficult, especially if the puppy is a biter. Biting and nipping can ruin furniture and injure owners, so how can one stop this behavior in their puppy? To learn more about how to stop a puppy from biting and nipping, just continue reading this blog post.

One way to prevent your puppy from biting or nipping is teaching him or her that these bites can inflict pain. If your puppy bites you, let out a puppy yelp to signify pain. Once the puppy hears this yelp, which is similar to their own, they will realize they are inflicting pain and reduce the number of times they nip at you.

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Another way to reduce nipping is by redirecting a puppy’s bite. If your pup is biting at your hand, try to slowly remove your hand from your puppy’s range and replace your hand with a dog toy. This will train the puppy to chew their toys, instead of you.

Puppies don’t like bitter tastes, so using a bitter spray to deter a puppy is a potential solution. Spray a bitter flavor spray that is pet-friendly on your hand. Once your puppy nips at you and tastes the bitter spray, they won’t want to taste it again.

Commands are a standard part of training a puppy. Consider giving your dog a command to grow their obedience and reduce their nipping and biting. By giving a command, the puppy may follow the command and stop the biting.

Definitely consider following these tips to stop a puppy from biting and nipping. Also, remember to never hit your puppy. If you’re considering bringing a new puppy into your home, stop by Little Wonders Puppy Emporium. Check out the available puppies we have on our website, or visit our location at 15 Main Street in Sayville today!

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