Bringing home a new puppy is a great experience for the whole family. However, many families are not prepared for the amount of bites they will get as they play with their puppy. Sometimes a puppy will bite so hard that children avoid playing with him.
Here are some tips that will help you teach your puppy that you don't want him to bite.
1. it is important to understand that it is natural for a puppy to use its mouth during Play
If you watch two puppies playing you will notice them continually biting and mouthing each other.
2. Your Puppy will want to play with you in the same way it plays with other puppies.
Your puppy will not understand that you do not want to play with them in the way another puppy will play with them. Your puppy needs to be taught how to use their mouth appropriately when playing with you or other people.
3. When your puppy bites you - tell him no.
When your puppy is playing with you and biting you, you should tell him no and then redirect his attention to another object.
4. When he has stopped biting you can divert his attention to another object
You have told him no. So when he is listening to you and has stopped biting, it is time to divert his attention to another object.
5. Give him a toy he can bite
Give him a toy he can bite. That way, he knows that you are still interested in playing with him but in a different way,
6. rotate the toys to keep them interesting
To maintain your puppy's interest, it is a good idea to use different toys.
It is important to get the timing right with this training. As soon as the puppy starts biting, you should sharply say no (or another marker word). Then pause for a short time and offer the diversion.