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I’ve raised 4 guide dog puppies in training, worked with and trained countless other 7 week to 18 month old guide pups, and also fostered more than a dozen young puppies.
A mouthy, bitey, nippy, puppy is perfectly normal and I would actually be surprised if you were not experiencing some growing pains with a nippy puppy. One of the reasons why puppies stay with their litter mates until they are 7-8 weeks old is so they learn bite inhibition.
When puppies are playing, biting, and nipping each other play time stops when one of the puppies lets out a yelp and walks away. Redirect your puppy biting by slowly removing your hand from his mouth and replace with one of his dog toys. At about 4-5 months our puppies lose all of their tiny dagger teeth and they are replaced with adult teeth. If you think your puppy is being overly aggressive or none of these tips are helping with your puppy you should seek a local professional dog trainer and set up an in-home training session so the trainer can experience your puppy’s behavior first hand. Always remember when raising and training your puppy to be consistent, persistent, and patient. When Sampson was a puppy and he bit us, we would pull our hand away and place it over his nose (no slapping, just a gentle hand over his nose) and a NO BITE.
I have found that when a puppy bites it is normally on the hand between the thumb and index fingers. Hi, I am very new to puppy ownership, we have a 7 week 3 day old 1 quarter GSD and 3 quarter Sibe, male. I’ve read and tried ALL the techniques mentioned here now for the past 4 weeks and my puppy has shown NO signs of improvement! The redirect method is the first thing we always do when working with our puppies who like to bite. LABmom Nadine is having the ever so typical nipping issue with her 2 month old Labrador puppy, Murphy.


Many articles will tell you to ignore a puppy when he bites and to offer him a toy instead.
There is no doubt that a sufficiently loud squeal, followed by immediate withdrawal of attention, will cause many Labrador puppies to break off from biting. Sometimes long enough for a skilled owner to then redirect the puppy into a more appropriate activity. There is also no doubt that for some puppies, this has the reverse effect, and causes them to bite harder and more fiercely. A puppy that has spent sufficient time with his Mum, may be more likely to take heed of this verbal warning, as he will expect it to be followed by a sharp click of her teeth and a fiercer rebuke if he ignores her. And the fact is, squealing simply does not work as an effective anti-biting strategy, for some puppies.
They also anticipate that stopping a puppy from biting will be a fairly quick and simple matter. Once you have got your head around the fact that this process will take some time, that it will be a gradual thing, you need to think about how you are going to protect any children that might come into contact with the puppy.
This is important because small children can, both hurt and, be hurt by small biting puppies. If the puppy chases after you, biting at your legs and feet, step over a baby gate, or pop him in his crate for a few minutes.
The key points to take away from this are that biting is normal, and that training a puppy not to bite takes time. For a complete guide to raising a healthy and happy puppy don’t miss The Happy Puppy Handbook.
The book will help you prepare your home for the new arrival, and get your puppy off to a great start with potty training, socialisation and early obedience. Our labrador bitch is now 12 weeks old, we didn’t get her until she was 8 weeks but we had frequent contact before.


However, when I was the one who chose to put my hand deeper in his mouth, he didn’t like that because it wasn’t his idea ;-). Our friends have a Labrador that is now 10 years old and whenever I (or anyone else) goes into their house the dog continually nips and licks your hands. Others will tell you that you must not stop your puppy biting too suddenly, or punish him for biting, for fear of drastic consequences later. Her biting is causing real problems, I must admit we have tried a few different approaches as our previous labby boy was a puppy 14 years ago, I think we had forgotten how much the biting hurts but I’m sure he was never THIS agressive. Therefore, his mouth will open up wider(instead of biting down) as he tries to get rid of the gentle pressure.
The owners then shout at the dog, but the poor dog doesn’t know any better as he’s never been told it is wrong since he was a pup! I used two books to research before I got him and one of the sections in one of the books suggests three ways to stop a puppy biting.
With brief nipping here and there, sometimes I would quickly roll is upper lip into his canine tooth, which would immediately make him stop, but would not be a permanent cease-biting.
If they were interested in biting or chewing on anything not allowed including our hands or feet, we would get their toy or bone that they could chew and replace it. One perennial favorite is the Kong, which can be stuffed with goodies (such as peanut butter and broken dog biscuits) to make it even more appealing. I know how frustrating it can be, however at 2 years old now, my Blab Jasper is a fantastic friend, him and I have really grown together. But I found if I walked into the kitchen with a cold stone tile floor he stopped playing and sat or lied down, and you can approach and stroke him and touch him everywhere without a nip or fuss.



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