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This version of How to Stop a Boxer Dog from Biting was reviewed by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS on August 23, 2015. Keep in mind that puppies are often teething at the same time that they are learning about not biting, so it is important to make sure that your puppy has appropriate chew toys.
All this socialization serves a purpose related to biting because a well socialized dog will know how to play with other dogs and will not bite at the first sign of a threat.
This version of How to Stop Puppy Biting was reviewed by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS on October 16, 2015.
Keep your dog's vaccinations current.[17] With proper training, your dog will hopefully never bite you or a stranger.
You will have less liability in the event of a bite if your dog's vaccinations are up to date.
No matter the dog's age, teach them that it is never appropriate to put their teeth on a person. This version of How to Make a Dog Stop Biting was reviewed by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS on June 12, 2015. They need a lot of attention and therefore, can be prone to playful biting, especially as puppies. When your dog is biting at the right pressure in play, say "Good dog," using a happy tone of voice. Most pet stores sell deterrents that your dog will not like the taste of, such as bitter apple.
If your dog is too aggressive and has a history of biting, use a muzzle to keep people safe and to seek professional help at the earliest possible time. Another useful training method to use for biting and other undesirable behaviors is redirection.


If your puppy starts biting your hand, one way to get him to stop is to offer him a chew toy to redirect his attention away from you. Puppy socialization is important to help your puppy learn normal dog behaviors.[9] Socialization starts from a young age when your puppy is with its mother and other puppies. This will only instill fear in it and fearful puppies (and dogs) do not make good companions.
If you are still having serious problems with puppy biting and none of the at-home methods you've tried seem to be working, consider taking your dog to a certified professional pet behaviorist or to a certified professional dog trainer. If some people allow biting and others don't, this will only confuse the puppy and make training it more difficult.
Making sure that your dog is safely contained in his own yard is part of being a responsible pet owner. If you know your dog may bite, or suspect they may, avoid any unnecessarily stressful situations. Going to obedience training classes with your pet is one of the best ways to prevent dog bites. If your puppy or older dog doesn't respond to simple yipping and short refusal to play, try adopting a time-out procedure. If your female dog is preparing to have a litter or has just whelped, then be on the alert for possible biting. If you have ruled out the possibility that your puppy or older dog is mouthing or nipping playfully, you may be faced with dealing with more aggressive behavior.
There are a few standard techniques that can help keep you from being bitten by a dog displaying signs of aggression. Teaching your dog not to bite is easiest when he is young, but you can also work on boxers when they are adults.


Basically, when playing with other dogs, your dog can learn to not bite hard enough to harm another dog. You can train your puppy to stop biting by using puppy bite inhibition, redirection, and other strategies like exercising your puppy often and seeking the help of a professional dog trainer. For both your dog's protection and your own, it's important that you learn why your dog is biting and that you take steps to prevent and stop biting.
Always be sure to praise your pet for stopping to nip and bite, either with pets or small treats. It's very important that you keep your dog's vaccinations and paperwork up-to-date in case someone is bitten.
In general, we can distinguish between mouthing, nipping, playful biting and more serious aggressive biting. If your dog is acting fearful, try to think of anything that may be causing it, such as new people or new locations. The maternal instinct is strong in even the most loyal and calm dog, and so you'll want to be careful to not prompt any biting behavior on him part.
During this time, expose your puppy to other puppies, dogs, and cats, humans (of all shapes, sizes, and sexes) along with different situations such as car ride, parks, and the neighborhood activity. Spaying and neutering will change hormonal levels in your dog, resulting in more docile behavior. If your dog feels that his possessions are being threatened, he may very well respond by biting.



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