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How To Stop Your Puppy From Biting

Watch more Dog Training 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to learn how to stop your puppy from biting. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Play with your puppy, bringing attention to your hands Sit on the floor with your puppy and play. Bring their attention to your hands by tapping the floor in front of them and wiggling your fingers. Tip Don't scare your dog by tapping their face. Teasing might cause them to instinctively bite out of self-defense. Step 2: Yell "Ow!" and stop playing when puppy bites Loudly and sharply yell "Ow!" when your puppy bites you too hard. Quickly pull your hands away and immediately stop playing. Step 3: Play again and see if they continue to bite Play with your puppy again after a few minutes have passed. Again, draw attention to your hands, and see if they bite. Step 4: Offer a reward if they don't bite Offer a treat or other reward if your puppy doesn't bite your hand, and continue playing with them. Step 5: Yell "Ow!" again; ignore for 20 seconds if they bite Yell "Ow!" again if they bite you. Then turn away and ignore the dog or put them in a designated time-out spot. Wait 20 to 30 seconds before turning to them and trying again. Tip Choose a "time-out" spot for your dog, like a small room away from people, toys, and other animals; use this spot as a means of punishment. Never hit your dog to punish them. Step 6: Be consistent Be consistent in your training, practicing in short, 15-minute bursts of time as often as you can. Your dog will quickly learn that biting is a quick way to bring an end to the fun. Did You Know? Like humans, dogs have two sets of teeth -- baby teeth and adult teeth. Around four months old, a puppy's baby teeth start to fall out and their adult teeth grow in.
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