Updated by Sheryl on Sep 30, 2021
Regardless of the breed, every pooch likes to bite, chew, and investigate different objects using their needle-sharp teeth. While nibbling and biting is a natural canine behavior, teaching your fido not to use his tiny razor teeth on humans and other animals is essential.
Dog aggression biting is a dangerous habit. It isn't only a threat to the safety of humans but also puts a dog up for euthanasia because most dog parents don't enjoy pups who mouth during play and interaction. Biting and nibbling are even more challenging to suppress in canines getting bigger by the day. Teaching your fido what is and isn't allowed to bite on is a matter of great urgency.
The first thing you need to remember is that every canine is capable of biting. Pups usually bite people when they are threatened. And unless your fido is severely ill, all dog bites are provoked by some action or event. Therefore, it is important to understand what kind of interaction provokes the dog's aggression biting. Here are some reasons why a dog may bite:
Canines can be possessive about their property, and "property" can be anything from their favorite toy, territory, treat, other dogs, or even humans. Your fuzzball may show defensive behavior by biting anyone or anything getting too close to their possession.
Fear is a significant cause of most dog bites. It is usually directed towards strangers. For example, if someone suddenly approaches a dog from behind, the pup can get startled and bite. Waking a dog up with a loud noise may also arouse biting tendencies.
Even the friendliest dogs can become snippy if they are suffering from pain and chronic injuries. Such fidos can react aggressively towards their trusted humans as well.
Motherly instincts can make a dog bite anything approaching its puppies. So if you have to handle the puppies, be gentle and respect the dog's maternal instant.
Running, cycling, and even jogging can trigger the predator pursuit of some dog breeds. The dog may start chasing by considering you as a prey.
Canines often exhibit some warning signs before they bite. Knowing the symptoms will empower you to avoid similar situations in the future. These signs include:
Training an overly excited fido is pretty complicated as such dogs don't only nip but also try to knock you over with their sudden jumps. Fortunately, we have got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you stop your thrilled pup from biting.
Some old-school dog trainers believe that making a squealing noise may make your dog stop biting. Well, it can't be right as you sounding like a squeaky toy can make your dog more excited. It's better to stay quiet and ignore your dog to discourage this behavior.
When excited, dogs tend to jump and bite their owners to get their attention. To stop this act, you need to do something totally opposite of what your pooch wants. Simply get somewhere the dog can't reach!
While walking away from your dog, make sure you don't run. Running usually triggers the chasing instincts in canines, and they may think that it's part of the game.
This method is the favorite go-to of many dog lovers. Take a fistful of your dog's favorite treats and scatter them anywhere on the ground. This track is excellent at calming most dogs down.
Training a puppy not to bite you takes a while and a whole lot of patience. Of course, your puppy isn't going to catch everything in one day. Here is what you can do to teach your puppy not to bite: