You’ve probably been bitten by a puppy or young dog at one time or another.
Dogs can have a very impregnable hide depending on the breed. They can nip and be nibbled with relative impunity but humans are less fortunate. Yes, the puppy’s nip is capable of piercing the human hide.
How Can You Stop Destructive Puppy Nipping?
It helps you to understand that your dog isn’t chewing or gnawing at your legs maliciously. For puppies and young adolescents, chewing, chewing, and mouthing are all normal activities.
When they play with their siblings, they instinctively nip. This is how they communicate with the world and the environment around them. Uncontrolled by his “pack” and less-close family members, a young dog will learn quickly from his siblings and mother how to control his chewing.
However, the vast majority of puppies are removed from their families and mothers before they have had the opportunity to learn this skill and understanding.
What should you do? You need to allow him to have fun and interact with other dogs.
Puppies love to jump, fall and tumble, and have fun. Your little puppy may become a bit boisterous when he is around other dogs. The others will quickly correct his inappropriate and unneeded behavior.
Puppy Nipping & Socialization
Although it’s simple, socialization with other dogs is the best way for him to learn to manage his urge to nip.
Allowing your dog to socialize with other dogs in this manner has additional benefits. He will learn to not be afraid of new dogs or nervousness. He will lose his excess vitality. You’ll also notice a calmer interaction between him and other household members.
Dogs that neglect socializing are more likely to be wild, destructive, and over-active. They may also display a variety of difficult behavior patterns.
Dogs without canine social skills are more likely to be aggressive in new situations.
You can make a huge difference in your puppy’s development and growth by introducing him to other dogs and people.
This is especially helpful if you have young children.
Younger dogs are often smaller in size, weight, and bulk than their parents, and can sometimes display a puppy-like vitality which could be mistaken for belligerence by a dog.
This is the best time to make sure that your puppy interacts with his family well, especially when he is young (less than four months). This is especially important if your puppy comes from a large or quarrelsome breed.
You can also train your dog to stop gnawing and nipping.
This will help you ensure that your subsequent training is easier. It can also ensure that you have a permanent effect on all of your training efforts, especially if it’s to manage or rectify problematic or unmanageable behavior.
Stop Puppy Nipping by Building Confidence with Your Puppy
How can you build confidence in your pups? Treat him and her with the same respect and consideration you would expect.
You can teach your puppy to play or teach him. However, you should treat him with respect. No hitting or slapping your puppy is acceptable, even if you are trying to correct and/or deal with serious inappropriate behavior.
You can almost guarantee your dog will be afraid of you if you use physical discipline or abuse. This is counterproductive and ineffective. Your puppy will not stop nipping or chewing if you reprimand him. It’s unlikely that it will do more than flummox your puppy.
Positive support is usually given through treats and lots of compliments. This will allow you to train your dog infinitely faster and more effectively. It will also help teach your pup that having fun doesn’t have to involve nipping.
If a young dog bites, he can grow up to bite again. These aggressive and antagonistic behavior patterns can become more difficult to manage if they are not taken care of.
You can help your pup to be a loving, trusting, and active partner for the rest of his life by acting emphatically and fairly with them.