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Training Dog Not to Bite


Dogs are a man’s best friend and are great companions for anyone.

However, it is essential that you train them well with good behavior and make them obedient as ineffective training can lead them to biting which is quite serious. There are a number of reasons why dogs bite ranging from aggression, boredom or fear. Dog training to stop biting is most effective when your dog is a pup but an older dog might take time to be trained.

Dog biting is also known as play biting as it is a medium through which dogs play with you or when they are in a very playful mood. However, even though they are playing around, the bites may hurt and cause pain. Thus, dog training biting becomes even more important.

There are a number of methods on how to train a dog not to bite. The key here while training your dog is to train them for biting inhibition which means just how much to bite so that no injury is caused. The first and foremost thing you can do is to stop playing all games with your dog that involve biting which means that you need to stop playing chasing games no matter how often you play them with your dogs. Every time your dog begins to bite, make a gesture that helps him know that such kind of a behavior is not going to be accepted by you. You can raise your voice making an angry face so that he knows that it is something that he should stop immediately. Remember it is important that you react and correct your dog instantly after he starts biting or else he might wonder what he is being corrected for. If your dog is scared because of which he is biting to defend himself, boost his self confidence and allow him to slowly adapt to the new environment. Punishing a dog who is scared should be avoided as this will only worsen the situation. Also if your dog bites you while playing, yell loudly and stop playing immediately and if the dog has bit you really hard then stop the play time for a longer duration and repeat this every time your dog bites. This will help him know that each time he bites, his play time will be gone and he will stop biting eventually. Have other toys that your dog can chew on and spare your hand. Allow your dog to socialize with other dogs so that they can learn how to control their biting.

  Submitted on May 7, 2010