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How To Stop Your Puppy From Biting – Professional Dog Training Tips

This video will show you how to stop a puppy from nipping. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how long it will take before your puppy stops nipping and biting you. The simple methods we will talk about in this video will help to show you how to stop that puppy biting quickly. In a matter of a few training sessions rather than a few weeks. Puppies explore the world with their mouths. They play with their litter-mates by nipping and rolling around together. It's really important that you give your puppy clear and consistent information about what is ok to bite and what is not! We have used this method to teach thousands of puppies with razor-sharp puppy teeth to stop nipping, and this video will show you how to stop your puppy from nipping, humanely and quickly!

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30 thoughts on “How To Stop Your Puppy From Biting – Professional Dog Training Tips”

  1. We got my 11mo old at about 11 weeks, so I think some habits were already in effect and he would play bite ALL the time. We worked with him and “mostly” have stopped the play bite, but he still does it when overly excited like when someone comes home. To try and help curve that we taught him to get a toy, so he hears us coming, runs to get a toy and keeps it in his mouth while we greet lol Then we put him into a sit/wait till we actually sit down then release him. Its not perfect, but it seems to work for us..

    We’ve been pretty lucky with our new puppy, but we also got her at 8 weeks. We have actually had zero issues with her play biting and she’s 5 months now 🙂

    1. That’s a great way to direct some of that energy! After we teach our Grade 2 dogs to retrieve, we often see dogs get so excited about the idea that their owner may be ready to play, that they’ll immediately search for the nearest toy and scoop it up to bring to them.
      It is important for a puppy to know that no matter who they’re playing with however, and that teeth on skin isn’t ever allowed. It’s especially important for families with children or for older puppy owners! Communicating clearly and consistently what your expectations are allows dogs to learn more quickly. So as long as you’ve set clear rules, it’s no surprise your dog knows to get his toy when he’s stimulated! It sounds like your 11m/o is going to be a great partner for any dog sport you want to do with him! Thanks for watching, Sd Cruiser! Hope to see you in the next Live Stream! ~Ken

    2. When I got my pup, the man says that this breed has to have something to do, which means she needs something in her mouth to occupy her. I find the toy does help, but it’s a slower process than I thought.

  2. Sweet little Lucy just graduated Grade 1 and ROCKED it!!! She has a very bright future thanks to good, early information and clarity! Way to go Dan, Lucy and family!

    1. That’s right, JayTyTollers! They are a great team and we’re excited to see Lucy and family in classes next session as well! Thanks for watching! ~Ken

    1. Hi there, Tracey! That would make things a little more difficult for sure. Here’s an exercise you should try with your pup to build a little self-control into any training you do with treats. Here is a link to that video:
      Thanks for watching! ~Ken

  3. I really love dogs and want to get one in the future, but always feared getting bitten. This video was really helpful. I like the steps to approach them in a better light.

  4. I rescued a JRT mix puppy on Valentine’s Day that someone had dumped in front of a store. The Vet looked her over and said that she’s about 10 weeks old. Crate training is going well; as well as come, sit, fetch. Still working on stay & potty training. The problem I’m having is that she’s a nipper! She’s very energetic as most JRT are. I’ve had to harness her because she’d break her neck with a collar. I’ve tried using the Vet’s advice of pressing my thumb down on her tongue while telling her a firm NO; however, it’s simply NOT working. I use toys to distract her & make sure she’s getting plenty of exercise, yet, nearly 2 weeks in and no progress on the nipping! She drew blood yesterday…by accident during tug-of-war play time. I’m currently just fostering her; but, if I can get her over the nipping, would definitely keep her. I haven’t been able to take her to the dog obstacle course yet because she’s in the process of getting her puppy shots. Once she’s caught up with the vaccines, I can take her there. I think she’d love the obstacles and has the energy & willingness to learn. Everything else is going so well….but not being able to stop her from nipping is a little disheartening. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    1. Hi there, BrokeInTheBox! Giving your puppy clear rules, like the exercise in this video will help her to understand what you will allow and what you won’t. I love the amount of effort you’ve put in so far with your rescue puppy. It sounds like you’re making some great choices, and with a little more work on the nipping, I think you may be keeping this puppy;) Be clear, consistent and fair with her. Exercises like “stay” will have a great impact on her understanding of your leadership. Keep working on that one! Keep me posted on your progress. Happy Training! ~Ken

    2. @McCann Dog Training Thanks for the quick reply, Ken. I’ve begun introducing ‘stay’ into her training. We still have a ways to go. I’m really looking forward to getting her on the obstacles. I just know she’s going to love it. I didn’t know that I had this much patience in me. It’s quite rewarding to see her learning and wanting to learn. I will keep at it; and hopefully eventually get the nipping under control. Happy training! Subscribed. 🐕

  5. Thanks so much for this. Your method is the only thing that worked to make my puppy stop biting and nipping, yelping and saying ouch that hurts did absolutely nothing. Those little teeth feel like razor blades.

  6. Charlotte Rose-Marie Beswick

    Thank you, i will try this tomorrow. Sometimes my 3 month old puppy goes wild, and stsrts nipping my ankles and toes, and growls when i try to get her teeth off me, she bites and doesnt let go, i tried tge one where you go ouch in a high pitch voice and your arm is limp, does not work, i tried saying no in a firm voice, and a whistle, and bliwing in her face to make her stop, she just jumos up at me in my face and barks and carries on, so im trying time out not working, i will try this. Thank you.

  7. What a great video. We just adopted a puppy and are having these same problems. Will definitely be working with our pup using these tips. Thank you!!

  8. I just got a 9 week old german shepperd. Her teeth are like razors ouch. I just did this and it worked. What I do is that I give her a toy after she stops biting and then a treat

  9. Most helpful video I’ve seen so far! Just got our golden retriever puppy and my husband and I have watched so many videos and none of them have helped. This one actually had our Puppy focusing and listening to us!

  10. That calming side hold worked! Omg! My puppy is big AND strong, so I get nervous during his crazy bouts of energy. I did the calming hold, and then immediately defected with his large rope ball. Thank you.

  11. thank you so much for this vid! So practical with the nipping and wiping the feet and ACTUALLY demonstrating real correction that is both firm and affirming of the puppy. So glad I finally found this!

  12. My Holly girl is 4 months old and I’ve been on the verge of tears. But I tried your tips and the second one is absolutely amazing. Thank you thank you thank you. <3

  13. Saw this, tried it, 1 session of settle later and holding the collar the proper way, no more nipping! My 10 week old pup is calm as ever and I thank you!

  14. You are amazing! I love how detailed you are even down to getting them more used to being pet with no biting! Definitely subscribed and will watch all of your videos!

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