Even though their teeth are like needles, biting at a young age does not pose a risk to you since the intention at this stage, usually, is just play.
Does your puppy bites excessively? Although puppies bite while playing, it is behavior that is not acceptable now or ever. Even though their teeth are like needles, biting at a young age does not pose a risk to you since the intention at this stage, usually, is just play. However, if it is not corrected at an early age, in the proper way, he can become aggressive and when he reaches the adult stage it will be too late to correct him.
Why does your puppy bite so much | Some reasons
- Nature. Everything in nature has its reason for being. The first three months of life, puppies must be with their mother and siblings. Mom is in charge of disciplining her puppies and between siblings they play biting each other. This is how they understand what it feels like to be bitten. Therefore, they correct each other. At two months the puppy does what it knows how to do: bite. Since she does not have her siblings, she will do it with those around her. This is why the proper stage to separate a puppy from its mother is after three months.
- Curiosity. Telling a puppy not to bite is like telling a two-year-old not to touch. It's almost impossible! Dogs have no hands to explore. They use their mouths and as puppies they will feel curiosity for everything that moves, even your hands.
- Teething. Another reason why you have a puppy that bites is because it gums itches as it could be shedding or about to shed its teeth.
Puppy biting | possible solutions
- It is important to know your puppy. If you have a puppy that bites, here are some possible solutions to your “problem” but I recommend that you read books about his breed so that you understand it at all stages of life.
- Have suitable toys for him. For puppies, I always recommend strong toys that are almost indestructible. In Lucky Pet you can get hard bones, hard rubber toys and hollow toys where you can put food so that the puppy can entertain himself trying to get it out. It is important to satisfy your urge to bite. Just saying "NO" is not enough. Do not give them stuffed animals or toys that they can destroy as they could be swallowed and hurt.
- Don't hit him! If you lose patience better put her in her cage for a while until she calms down. Hitting him could cause him to become aggressive towards humans.
- Exercise. Throw the toy several times or walk her on her leash to make her tired.
- Training. We are not looking for your puppy to be a champion or to finish a master's degree in college, but training her will help channel her energies into work.
- Hands are not toys. Usually there is someone in the family who plays rough with the dog. He grabs him by the face and provokes him to bite. PLEASE DON'T DO THAT. He will not understand why they scold him when he bites.