When puppies bite

If the puppy bites, this is completely normal at first. However, you should stop the puppy from biting, because this behaviour should not be tolerated. Here you can find out why a puppy bites, what "bite inhibition" means and how you can stop puppies from biting.

Why do puppies bite?

All puppies bite at first, because puppies have to learn the bite inhibition first. They have to learn to use their sharp teeth well dosed. Already early one should deal with the bite inhibition and practice this with his beloved quadruped. It is important that neither humans nor other dogs are hurt. Already as a puppy in contact with litter siblings, the dogs learn very quickly to use their teeth appropriately. With humans, however, this must be trained well. Here it is important that humans can touch their dog anywhere and can interrupt a game with the puppy at any time. Because quickly fun becomes serious. Dogs without bite inhibition are dangerous. Therefore it is important for the dog to learn to accept a clear no.

The puppy does not stop biting?

If your puppy doesn't react to the game stop and keep on playing, give him a short break. Put him in a transport box or leash him for a short time. This is not a punishment, but only to make him relax. If your protégé calms down or accepts your abort, start the game again and he may continue to test the dosage of his strength. Soon your dog will normally understand how careful he has to be with you. If this does not lead to success either, you may consider turning the tables: Scare your puppy! Play theater and mime the alpha animal that pretends to snap for a moment. Growl, press him down briefly (but not too hard) and turn away after this rebuke. This could have a lasting effect.

Your puppy bites and is aggressive?

No puppy is born aggressive. Only the human being or missing experiences with other animals or situations can lead to the fact that a dog becomes aggressive with the time. It is therefore important to socialize a puppy well. The easiest way to do this is to have as much contact as possible with different people and also dogs at an early age. Then there is no reason to be afraid of screaming children or big men. Exactly such unknown situations can lead to a puppy being insecure, which can result in aggressive behavior. The same applies to other pets, a vacuum cleaner, the letter carrier or driving a car. The more situations a puppy gets to know and can be classified as harmless, the less the risk that he might be aggressive.