Why do puppies bite

What are the challenges in anti-bite training?

If small children live in the household, the training brings additional challenges, because young dogs like to playfully nibble on children or their clothes. So only let the puppy play with the child under supervision. From around school age, you can teach your child how to stop playing with the dog on their own if the puppy touches it with its teeth.

As strange as it may seem at first glance, overly peaceful puppies are another challenge. Because to learn a bite inhibition it is necessary that the dog wants to bite first. Puppies that do not even show their teeth when they play together do not offer us any opportunity to exercise: Without trying to bite in puppy age, there is no training in bite inhibition. In fact, it makes sense to provoke such puppies to bite through games or tasty treats that they want to grab immediately.

In any case, practicing with most puppies requires a lot of patience: Always keep in mind that you will only achieve effective results through consistency. Anyone who says “ouch” aloud once, but enthusiastically romps on with their four-legged friend the next time they pinch their teeth, need not be surprised if long-term successes fail to materialize. These successes will not come from one day to the next, but rather slowly. Learning can take longer, especially for breeds that were originally used as hunting dogs. Warning: At four months before the permanent teeth replace the milk teeth, a young dog should have his teeth under control. If this is not the case, it is highly recommended that you seek professional help, for example in the form of a dog trainer.

We wish you and your puppy many happy hours of play together with positive learning effects!