This simple “no bite” method focuses on teaching a dog that bites and chews on hands and other body members too often, to stop. When disciplined correctly and consistently you can quickly see a change in your dogs biting behavior. Often times puppies that are taken away from their mother and litter at too early of an age, fail to learn the value and consequences of biting. This is something that they learn from both their mother and other litter mates.
We all love to play and sometimes wrestle with our dogs. Often times the result of playing is that our dogs either un-aggressively or aggressively bite our hands, arms and sometimes faces, but when is biting (playful or not) too much? If you plan to have a dog that doesn’t bite at all, then any biting is too much. Biting is something that should not be tolerated and if at all possible taken care of at an early age.
The earlier you start to train your dog or puppy the better, and if you have ever had a puppy before then you likely know how sharp small puppy teeth can be. The ability to teach your dog to stop biting your hands, feet, legs and clothing will often times carry through with helping to prevent your dog from chewing house hold items. Items such as shoes, purses, electrical cords etc.
No Bite Training Method
This method is short and sweet, very simple bit effective and should be followed at any point in time if your dog or puppy starts biting your hands, arms or feet.
- While your dog is biting your hand, arm or garment. grab the back of the dogs head with your free hand and hold it firmly in position.
- Take your free hand and hold it open and flat, palm facing down.
- Firmly but not too aggressively, force your open hand into the dogs mouth and proceed to push your hand all the way to the back of the dogs mouth to the point that the dog is uncomfortable and can no longer bite.
- Once your hand is all the way to the back of the dogs mouth, say the word “No” sternly but without yelling.
- Hold your hand in the dogs mouth for up to 10 seconds or til the dog cannot take it any longer.
- Repeat this method at any time if the dog continues to bite.
Just like with any other dog training method, it is important to be consistent and persistent. Do not give up on your dog and show them that you are going to match their stubbornness with corrective discipline each and every time. With the right attitude and mind set you can quickly and easily stop your dog from biting.