Some owners see the puppies as toys: soft, fluffy and harmless. But then they are very surprised that during play the toy they were bitten. This is typically followed by a punishment that proved to be totally ineffective: the puppy continues to bite. So what should you do if your puppy bites?

First, let's find out why does the puppy bite. Many masters take this as a manifestation of aggression and. are wrong! In fact, the puppy is so played. If he grows in a pack with other puppies, they bite each other at games - this is absolutely normal, so they learn to use jaws that help them do many things for which we are accustomed to using our hands.

But when the puppy at a tender age are taken from their brothers and sisters, he is left with no choice but to play the same games with the owner. That's just the skin of the host is more tender than the skin of the puppies and the kid still can't control the bite force, so during the games, causes the host pain. So if the puppy bites — not worth it to punish, he can not bite. You need to show him that he is hurting you. How to do it?

Watch playing with puppies: occasionally they squealed if the playmate bit too painful. This signals the puppy that you have to be careful. If your puppy bites, try to publish the same sound and pinch it   or click on the nose (only not very much). The sound will show the puppy that he hurt you, and the pinch will "fix the effect": the puppy develops an association "a strong bite - it hurts."

When the puppy bites, some owners push him, scream, beat, or begin to tease. But this only encourages the puppy to bite on: he perceives such actions as part of the game. It turns out that you are encouraging your puppy to bite you. So if the puppy bites, do not then continue the game: show the puppy the sound that it hurts, and ignore it for a while.

If this method proves ineffective, you can try call the puppy negative reinforcement to the bites. When the puppy once again bites you too much, without calculating the strength, squeeze his nose with his fingers or grab the withers and press the snout to the floor. Looking into the dog's eyes, say in a steady and firm voice, "It hurts!" Or "You can not!" At the same time, you need to control the force so as not to cause the dog too much pain, and not to break into a cry. With this method you need to be extremely careful not to lose the dog's trust.

You can try to make it so that the pain did not come from you, and to the puppy caused it himself, trying to bite you. To do this, with another attempt of the puppy to bite you need to lay his lip between the molars or grasp his face with your fingers and from both sides to lay your lips between your teeth. When you bite the puppy will experience pain, and gradually stop biting you.

All of these tips relate only to puppies aged 2-5 months and are suitable for primary puppy training. If your pet is older than 6 months, if the puppy bites, not only during games, but without any reason (sometimes even attacking from ambush) then the biting is aggression and attempts to dominate. In this case, you need to show the puppy "who is the boss", otherwise he will bite even when he grows up.

To show that you are the pack leader. it is necessary not to allow the puppy to sleep on your bed, the first to climb the stairs and enter the stairwell/apartment. Teach your puppy to give you the road. Feed the dog should be the last, when the whole family eats. Let the dog understand that food (game, walking), it must first be earned: first execute the command and then receive his reward (his food bowl, toy).

When the puppy bites, it is important to observe the Golden mean. on the one hand, you need to unequivocally show him that he is hurting you and so you can not do it, on the other - you can not punish the dog and hurt her in return. So you can disaccustom the puppy to bite, and your pet will be complaisant.

I have a German Shepherd girl for 2 months. During the game, he bites. I and "screamed" and pressed to the ground, and ignored that is, stopped playing with it, in short all the tips I've tried are described here, as well as on many sites, but it still bites. Even if I say "fu" and click on the nose for a couple of seconds to think and again with a growl jumping and biting. But I can see. that this is not aggression, but the game on her part. I will continue to try. Share who as has disaccustomed the puppy to bite.

I also have a German shepherd of 2 months boy. I have it more or less obedient. He knows the command ” come.” “give paw” “fu”
But when I play with him and He starts to bite I'm calm and at the same time in serious tone I say "fu" he seems to have heard, but he continues to bite and said this team a couple of times he just leaves to gnaw the sneakers.

And I growled and barked in my low voice with my puppy (a mixture of scattered and mongrel), and if he was absolutely insolent, snapped and rushed, pressed him to the floor. Gradually, he became a gentle dog, he loves us, children, cheerful, takes care of passers-by, allows children to do with themselves, anything

Thanks for the advice!I have German for 1 month.I'm afraid to touch yet.Let up to 2 months.pokazalsya.And then the training begins.

I quote Marina Fomchenkova:

I have a German Shepherd girl for 2 months. During the game, he bites. I and "screamed" and pressed to the ground, and ignored that is, stopped playing with it, in short all the tips I've tried are described here, as well as on many sites, but it still bites. Even if I say "fu" and click on the nose for a couple of seconds to think and again with a growl jumping and biting. But I can see. that this is not aggression, but the game on her part. I will continue to try. Share who as has disaccustomed the puppy to bite.

I have a third puppy of a yagter terrier, I love this breed. Like a puppy, it turned out that I grew up with my daughters, now I bring up with my grandson: to divert attention-toys, then tie something to an elastic band, then to a thin rope, to a chair to anyone, to a coffee table, let the case be busy)))