How To Train A Dog Stop Biting

How To Train A Dog Stop Biting


If you’ve ever been bitten by a dog, then you know that the experience can be traumatic. Fortunately, there are quite a few strategies you can use to train your dog not to bite. While it’s not necessarily impossible to train an adult dog to stop biting, it’s generally easier if you start training early.

Watch your puppy for signs of stress.

When you’re training your puppy, you should watch for signs that he’s stressed. Signs of stress could include biting, crying, whining and pacing. If you see these things in your puppy and he doesn’t stop biting or other behaviors after time-outs have been implemented, there may be a deeper problem at hand.

When you’re around other people with dogs who are also socializing their own pets, make sure not to let them get too close to yours if he’s already feeling overwhelmed by the environment around him. This can lead to a lot more stress than just being around unfamiliar people and animals!

If your puppy is constantly being exposed to stressful situations (such as always being brought along with the family when traveling), try limiting how often this happens so that they aren’t constantly exposed to new things all the time without breaking it up over several days or weeks instead of just one day at a time

If your puppy is biting, let out a loud “yelp” and then ignore him for a short period of time.

  • If your puppy is biting, let out a loud “yelp” and then ignore him for a short period of time.
  • A loud yelp is enough to get your puppy’s attention away from what he was doing and redirect it toward you. This can be a good way to stop a dog from biting.
  • The yelp should be loud enough so that the other people in the room will hear it as well, which may help them in stopping their dog from biting yours.*

When training, use treats as rewards to teach good behaviors.

When training, use treats as rewards to teach good behaviors. Treats are one of the most effective ways to get your dog to listen and obey you. This is because dogs have a natural instinct to seek out food and will do whatever it takes to get more.

The way that treats should be given when training can vary depending on the type of treat and how large it is, but there are some things that you should always keep in mind:

  • Rewards should be given immediately after the behavior has been performed
  • They should also be given consistently so that they become associated with certain actions/situations
  • Rewards can only be used effectively if they’re given at the same time every day or as soon as possible afterwards

After your pup learns he can get what he wants by using his teeth gently, play with him more.

After your pup learns he can get what he wants by using his teeth gently, play with him more.

Play is a reward for good behavior and a way to bond with your dog. Play also teaches your dog that biting is not a good way to get what he wants.

Give your puppy lots of chew toys.

A good chew toy for a puppy should be made of a durable material and come in different shapes and sizes. Your dogs will like them because they’re fun to play with, but since they are made of hard materials, they’ll also help your puppy learn how to use their teeth appropriately.

Some examples of chew toys that can be used for puppies include:

  • Rawhide bones
  • Nylon bones (though these may cause digestive issues)
  • Puppy Kongs (the original Kong is made out of rubber)

Teach bite inhibition and discourage nipping.

When your dog bites, gently pull back on his neck. You can also give him a short, soft “ah” or “ouch” to let him know that what he’s doing isn’t appropriate. If you have treats available, give one as soon as he releases the bite and praise him for being gentle with his mouth on command.

If your dog bites and you don’t want to give him any attention at all, ignore him until he lets go of what he’s biting. When this happens, praise him briefly but quietly and then walk away so that he doesn’t repeat whatever behavior led to the bite in the first place (or even worse).

It’s not impossible to train a dog to stop biting but you must be consistent.

When training a dog to stop biting, consistency is the key. A dog that bites will do so because it thinks of mouthing something as an acceptable behavior. You need to teach your dog that this is not acceptable and make sure you don’t reward bad behaviors with attention or affection. If a dog is getting upset or anxious over something in its environment, then distract them with toys and treats until they are calm again.

If your puppy starts biting at furniture or hands when playing, then gently remove yourself from their reach until they settle down again. If they continue to bite after being moved away, then give them an appropriate command like “no” along with some sort of physical correction such as holding their collar tightly while saying “no”. This way you are not giving into what they want with attention but still taking authority over them by correcting bad behaviors when they occur


When it comes to training your pup, patience is key. It can take a while before they learn the rules of bite inhibition and nipping. Remember to remain consistent throughout the entire training process and your dog will be well on his way to becoming a good boy.

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