Train Your Puppy Not To Bite

For the best control, keep the leash and collar on your puppy when he is out of the crate and have him supervised at all times.   Corrections can be done immediately and he won't learn the habit of running away when you reach to handle him.  Remove the leash and collar before returning him to the crate to avoid hanging accidents.

YOU WILL NEED:

Nylon Leash And Collar

Spray Bottle With Water

Bitter Apple Brand Spray (available at pet supply stores)

Puppy's Favorite Toy

PUPPIES - First of all, it feels good to a puppy when he chews, just like a baby likes to teethe.  Have a favorite toy on hand to redirect to when he tries to bite at or chew on you. Some puppies are more dominant and that is their way of trying to be in charge, in that case, there are two methods that can be used to train your puppy not to bite.

Keep a mist spray bottle of water with you while handling your puppy.  Within two seconds of trying to bite at you, direct a spray of water to his face and say "no bite" at the same time then redirect your puppy to his favorite toy after he recovers.  When he goes to chew on it say, "good boy!"  If your puppy happens to love water and he thinks that the spray bottle is just a game, you can use the Bitter Apple method below.

Keep a bottle of Bitter Apple Brand Spray with you while handling your puppy.  Within two seconds of trying to bite at you, direct a spray of the product into his mouth and say "no bite" at the same time then redirect your puppy to his favorite toy after he recovers.  When he goes to chew on it say, "good boy!"  Designed to deter puppies from chewing on whatever it is sprayed on, this is safe for them to ingest.  We have tried different brands and this one seems to work the best. 

Both of these methods are excellent when used consistently and really get their attention!  Eventually you will notice him only licking at you or just wagging his tail and lifting his head to be petted. Tell him what a good puppy he is when he does good!

OLDER PUPPIES AND ADULTS - Biting is a dangerous problem in an older puppy and adult dog.  Okefeild Acre's recommends a thorough vet exam to rule out possible health issues then consulting an experienced trainer at these ages.

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