Nibbly puppy…any ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4089 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@alleynesgirl:   Yelp like a littermate would when pup nips too hard.  A “pretend you are mortally wounded” yelp.  Failing that, you can spray bitter apple on yourself until the teething stage is over.  

Post # 5
83 posts
Worker bee

Shake cans work well to stop them too. You just can’t let them see you making the noise. Take a soda can put 10 pennies in it and put some duct tape over the top. It will stake and make them stop. 


Post # 6
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just say ouch and quit interacting with him for a minute when he nips. He’ll outgrow it soon!

Post # 7
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bite back.

Post # 8
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@alleynesgirl:  I hatethe yelp idea….

Try these two options:

1) water botter, quick spray to the face when they bite and be consistent.

2) replace your hand with a toy 

3) say no bite and then exit the room for 15 seconds. Return and get excited to see him. Do this every time he bites.  

4) vinegar on your hands also helps 

Pick one and do it EVERY time the puppy bites 🙂

Make sure you ONLY do it when the puppy purposefully bits you (sometimes puppies miss when aiming for the toy in your hand) 

Best of luck, my little girl is also in the biting stage! 

Post # 9
679 posts
Busy bee

replace with a toy. do this consistently and he will learn. with this strategie, that means you have to stop playing with him with your hands (if you do) because that is reassuring that it is ok/fun to nip. just always have toys/chewy treats. we use rawhide chips from kroger that he loves, je also loved the rawhide sticks when he was going through that stage and stills loves them.

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