(Closed) how long does puppy biting stage last?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
Hostess
9747 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@newname_99:  If she mouths you, “YIP!” in a high pitched squeel like a littermate would do. She’ll learn quickly that it hurts you when she puts her teeth on you!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think ours did it up until about a year, but it tapered off noticably. It is just a stage, and it will pass! You’re definitely smart to keep correcting the puppy, but I think the best solution is time

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine stopped after about 2 or 3 “yips” from me.  But he was also already 6 months old when we adopted him, so he might have been mostly past his nippy stage by then.  Now when we play, I can basically put my hands in his mouth and he won’t bite down.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@newname_99:  It depends on breed a lot of the times. Most dogs naturally play with their mouths. I have a french bulldog and while they are goddamn stubborn, he learned very quickly he can’t bite for no reason. Now, he’s 2.5 and he still gets bitey when wrestle. He will get worked up and his little mouthy plays turn into slightly painful. However, the important part is that I learned how to calm him down immediately and redirect. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My English Mastiff is 11 months now and still nibbles when he is excited.  Doesn’t hurt like it used to when he had those razor baby teeth.  I’m still dealing with parts of it, but again he really only does it when he’s excited or really wants to play.  Then I say “Get your toy!” and he does 🙂 So cute, love pups! 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@berwickm23:  We have an EM, too! She’s 9.5 months. 

Oooo the biting stage…the very worst. I think it totally depends on the dog. The yelping and leaving thing didn’t really work for us either. She grew out of it pretty much as soon as her adult teeth came in though. She hasn’t closed down on a body part in months. 

The only thing that sort of worked was exchanging the hand/foot/leg/body part with one of her super exciting toys. Man do those needle teeth hurt! 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My puppy definitely did it for at least 6 mo. One day he bit me soo hard on the nose and I yelled at him. I never yelled at him before but this time it was different. I think that did the trick, never bit again. He’s 1.5 yoa now and he does play bite, but that’s what he used to do. Hope that helps!!! 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@kate02121:  Awwwww, EM are the best hee hee.  I think the biting is worse because their heads are so big.  What did you name her?  Our is BANE like the villian in Batmant lol.  Here’s 150 lbs already.  Love this guy, he’s so spoiled: 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@berwickm23:  Haha he is SO HANDSOME. And I love his name! We named ours Charlotte, because we wanted something super feminine because everyone is going to assume she’s a boy anyway (they still do!). This is her at 8 months, she weighs about 120 now. 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@kate02121:  Awwwww, she’s so beautiful!!!! They always look like they need a hug.  I miss my boy – it’s going to be a long day at work, sigh. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@berwickm23:  Today is my one day this week to work from home. She’s sitting on my lap chewing her bone trying to drop it on my keyboard as we speak.

 

Sorry to threadjack, OP! 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

My girl, Whiskey, was in the biting stage from about 12 weeks and it begain dying down at 16 weeks, pretty much over at 20 weeks. It will end, but in the mean time try and distract the dog with toys or other things they can chew on.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

@newname_99:  

OP, pease don’t hold your puppy’s mouth shut. It can create tension in a situation where there is no need for tension, make puppies wary of handling, and can make puppies aggressive towards hands that come near their face. Be wary of any training method that’s based on what wolves do. Wolves and dogs are not the same thing anymore than you and a chimp are the same thing. You both share a very distant common ancestor and that’s where it ends. These are based in dominace theory which has long since been debunked as not the correct thing to do. 

Granted, some puppies are a little thick when it comes to bite inhibtion. Try looking at Kikopup’s Youtube channel here for how to make your movements less exciting: http://youtu.be/c77–cCHPyU

Hand feeding is also a good way to start the bonding process, prevent resource guarding, and work on bite inhibition. 

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