3 Easy ways to Stop Puppy Biting and Chewing

3 Easy ways to Stop Puppy Biting and Chewing

How do we stop Puppy biting, chewing or nipping ? Easily one of the most annoying behaviors of having a new dog is nipping and chewing. That might be the two behaviors that dog owners end up being the most frustrated with of all, let’s start with nipping.

Nipping is basically a natural instinctive behavior for a dog because when they’re young they explore the world with their mouths.  They pick things up they feel the texture of it they get the smell of it the taste of it and that’s natural behavior for them.

If a puppy walks up to another puppy it nips it too hard in play or just in any interaction, the puppy that got nipped he’s gonna Yelp. What sound does is it communicates to the other dogthat,  that wasn’t okay . You can do the same thing you can actually make a yelping sound.

First wait for the puppy to calm back down and then you interact with them again.  If a puppy gets too nippy and  during interacting with you they start to nip or they start to grab you, what you’ll do is you redirect him. You can redirect them with the toy or you can redirect them with a piece of food.  Bacon’s one of the best things you can use because it’s such a powerful smell. And you can stop puppy biting orchewing furniture.

For starters it’s very important to make sure that your puppy is fulfilled on a daily basis.  The majority of chewing comes from boredom, You can occupy your puppy, give him plenty of exercise, lots of stimulation, plenty of chew toys. Often that curb the puppy chewing.

There’s also products that are available that can also help you out, bitter apples spray. You would spray a little bit on a cotton ball or a little piece of paper towel. Then you take that cotton ball and you put it in their mouth.  The reaction of most dogs is going to be to spit it out, the smell gets connected to the the bitterness and that negative taste.

Therefore in essence what it does, is it creates an avoidance of the smell. From that point forward, you take the spray then you spray it in the areas that they’re chewing. Continue doing  that every day for anywhere between two to four weeks .

That’s to start to teach the puppy that there’s a negative outcome to chewing.


To stop your puppy from biting or nipping children you can do what  I call be a tree. When the puppy starts to nip at them ,I want the kids to jump up and simply stop moving . This way the puppy learns that there’s rules in regards to the children and there’s limits to the way they can interact with them.

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