My puppy won’t stop biting me. I’ve tried everything. What should I do?

Biting is a very common issue with puppies and it’s in their genetics to bite as a sign of playing, eating, and exploring. Not all puppies bite and many do it playfully but it is an action that you must teach our puppies is unacceptable.

If you’re at the place where you feel like you’ve tried all of the tricks to get your puppy to stop biting, you’ve come to the right place.

Typically, it is expected that a puppy will stop biting about the time that they finish getting their adult teeth. This happens somewhere around the age of 7 months. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule.

Get Your Dog to Stop Biting You

Behavioral training should be the first you thing you try for puppies with bad biting habits. You often hear about behavioral training being used for dogs that have established bad habits – even old dogs.

Behavioral Training

There are two different approaches that we recommend. Obedience is all about training basic commands and setting boundaries. Behavioral training is to break bad habits that have been formed and are challenging to break.

For dogs, time out typically should only last for up to 3 minutes or until your dog remains calm for several seconds (15-30). Time out removes the dog from their desired social interaction for a short period of time.

Time Out

As your puppy exhibits behavior, you can use the crate for time out purposes. Don’t display anger in this case but calmly talk to your puppy and send them to the crate while they calm down.

Put Them in a Crate

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