How To Stop A Puppy From Biting
How To Stop A Puppy From Biting
Puppies, like babies, feel discomfort when their teeth start to break through. They tend to chew to alleviate the discomfort and you need to make sure they chew the right thing! This video gives solid practical advice on the kinds of puppy chew toys on the market today.
How to stop a puppy from biting. Now, all puppies are like babies: they have all got their new baby teeth coming through or maybe an older puppy might have adolescent teeth coming through. Puppies will be biting everything that they can.
Their gums are going to be very sore as their new teeth are breaking through. Make sure you give them plenty of toys to play with. There are lots of teething toys down your local pet store, even at your local vets, or even you can get them from your local superstores.
You should be able to find something that is suitable for your puppy. Now, remember, there are all different types of dog breeds. You can get small breeds and large breeds.
Make sure you take care in the toys you do buy for your dog. Some large breeds may find small doggy toys maybe hazardous and they could choke on it. Make sure you get the appropriate sized toy for your dog.
So, there are all types of teething toys. This one, here, is a dental twister. This one, not only has different ridges that will feel nice on the puppy's gums, it is mint flavour, so it will encourage your dog to teeth and to chew on this toy.
This toy here is a puppy Kong Squeaker. The good thing about this is that when the puppy does bite on the toy, it makes a squeaky noise, which also encourages your dog to teeth on this chew. These are two types of chews here.
This one here is for a smaller breed dog and would not be suitable for a larger breed. It has all different types of ridges on, it is made out of pure rubber, so make sure when you do give the teething toys, make sure you are supervising your dog just in case they do break through and make small bits that they could choke on. This one here is a popular toy.
Not only does it have the rubber with the ridges on, it also has a rope on which they love to chew on. But, obviously, make sure you are always supervising just in case you do have loose bits. This one, here, is also a good chew toy.
But I do recommend to avoid any kind of tug-of-war games because this could encourage aggressive behaviour which could lead to biting. Teething, chewing and biting is a normal thing for puppies to be doing. Encourage them how to use these toys.
If they start biting you, whether it is your feet, your toes, your clothes, even your furniture, give them a toy. Do not show aggression to your dog. Never hit, shout or talk aggressively.
Always talk in a deep, calm voice. Let them know that they have done wrong. If they start biting you or your furniture, give them a teething toy and let them know that this is what they should be biting.
There are also teething gels, which you can get from your local pet stores. These also help to calm the gum area and keep it nice and cool, which is a great sensation for your doggy's gums. Make sure you do give your dog some kind of dry food in their diet.
This is a great way to help those teething gums. And, always - if in doubt - always consult your vet just in case. So, that's how to stop your puppy from biting.
I'm sure you have got plenty of more questions. Either contact your local vet or give us a call in the store. Puppies, like babies, feel discomfort when their teeth start to break through.
They tend to chew to alleviate the discomfort and you need to make sure they chew the right thing! This video gives solid practical advice on the kinds of puppy chew toys on the market today.