Is your puppy going through a teething phase? Watch this video to learn how to use chew toys and ice cubes to train your puppy to stop nipping.
Puppies are playful bundles of energy. And nipping may be a part of who they are since they use their mouths for exploring. At some point, your adorable puppy may give you a nip. And while it may seem cute and harmless at first, it's important to stop that behavior before it gets dangerous. Our training method uses verbal cues. Say ouch in a disappointed tone and stop playing if your puppy nips at you. You'll be communicating to him that his excited play and nipping puts an end to play time. No play time is a strong incentive for a puppy to rethink his behavior. Keep reacting with an ouch cue even to small nips. If he nips when you're petting or playing with him, try to redirect his focus with a puppy toy or chew toy. At four months of age, puppies are teething with sore gums. This will contribute to a desire to gnaw on objects. Chew toys are helpful options, along with ice cubes. Provide plenty of exercise for improving your puppy's behavior. Spending time together helps a puppy be calm and grow into a wonderful family companion. If you need help getting your puppy to stop nipping, enroll in an interactive dog training class with a certified professional dog trainer.