How to Stop a Puppy from Biting


If your puppy bites you, immediately redirect their attention to something else, such as a toy or a chew bone.


If your puppy bites you and you react by yelling or hitting them, they will learn that biting gets a reaction.

Bite inhibition

Bite inhibition is the ability to control the force of your bite. You can teach your puppy bite inhibition by gently biting their ear or toes and then yelping in pain.

Chew toys

Puppies need to chew to relieve pain from teething. Make sure to provide them with plenty of safe chew toys, such as bones or rubber toys.


Socializing your puppy will help them learn how to interact with other people and animals in a safe and appropriate way.

Be patient

It takes time and patience to stop a puppy from biting. Don't get discouraged if your puppy doesn't stop biting overnight.


If you're having trouble stopping your puppy from biting, you may want to seek professional help from a certified dog trainer or behaviorist.

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