How To Train a Pitbull Puppy To Stop Biting – Its pretty normal and very cute when your pitbull puppy nibbles and lunges at your hands. But as along with age puppies teeth grow and body become stronger, what was once cute nibbling eventually turns into uncomfortable or even dangerous rough play and bites which can be dangerous also.
Since biting is unacceptable type of play, its very important to teach your puppy how to enjoy playing games with toys instead of your hands. Playing is a natural healthy activity that helps build the bond between you and your puppy. This also effects your puppy trainability.
Before teaching your puppy not to bite its very important to train your puppy to decrease bite pressure.
First and most important step is to allow your pitbull to start nibbling and mouthing at your hands. Whe he bites down hard, yell “ouch” so he’s startled and stops for a second.
Now Continuing to allow mouthing your hand, make sure to speak up each and every time he bites you hard, so your puppy can learn your threshold for what is acceptable and what is not. Once your puppy understand your feedback about the strenght of his bite, you can begin to reduce biting.
Another best way to teach your puppy not to bite is to redirect him to a toy or chew bone. Its as simple just give your pitbull puppy a firm “No” and replace whatever he was biting with something he is allowed to chew.
If your puppy is 3-6 months old there is a good chance he may be teething. So he might be trying to reduce the discomfort by chewing.
You can also try give him the ice cube to chew on as it will relieve sensation of his gums and help lighten the pain.
Other ways to try is to get puppies stop bitting is to exaggerate and pretend they have injured me, their friend. By pretending that their bite actually hurt your hand, pull it away and yell ouch and stop playing. You are replicating what other litter mates would do if another puppy were to cause them pain.
Managing and controlling puppy bitting problems can be major challenge for dog lovers. Puppy biting or nipping starts out as a bit of fun but needs to be controlled quickly controlled to avoid ongoing problems. Training give to your pitbull puppy all depends on a relationship built with him on level of love and trust. It takes time to build a working partnership. And the more time and patience you have with your puppy from day one, the more obedient he will be. Dogs want to be pleased.
How to Train a Pitbull Puppy Not to Bite
- Pitbulls are dominant dogs so from young age you need to dominate them to show you are the boss as it will help in reduce bitting and aggression.
- Pibulls are very energetic. So always take them out regular for walks, exercise and play. As this will burn them out with alot energy else with exxessive energy in them can encourage them to bite out of boredom. Exercise also keeps them healthy and fit.
Some Basic tips which also can be used if they bite you –
- Always React to the bite you get from pitbull puppy. Stand up and go away from them. Ignorance is the best Punishment.
- If you get bite from pitbull, point your finger toward it and say “no” in loud voice and show some anger on him.
- You can try ignore it for 15 minutes if he still bites you. Dont cuddle or play with him.
- Keep water spray bottle with you. If they bite you say no and spray some water on the face.
Some Dont’s not to do with pitbull which can encourage the bite –
- Never behave rudely and slap them on face as it can encourage them to bite.
- Never discourage them from playing.
- Never jurk your hand s and feet from your pitbull puppy.
- Never hit you puppy as they can get afraid and aggressive.
At last if still your pitbull is biting then you may try out do such things.
Try understand why your puppy is biting – Sit and think it out. What are the instances when he bites you. Does he get afraid or aggressive and at what times. Is this behaviour all time or while doing some activities. It will help you understand problem and sort it out. If its behaviour issue you can carry out then proper training procedure with the help of the trainers.
If still you fail just go to your local vet and take the advice of a qualified professional. He will help you out. Following all these steps will and building these good habits will work for you surely. Try build good relationship with your puppy and and with your efforts he will improve.