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Bite problem in puppies

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The source of the bites among puppies

The source of bites in puppies as a whole Many behaviors among puppies are intended for practice and general abilities that are supposed to serve them in adulthood. The same bites we encounter in puppies are usually not aggressive bites of aggression resulting from possessiveness, territoriality, or domination as can be seen in adult dogs but rather playful bites that have several purposes:

Testing the strength and abilities of the person standing in front of them.
Include a sense of the intensity of the bite and the social statement they want to convey for example: an invitation to a game or a threat or a mark for dominance or a bite of attention.

When the bite is directed at other dogs, puppies their age or other adult dogs, the puppy learns from the feedback he receives from the person in front of him if the bite was at the correct intensity and the intention was an invitation to play the puppy will respond in the game. If the bite was too strong for one of two things: either the individual in front of him would walk away while signaling surrender and pain or respond with a strong bite of his own. This is how the puppy learns to use this communication tool correctly.

The problem begins when the puppy performs this behavior towards us - on the one hand we are more vulnerable and the puppy's bites are more painful to us and on the other hand we feel compassion for him and we do not want to reprimand him severely. Since dogs learn from the immediate consequences of their actions the puppy learns that humans are sensitive and sensitive and the humanity demonstrated by his tools he interprets as weakness.

How to deal with a biting puppy

How to deal with the bite The problem can be dealt with in two ways: For the exact same reason the ideal solution of course without harming the puppy and causing him damage is to choose from two options:

One, complete unresponsiveness when the puppy bites - raise his hands up and not allow him to continue this behavior.

The second, reprimand and correction - nurture the puppy immediately and maybe even stomp on our leg or any other behavior that will deter the dog from repeating his negative behavior again (of course without harming the puppy and causing him damage).

It is also highly recommended to practice discipline exercises even if those exercises are mainly based on positive reinforcements (which is proper puppy discipline). Discipline still has the essence of executing commands, which makes it clear to the puppy that we are in control.

In addition, it is recommended to create / initiate activity hours during which the puppy dissipates energy and does not bring excess energy to the social dynamics within the family.

In conclusion, this is an educational process and similar to educating children it should be remembered that sometimes it is necessary to set clear boundaries that provide security and also prevent many problems later.

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