How To Train Your Dog Not To Bite

As a dog owner, one of your responsibility is to make sure that they will behave publicly. This means they are able to get along with others whether they are humans or other animals. For that matter, you will need to train them. It could be tricks that they can do or something more beneficial. One of those is to have them to not bite others. It will need a lot of action if that happens, so what you can do is to avoid it.

It all actually starts when they are still pups. If you notice, they love nibbling your finger, and it would be nice and cute at first, but it would have to stop or else it might turn aggressive later on.

There are ways you can train them, and here they are:

1. Redirection

Instead of having them bite on your skin, have them bite something else. This will also teach them that they should not be biting on the skin. If your dog tries to chew on your skin, give them a toy or bone to chew as a substitute. You can also play games that involve their mouths such as fetch or tugging. This way, they will not think of biting your skin.

2. Distraction

Aside from redirecting their mouths, you can also take their minds out of it. It is mentioned before that playing a game of fetch or tug-of-war will help. Why not do some other games to play with them? This way, their minds will not focus on biting. One of these is playing chase. Another is giving them some treats. You do not also need to spend more on toys for they will be enjoying some other things like a stick or even a blanket. 

3. Obedience

In some ways, obedience training is important. This way, it will be a lot easier to train them on how to behave. This is not just about the biting but also on some tricks and also around your house. And they will be controlled with just simple commands.

Aside from training them to avoid biting, you can also do some other ways to avoid further disturbance to others.

1. Vaccination

Whether your dog is trained or not, it is important to be always updated with their vaccines. One of their vaccines is the anti-rabies. Rabies is not just dangerous for humans when bitten but also for other animals, and dogs are not just ones with it. Always be updated when it comes to their vaccines and checkups. 

2. Crate Training

Another way for them to avoid biting others is by letting them stay in their crate. Crate training is not just for them to be house trained but also to control them when there are visitors around. 

3. Socialize

It will also be helpful if they are socializing with others. They are more used to other people and dogs, so they will likely be less aggressive. This can be done by going to parks or even just taking them for walks.