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to stop biting

i have a 6 month old puppy that i cant seem to break the habbit of biting fingers.. he doest bite hard just nibbles on them..he has plenty of chew toys. i need advice on how to get him to stop the bitting. thanks

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Asked by babymama8787 at 2:06 AM on Nov. 9, 2008 in Pets

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  • This is going to sound silly, but I know that people do it with their toddlers as well...

    Whenever we had dogs when I was growing up, if they bit us, we bit back and told them "no". We would bite somewhere that would get their attention (their lip or their ear) and not too hard, just hard enough to make them get the message.

    We did it with cats too :)

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:39 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • Just say LEAVE IT, and shout it at him when he is doing this, saying no to a dog can be confusing because they hear us speak all day and we say that word in almost every sentence,

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 10:30 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • We just pop them on the nose every time.

    Answer by fearful5 at 10:37 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • Do what the mother dog and other older dogs do when a puppy "nips" them. Immediately give a yelp and then turn facing away from the puppy, don't look at or talk to him for 1 or 2 minutes. Totally ignore him like he isn't there. (Any longer and he won't remember what the punishment was for.) If that doesn't do it, the instant he bites, push him down to the ground by his shoulder and hold him on the ground on his back till he quits struggling. This shows him that you (or the human child he bit) is the dominant one and must not be bitten.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:01 PM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • i bit my dog back, and it worked great! (worked with my daughter

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:34 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • spray no bite bitter spray or vinegar and water int heir mouth when the pup does it, they dont like the taste

    Answer by Kennadismom at 7:07 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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