How do I stop my dog from biting people?

I'm so scared tonight my dog was biting some people that come over once in awhile I immediatly corrected the dog,but the dog is still trying to bite,I dont know what to do with him. They guy he tried to bite is just fine he didnt break skin I'm so freaking scared that sometime this will happen to some poor child or adult and then we'll be in a world of hurt because our dog decides to bite. Whats some suggestions ladies?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Pets

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  • ya just have to be firm in saying NOOOO whenever he tries to bite..loud and firm!!!! and hold his mouth closed while during that....i had a dog once that bit me, and then i bit him back..lol..he never bit me again! ya could try that!...
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 3:56 AM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • ....i had a dog once that bit me, and then i bit him back..lol..he never bit me again! ya could try that!...     ~  alexis_06


    LMFAO I have to say that I've done this to a cat once!  My cat bit me and I bit the dumb cat back . . . . the cat never bit again!


     

    bookay

    Answer by bookay at 9:46 AM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • Next time it happens remove the dog from the situation immediately. From now on you may need to muzzle him when you have company or just put him in another room. You need to be proactive about it and avoid the situation that may cause him to bite
    Marci81

    Answer by Marci81 at 10:48 AM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • why biting the dog or cat works is because you are treating the dog the way the alpha dog would treat him, remember., we are not "humans" to them, we are alpha dogs, so we must act like the alpha dog, when they are babies, thier moms bite them as dicepline, then they get into our world and we dicipline them our way, ( or no way). I used to train horses and ive bitten a few foals too and it works. a muzzle will only prolong the biting. ive grabbed german sheppherd by the scruff of thier neck and put then down and stared them in the eye and growled at them and i got thier respect. you need to also find out why he is biting. is he protecting you, scared of them? have them come in quietly and dont make any fuss. i like the rolled up newspaper myself, it makes noise but dosnt hurt them. and a bop on the nose or behind.
    Thalie

    Answer by Thalie at 12:18 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • When you know company is coming either put the dog behind a gate, or train your dog on lead to sit and stay till you and your company are seated. Keep the lead in your hand and have your friend hold a treat and let the dog move toward him ,keep the treat in his hand till the dog accepts that he has something good for him,but keep your eyes on your friend and just keep talking ., when fido wants the treat ,he will know this person is a friend and gain confidence,that he is ok , . Never allow him free rome until you know he can be trusted. Never let anyone one pet his head, always his chest and only approch when you know he is under your command as the pack leader.
    doglovergranny

    Answer by doglovergranny at 2:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • ....i had a dog once that bit me, and then i bit him back..lol..he never bit me again! ya could try that!... ~ alexis_06



    LMFAO I have to say that I've done this to a cat once! My cat bit me and I bit the dumb cat back . . . . the cat never bit again!


    I'm afraid if I bit my dog he would bite me back harder...
    MarGeee

    Answer by MarGeee at 5:15 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

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  • Definitely put a muzzle on him around other people until he learns not to bite.
    Meanwhile, introduce him slowly to new people (just one or two at a time), keep him on a leash, and when he goes to bite pull back on the leash and firmly say "NO BITE!" Do this enough times and he will learn.
    You also need to balance this lesson with praise. When he can go near a new person without biting you need to praise him and reward him with a small treat. Eventually, when he learns that the no biting rule is the proper behavior you can phase out the treats.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:02 AM on Dec. 22, 2008

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