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Question by caine
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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our puppy really likes to bite but not hard..how long does this typically last? and what should we do?

Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 5/18/2004
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Your puppy does not bite hard now but she isn't teething yet! And this isn't a stage. She will continue to do it until you do something about it. Pups bite in fun but later on it will hurt and you need to teach her, before the habit is set in, that she can't do that. When she bites, pop her on the nose (not as much to hurt her as to surprise her), then say "no" or "ouch" and don't pay any attention to her. If she comes up and bites you again, do the same thing until she comes up and licks you or something else of the sort. Then praise her up. Continue to do this EVERY time she bites- without exception, whether it hurts or not. She'll learn if you keep doing this. Good luck! Tanisha


Answer by chic
Submitted on 9/22/2006
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my puppy nips at the kids and my boyfriend yells at the kids and tells them it doesn't hurt but I know it hurts so now the kids won't go near the puppy, how do I let him know that it does hurt, he constantly tells the kids it doesn't and when he is around they are afraid to go near the dog


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