Tips on how to stop a puppy from biting you
Hello out there in Pugland, and welcome to you. Has your Pug gone from sweet little pug puppy to terrorizing pug piranha? Do you feel that you need to have a glove on when you hold your Pug? Are you tired of having to go through a bunch of band-aids? If so, then you’re in the right place because today we’re going to give you some tips on how to get your pug puppy to stop biting you.
The very first thing you want to do when you have a pug puppy is to understand that chewing is natural and normal because the little teeth are growing. Your Pug may be biting you because it’s just excited to see you and it needs something to do.
The first tip on how to stop puppy biting is to make sure you always have a good substitute for him to chew on. We like to use soft toys. These make it very easy for the puppy to sit in your lap and also chew.
This will keep your Pug entertained and preoccupied.
The second tip is when your Pug chews on your fingers, you want to let him know that it hurts. But you want to do it in a way that he understands. It seems to us that the words “ow” or “ouch” must translate into “bite me more” in pug. Our tip for that is to use a simple command that makes it easy for the pug to understand that the behavior is unacceptable.
Have you ever watched a game show where the contestant is asked a question, and the response is given, and then the host asks if the answer is correct, and when the answer is incorrect, there’s a buzzer sound like this: That’s right, and you didn’t even do anything.
Correcting your pug behaviour
The sound is very easy and it is not mistaken for “bite me” or “keep doing it” in pug. That’s the same sound we use when we’re correcting our pug to tell them that whatever behavior they just did is inappropriate and we want them to stop.
When a pug bites us, we like to use the sound “Ah”. The other thing is to let your pug know when they bite it really hurts.
Sometimes they don’t understand that their playfulness is actually causing you pain. To help them understand that we like to use the same language that their siblings would use. When a puppy bites us, thank you right on cue. When a puppy bites us and it hurts we give them a sound to show that it hurts.
He did not mean to hurt. That lets him know that we don’t want him to bite. Pugs want to please you. So what you want to do is to capitalize on that desire to please you.
When you correct your pug, to stop them from a negative behavior immediately give them a substitute behavior that is acceptable. For example, when the pug bites you, give them the sound “Ah”, tell them “No, bite!”, and immediately give them a toy so that they understand that this is a good behavior and that this is what you want instead.
I highly recommend you have at least 5 or 6. When they get all dirty, just throw them right in the washing machine, they come out nice and clean. And when they start to get a little ratty, then just replace them. You must have these lying around the house all over the place.
It makes it very easy for you when the dog is doing something we don’t want them to do just to grab one of those and redirect it so that it has good behavior.
This makes it very easy for them to do the right thing and to please you. Rope toys are a great choice for your puppy to chew on.
It’s perfectly acceptable for you to hold your rope toy for your puppy to chew on, but avoid pulling on it. Pulling puts you on the same level as the puppy. In fact, if you allow your puppy to pull and win, then that shows that he has dominance over you. By just simply holding it for your puppy, you’re allowing them to have a safe chewing toy and acceptable behavior.
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