How to Stop a Puppy from Biting
Why We Were Contacted?
How We Helped
Charlotte had already done an amazing job with Nico and just needed a little guidance from me. I showed Charlotte what to when Nico started nipping and biting, by redirecting his behaviour onto something he could actually bite, such as a chew or a toy. Nico was very easy to redirect but should that not work, I also explained that waking away from him for a few seconds, would have the messaged delivered loud and clear. However, in order for this to be efficient, one has to be consistent, and do this as many times as necessary. I also explained that Nico was teething and gave Charlotte a few tips on how to alleviate the pain.
We then introduced Nico to clicker training and started working on his recall by teaching him to target our hand with his nose. I showed Charlotte what to do, and explained how to progress the exercise step by step.
Nico is a lovely pup and with a little bit of work, will become a well mannered, happy dog.