Biting and chewing is common in puppies up to one year of age. Much biting and chewing are related to teething in puppies. However, you need to start establishing boundaries on what is acceptable and what is not from the first day you bring your dog home.
It is important for you to understand how much and what type of biting is acceptable and expected for your dog.
While you may think your little puppy is adorable when it growls and bites, you and your friends will no longer think it is cute when it is grown up and biting. And you don’t want your dog’s biting and nipping to send someone to the hospital for stitches.
You will not be able to take your dog in public if it snaps and bites. And you will be afraid to let it outside for fear it will bite someone who is just walking around the neighbourhood.
While everyone would agree that no aggressive behaviour should be encouraged from a dog, very few people know how to train a dog to quit biting or be less aggressive once he has started. The first step is to understand why he is biting.
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