Nipping problems and solutions

Puppies are notorious for nipping at human hands, and puppy teeth are sharp! Here are a few tips to teach a puppy that nipping at your hands is not allowed.

  • Squeal “Eeep!!” (as another puppy would do), which startles the puppy and redirects his attention. Teach an alternate behavior: when the puppy gently sniffs or nuzzles at your hand without nipping, he is rewarded.
  • Shun the puppy, removing all attention, for at least two seconds. Teach an alternate behavior: when the puppy plays with you without nipping, he gets your attention.
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3 responses to “Nipping problems and solutions

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