Huskies love to nibble. In fact, while your Husky is still a pup, biting and chewing are probably amongst his favorite pastimes. At times it can seem as though he doesn't do anything but chase you around trying to nip at you. Puppies who are teething will bite on just about anything they can get their mouths around to help ease the pain, much like babies. If you don't take the time to discourage this habit at the earliest stages, you may find it harder to stop your pooch from biting other people.
Part of figuring out how to stop your Husky from biting lies in finding out why he is doing so. Puppies will bite anything and anyone in their quest for relief from teething. Not only is this how they cut their new teeth, but in the wild, it helps them to learn about their environment and how to protect themselves. Your pup might no longer need to hunt for his food, but biting still comes naturally to him. It may take some time for you to train him to go against his natural instincts.
Of all the supplies you need to train Shaggy not to bite, making sure you have enough time to work with him until he learns not to bite is the most important. There are a few things you might find come in handy during the training sessions. These include:
Remember, when it comes to any form of training, be patient and work with Shaggy until he is ready to master this very important behavior.
we have 2 cats and one dog and the dog bites the cats and I'm scared the dog will hurt the cats what do we do. he's in his tooting phase and the cats are completely terrified of him to the point that whenever they see the dog they hiss uncontrollably. so we hav e the cats in one room mostly all day whenever they walk the dog we take the cats out. What do we do?
Hello Cristina, First, I suggest working on commands that build pup's self-control. Out - which means leave the area: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-to-teach-a-dog-the-out-command/ Leave It method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite Place command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75dyWITP1s Down-Stay: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/train-your-labrador-to-lie-down-and-stay/ Heel- Turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Second, check out the videos linked below. Mild cat issue - teaching impulse control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWF2Ohik8iM Moderate cat issue - teaching impulse control using corrections and rewards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dPIC3Jtn0E Work on impulse control in general with pup, by teaching things that increase impulse control and calmness - such as a long, Place command around lots of distractions. Practicing the command until you get to the point where pup will stay on Place while you are working with the kitten in the same room. You can also back tie pup while they are on place - connecting a long leash attached to pup to something near the Place just in case pup were to try to get off Place before you could intervene. This keeps kitty safe while practicing and reinforces to pup that they can't get off the Place. The leash should be long enough that pup doesn't feel the leash while they are obediently staying on the Place because it has some slack in the leash. Third, keep a drag leash on pup or tether pup to yourself during times when pup isn't on Place and the cats are free (and you are supervising in case it gets caught on anything), so that you can enforce the commands and other training you are proactively practicing with pup - and pup doesn't get away with chasing the cats part of the time - which would make forward progress with training like the video exercises less effective. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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