Puppy Biting

Puppy Biting: IT HURTS

Golden puppy biting a hand.

If you have a puppy you know they bite and it HURTS! The good news is that your puppy is not possessed or doing this on purpose to hurt you. Puppies explore the world with their mouths. This means there is a function to this behavior. There are a few functions of biting for puppies these included but are not limited to:

  • Exploration.
  • Teething- their mouth hurts and they need relief. Do you have adequate items for them to chew for relief?
  • Playing- have you ever watched to puppies play? There is a lot of biting back and forth in appropriate play and reciprocal play.
  • Boredom- has you puppy gotten appropriate mental exercise today?
  • Over tired- your puppy needs to nap, like a lot! Puppies can sleep 16+ hours a day!

If you need help with biting do not hesitate to reach out today!

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