Puppies in particular learn quickly, so negative behavior should be corrected in good time. It should start as soon as the first determination is made. It is particularly important to leave the puppies with their mother and littermates for at least 8 weeks.
Unfortunately, some puppies are separated from their mothers far too early, who can teach the little dog its first lessons about biting and put it in its place. After the handover to the new dog owner, he is responsible for positive social behavior for the puppy. The lesson about biting is particularly important. If a young dog does not learn this lesson, it can also snap later. Consistency is absolutely important if there are children in the household. Young dogs in particular behave in a rowdy and unpredictable manner towards children and like to use their teeth when playing. This must not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Reacting is now the be-all and end-all. This is how puppies react to a protesting noise from a bitten dog. Dog owners should try an “ouch” or yelp and stop playing immediately. Balls or socks serve as bite objects. It doesn’t always have to be expensive, an old towel with a knot is usually enough. However, if the puppy still bites the hand, calf, or sleeve, a stubborn “no” should be pronounced. Dog owners should now offer him the allowed bite object and praise him vigorously when he devotes himself to it.
Another method is ignorance. If the dog continues to bite its calves or hands while playing, the game should be stopped immediately with a firm “No” and the dog should then be ignored. In order for the puppy to learn to vent its urge to romp on the toy, all adult family members must use the same method. Only in this way will the little dog cure his bad habit and be peaceful.