Teaching a Puppy to Not Bite

We've had our puppy for 3 days now. He is a 5 week old Rottweiler. I constantly have to tell him firmly, "stop" or "no" every time he tries to nibble on our clothes, ankles, or fingers, but he continuously still does it anyway. We bought him 2 squeaky toys and a small chew bone, but he prefers chewing on us instead or his dog blanket and bed.


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September 10, 20170 found this helpful

I have a special method to teach my dogs not to bite. I have used this on 8 dogs so far and it works perfectly. Some might not agree with my method, but it won't hurt the dog. My dog's have all been trained this way and it only took me 3 or 4 times to stop them from biting and chewing on me.

Step 1
When the dog first starts to bite you. Gently push the dog away and use your hand to hold his mouth shut. Do not squeeze hard on his mouth. You will be using your fingers and thumb only to hold his mouth shut.

Step 2
While holding his mouth shut use your other hand and point a finger at him, looking him in the eye and say to him "Don't bite". Do this twice and release the dog.

Step 3
Each time the dog starts to bite push im away and hold his mouth shut. Keep telling him don't bite and how much it hurts.

Step 4
After telling him not to bite you need to give him one of his toys. Encourage him to play with this toy and bite this toy.


Step 5
If your dog won't listen to this and continues to bite I have gone as far as hitting my finger, not the dog with my other hand. I won't hit my dog at all, it is not good for the dog. But if you hit your hand and tell him NO in a firm voice this normally will do the trick.

I have shown this to several of my friends who couldn't get their dog to stop biting. This worked for them and they had their dogs trained in a couple of days. I currently have 3 puppies here and I have trained them all using this technique. It only took 3 times with them to stop biting.

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