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How to Stop Puppy From Biting. What Did Not Work

How to stop your puppy from biting can be a tedious task if your dog has the de-meaner of our puppy, Kash.  Here is the latest on what did not work.

When we went to the store to buy Kash a bag of dog food, we noticed a “no bite” spray product.  We read the label and it basically said that you spray this on whatever you don’t want your puppy to bite or chew on.  It has a very bad bitter taste that will repel the dogs desire to bite or chew that item again.

My wife was anxious to try this out.  She followed the directions on the Bitter Yuck and sprayed her hands with it.  She engaged Kash in some play with his stuffed toys.  He immediately stopped playing with the toy and started licking her hands like they were covered with bacon grease!  He loved that taste!  That certainly was a bust.

 

It is hard to stop this puppy from biting.
Me bite? Look at this face!

Kash the Dog

The biting is getting better.  We are sticking to the instructions in our dog training guide we purchased, because it has been nothing short of amazing for teaching Kash different commands.  “How to stop your puppy from biting” has just taken just a little longer.

Kash is now 25 pounds and 19 weeks old.  He is losing his puppy fur.  It looks kind of funny at this time.  It will get better.  We give him a capsule of fish oil once a day to help keep his skin and fur healthy as well as the other benefits fish oil has.

Kash is eating like a pony lately and still looking kinda skinny.  We try to keep food in his dish at all times so he can eat at will.  He is fed Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Food for Puppies.  Kash loves this food so hopefully it will be fairly easy to switch him over to adult dog food made by the same company.

Do you know what is in the food you feed your dog?  Have you ever wondered just what is the best food to feed your pet?  I did a ton of research a couple years ago, and again when we adopted Kash.  I wish I would have found Dog Food Dangers early on, as this is the very best source of information on what is healthy dog food and what you should avoid.  It is worth checking out, especially if you are concerned about your dogs health.

See you tomorrow.  Pet your dog.

Thomas

New Vet, and How to Stop Puppy From Biting

A new veterinarian and a great lesson in how to stop puppy from biting.

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Kash has snake-like, needle sharp "fangs".

I took Kash to the vet for his last puppy shot on Saturday.  This is the vet the North Star Border Collie Rescue organization was using.  What a great guy.  Tells it like it is, no sugar coating with this guy – I like that!

He showed me his technique on becoming the Alpha dog leader, a “requirement” of new clients.  He asked what was the worst trait that Kash had as a puppy right now.  It was biting, whether playing or biting out of frustration.

He demonstrated his technique.  He was quick to point out that it is not for everyone, as there are many ways to achieve the desired result.

When Kash opened his mouth to “play” bite, the vet grabbed his snout firmly, bellowed NO in an authorative voice and pinned Kash down until he submitted.  It was uncomfortable to see Kash struggle, but he was incredibly good from that moment on.  The vet established himself as the “alpha dog” in that room.

I was so impressed with the way Kash reacted to this technique that I tried it at home.  The first time Kash grabbed me with his snake-like, needle sharp teeth, I grabbed his snout with one hand, pinned him down with the other and let out my deepest authority like voice, NO!  Oh how Kash struggled and whined, bit I held firm.  Let up too early and it’s all for nothing.

Wow!  It worked for me too!  There was definitely a change in Kash from that moment on.  He looks at me in a much different way, a good way, actually a really good way.  It seems like he is looking for my next command, almost like he wants to please me.

Now he hasn’t completely been cured of biting.  I still have to remind him from time to time, especially when we get playing, or his dry skin itching frustrates him.  That’s a whole new story I’ll get into later on.

The rest of the training is going great.  My wife and I pick out a new “trick” or command we want to teach each night and go to our Secrets to Dog Training course and follow the detailed instructions.  Kash learns something new real quick with this system.  It is hard to believe he can grasp commands at this young of age.  I give credit to the training system and our commitment to consistency.

So, I would really love to tell you we had complete success in learning how to stop puppy from biting, but I do believe it will take a week or so to fully realize.  The big change is how Kash seems to respect me more.

I would love to hear any comments, or what your technique or method was to keep your puppy from biting.  Please leave a comment.

Thanks to all you dog lovers that have rescued a loving dog.

Thomas

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