just wandering how to get my basset puppy to stop biting
biting/nipping is something the dog outgrows If you do nothing it will stop eventually however you really do not want to teach the puppy not to mouth. What you want to teach the puppy is to have a soft mouth. That is when it does bite it does not bite hard i.e. bite inhibition. The reason this is important is given the right circumstance there is not a dog in this world that will not bite.. So it is important to teach the dog when it does bite to do so softly. The other reason it is important to teach this to a puppy is because once the get older it gets impossible to teach this skill. it need to be taugh as a puppy.just wandering how to get my basset puppy to stop biting
Please read this section extremely carefully. I shall repeat over and over: teaching bite inhibition is the most important aspect of your puppy's entire education.
Certainly puppy biting behavior must eventually be eliminated. We cannot have an adult dog playfully mauling family, friends, and strangers in the manner of a young puppy. However, it is essential that this be done gradually and progressively via a systematic two-step process: first, to inhibit the force of puppy bites and second, to lessen the frequency of puppy mouthing.
Ideally, the two phases should be taught in sequence, but with more active puppy biters you may wish to work on both stages at the same time. In either case, you must teach your puppy to bite or mouth gently before puppy biting behavior is eliminated altogether
Have you ever watched how puppies play with each other while they're still with their littermates? They love to bite each other, often on the face. If one puppy bites another puppy too hard, the "victim" will yelp and run away to play with a different pup. In essence, the biter gets a time-out for applying too much pressure with those needle-sharp puppy teeth. If he makes this mistake a few times, then he learns that biting too hard while playing makes his buddies run away from him. Little by little each puppy learns to bite with less pressure to keep his playmates from putting him into isolation.