How do you make a puppy stop biting fingers/toes/any body part while playing?

May 29, 2007 1:59am CST
My shiba inu puppy is 14 weeks old, and she loooves to play. For some reason, she likes to bite (not a hard bite) fingers / toes / arms / legs / my hair / clothes... pretty much anything. I've read a lot of ideas online like - say "no bite!" and stop playing with her (she'll just run after you and bite more), turn around and face the other way until she stops (this hurts too much!), give her a toy to play with instead (she will bite the toy and then go back to the fingers holding the toy), etc. Let me know if you have any other suggestions!
2 responses
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
30 May 07
At that age she is still teething, never smack a dog or with physical punishment. Try saying a deep NO when she does or have a water spray bottle and squirt at her when she nips, or blow on her face.
@Galena (9123)
29 May 07
puppies do tend to nip quite a bit. puppies learn bite inhibition from other pups, so when you get nipped make a sharp, high, squeaky noise to show that they've hurt you. they do grow out of it. like babies, puppies use their mouth a lot. but they do learn that it hurts people when they bite.