How can I get my puppy to stop bitting everything?!?

March 11, 2007 10:57am CST
My puppy is 14 weeks old and has just started bitting everything in sight! he is only little at the minute so isnt causing much damage but I want to stop him before he gets any bigger. Any ideas?
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@zing_i (269)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Give him a fake bone which will keep him busy bitting and will not bite the other stuff
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@rachelzwo (310)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I got some stuff that worked really well with my first dog. It's called No Chew. All you do is spray it on things like your table legs, chair legs, and whatever else you want and your dog will hate the taste and she'll stop chewing on it.
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@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
12 Jul 07
I didn't do anything about it with a puppies that I had and when they grow up. they stop to do that. I think it is natural because they are very little yet.
• United States
30 Mar 07
omg ppl.. they are puppies!! just like human babies, puppies go through a "teething" stage. since puppies have much sharper teeth it does damage. pet stores sell toys and chews, that are made specifically for teething puppies. get him a couple of different types...make sure they are appropriate for puppies. (packaging will say) whenever the puppy starts chewing on something it should not, bop him on the nose and say No firmly, and then hand him one of the toys or chews instead. after doing this for a while (some dogs take longer to learn than others) he will figure out what he can and cant chew on. you must be CONSISTENT in this, just like in housebreaking. changing what he's "bopped" for, or not "bopping" him EVERYTIME he does a no no, is confusing and will just make it a harder and longer process. be consistent! he will eventually outgrow this stage. its just a growing stage. however this is the time to teach him about the things he is not allowed to chew on. always have a toy or rawhide chew thingy for him to vent his energy on. that way when he has outgrown this stage he knows that shoes etc. are not toys.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I currently have the same problem and though I don't have the answer yet I'm thinking of trying a shock collar next, if that don't work maybe obedience school