Avoid biting your puppy

Dog playingThe first months of life of our puppies are essential for cognitive development , learn to relate them with us and with other animals. When a dog does have to set a routine with meal times, sleep and walk. Also teach him to be clean. Many times we overlook our pet education in those early days, the first step should be to stop negative behaviors like biting.

Normally, if the animal lives with the mother until about eight weeks, it will teach bite inhibition. This is achieved by the war games that educate him to yield to other dogs, before getting too violent behavior. During a dog fight comes a point where one of them lie face up adopting a submissive posture. Thus, the dispute ends and the winner takes its place hierarchical predominant.

A problem on the rise

Unfortunately, increasingly appear on television news more news about dogs that have attacked people . The cause of many of these attacks are due to the selection of the species that make attending breeders only aesthetic criteria, such as head size or hair length.

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Disinhibition of the bite is characteristic of wolves and wild dogs are genetically prepared to attack. The lack of professionalism of some breeders make some copies might present a high aggressiveness. This attitude that we find animals that bite without previous signs such as growling or body language.

Why dogs bite?

All dogs need to chew to obtain resources and achieve a certain status within the herd. This is normal behavior and put into practice from birth, when the games are still controlled by the mother. For the puppy learn bite inhibition and become a balanced adult , it is essential to living with his mother and siblings.

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The mother is the only one who can watch these games and know when to step ending with a nice growl or even a hint of bite. The trouble is that many people think that maternal behavior is dangerous and harmful to the puppies, so that separate layers at very early ages.

Strategies within the litter

In its adult stage fighting there continues, this need not always be dangerous because we know that both copies have a balanced personality and have been raised and socialized properly. When fighting over a territory or a female in heat is very interesting to observe that both strategies adopted.

Some of the most common techniques are the ' bourgeois strategy ', which makes the dog is retired if it finds that the trophy does not care too much. The most conflict arises when adopting the ' hawk strategy ', ie, decide to fight to the end and usually occurs in very dominant dogs. These behaviors begin with games between brothers and are fundamental to understanding the concept of hierarchy .

How to educate our puppy

If the puppy has lived long enough with her ​​mother, and we have half of the path, since it has been shown to inhibit the bite. The most important thing is to never let your pet chew our feet or hands. If you do stop playing and got in trouble. Otherwise, you can understand that he is the one that ranks highest on the scale.

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Under no circumstances should lose his temper or punish, as the puppy will understand that we play. This situation is very common with children, who wallow in the offspring waving hands and feet, getting perpetuate the game and, consequently, the bites. Parents always have to mediate in these situations, giving the dog a toy and disrupting the play session if the animal is too abrupt.

Questions about the bite represent very frequent consultations, so steps must be taken in the first months of life to prevent future problems. The most effective proposals to let our dog interact with other peers and advise on the characteristics of each race , because depending on the nature and level of activity of the same, the problem may be more or less severe.


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