A mouthy puppy is completely normal. Puppies perceiving everything as a chew toy is a natural part of their development. It is their way of learning the world, similar to babies discovering objects by touching. You will see this behavior especially during playtime, which can include nibbling on hands, feet and clothing. Save your hands, shoes, furniture and clothing from unwanted puncture marks from the dreaded puppy mouthiness.
Not every pup learns the same way but here are a few ways you can help them understand that your hands aren’t toys.
Puppy mouthiness have you at your wits end? Meet with one of our trainers to guide you through this stage and beyond.
The first year with your dog is a year filled with exciting firsts, as well as challenging milestones. You are probably wondering what sort of changes you will have to make to your lifestyle with a new puppy, i.e., will they need to be drastic, how much attention and training does my dog need, and where do I begin? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!
Discuss what your breeder or rescue is currently doing for the care of your puppy, set proper expectations.Two Weeks Prior:
We’re handing over the best puppy-rearing tips to ensure a smooth transition into your home for your puppy! You’ve been eagerly awaiting the day you can take your new best friend home from the dog kennel, but is your space ready to host an energetic young puppy? Are your cabinets too easily accessible? Can your pup possibly be exposed to harmful chemicals in your pantry?
Do you not even know where to begin?
Here’s where we come in.
Every heard of baby-proofing a house? You can puppy-proof your home as well!
Here’s your basic checklist:
And finally, just use common sense. Whatever you see as a potential hazard to your pup, keep far away from their reach. Use foresite: your puppy will be growing stronger, faster, and smarter every day! So stay on top of potential hazards to prevent any injuries to your new ball of energy!
Biscuits and Bath offers private, at-home puppy proofing sessions. Our trainer will come meet you and your family with your dog to ensure their transition into your home is seamless!