Puppies are bursting with energy; puppies at play can be very tiring and a little overwhelming. They simply hates to stop; they just keeps on swirling and swirling. Unlimited energy in puppies converts them into a machine that never stops. As a dog-owner, you have no other options but to enjoy your puppies at play.
Playing is natural for puppies; it is their way of releasing their excess energy. They have natural instinct to be very playful and curious with everything around them. Puppies at play usually resort to nipping, to snipping, and to biting- it is their way of freeing themselves from boredom. Puppies at play are also an option for them to learn how to socialize with their littermates. Sometimes these puppies will turn their attention on you (dog-owner) and starts nipping on your feet and hands.
Puppies at Play: Why they love to bite?
Puppies at play will resort to biting; it is a form of play for them. As early as four-week old, you will see them walking around; sniffing and biting on everything that crosses their path. This is a natural course and part of their life phase, all they do at these stage- nip, soil and nursing.
Please understand that he is not biting you because he is a violent animal. Puppies bite because he is trying to explore things around him; it is their way of soothing their curiosity. They use their mouths to explore, feel, smells, tastes, and feel things.
Teach you Pup not to Bite
Puppies at play include a lot of biting, sniffing, and sometimes lots of destructive nipping. To make your pups stop using your feet, as their big chewable toys, you have to introduce training to develop discipline in their biting. Remember, dogs have natural tendencies to bite, for them it is like playing, it is fun, and it is soothing. It’s time to infuse the difference between playing and biting. Here are some powerful tips to stop your pups from biting. Puppies at play should also learn valuable things for their discipline.
· Buy him chewable toys, rotate them as they go bored of with previous one
· When he starts biting, say “No” and walk away
· You can use whistle to get his attention and show him that biting is not allowed
· Avoid tackle games or tug of war games, these kind of games resort to biting
· It may sound weird, but it works for me, whenever he starts to nip on your ankle and feet, cry out, as if you are in pain, they will stop.
· Participate in a playgroup; this is an opportunity for your pooch to develop skills on socialization. Puppies at play with presence of other puppies will develop their personality, it is a good chance for them to have stable disposition.
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