How to Train Your Dog Not to Bite

Ah, puppies. They’re so cute and fun! But they also have sharp teeth and a tendency to bite everything in sight. Protect your hands, shoes, and furniture (not to mention your guests) by training your new dog not to bite as soon as possible. Here’s how:

Teach your dog to play with toys.

Let’s say you’ve done your homework and have successfully taught your dog to play with toys. This can be used to redirect his attention from something he shouldn’t be doing, like jumping on guests or eating someone else’s lunch. You can also use it as a reward for good behavior and distraction from misbehavior. For example, if your dog is barking at the doorbell and won’t stop, give him a toy instead of getting mad at him; this will teach him that barking at the doorbell means no toy (or maybe even no dinner).

You can buy toys specifically designed for training purposes; these usually have bright colors or noises that encourage petting and playing with them rather than chewing them up into bits of plastic confetti after only five minutes of use!

Take the right approach to biting.

Biting is not a behavior that you should ignore.

When your dog bites you, it means he’s feeling anxious or threatened. He may be trying to protect himself and his territory.

It’s important not to hit or yell at your dog when he bites you. This can worsen the problem and make him afraid of people in general, which will make socialization more challenging for both of you in the future.

Instead, it’s best to give him some space after he has bitten someone (or something else). Then wait until he calms down before approaching him again calmly so that there are no further misunderstandings between him and whoever was hurt by his actions.

Use a calm voice to get your dog’s attention.

The next time you want your dog to pay attention to you, use a calm voice. Talk softly and gently so that your dog will be more likely to listen instead of getting defensive.

When training your dog with a clicker or treats, use the same tone throughout each session. Do not raise your voice or speak loudly when giving commands; this will only confuse them. You should also avoid using any harsh or angry tones when training; these are surefire ways to upset your pet and make them more aggressive than they were before!

If you want to train yourself how not bite while playing with their favorite toy then use the same command each time; if it doesn’t work once don’t give up just try again because eventually they’ll understand what it means!

Give your dog bite-sized treats as rewards.

One of the most important aspects of training your dog is to make sure that he knows when he is doing something right. This could be as simple as giving him a treat for sitting quietly at your feet, or rewarding good behavior with praise from you. It’s important that when you give treats, they are bite-sized and not food items. This way, your dog will learn that treats are given for good behavior only and not food rewards. If you feed your pet too much, then this can lead to obesity and other health problems down the road!

Treats should be given immediately after the behavior occurs so that they associate one with another. Additionally, these bites should be given in a calm voice rather than an excited one so as not to encourage further excitement or aggression on behalf of your pet.”

Teach him to stop by telling him “enough” or “stop” in a serious voice.

If you use a loud voice when you are angry, excited, or surprised, your dog will get confused and not understand what he did wrong.

You can teach him to stop by telling him “enough” or “stop” in a serious voice. Use this method when the biting is too much for you to handle.

Ignore your dog when he bites or nips at you. It works!

As soon as your dog bites or nips at you, ignore him for a few seconds.

Then, when he stops and looks at you, praise and reward him with a treat.

Repeat this process until your dog learns that biting and nipping isn’t going to get him what he wants (i.e., attention from you).

Train your dog with love and care, not punishment.

One of the most important things to remember when training your dog is that you can never punish them for biting. That will only make him or her more likely to bite in the future, because they don’t understand what it means when you say “no” or “don’t bite!” Dogs are creatures of habit, and if they have learned that biting has consequences (which includes verbal or physical punishment), then this will become a habit for them as well.

The best way to train your dog not to bite is through positive reinforcement and lots of love! Show him how much fun it is to play with toys instead of people by playing tug-of-war or fetch with a toy instead of someone’s hand, leg, foot…or any other body part he likes nibbling on! If he chews on his own toys instead of yours – praise him like crazy!


When a dog bites, he does so for any number of reasons. He may be scared, stressed out, or simply acting like the young puppy that he is. Whatever the reason may be, there are ways to address your dog’s biting without hurting him in return. It takes patience and a lot of treats – but it is well worth it when you see your little canine friend finally behaving as you would want him to!