Stop Dogs from Biting

Here we’re going to give you a few tips to stop dogs from biting. Please read through this short article as we will reveal the best tips near the end.

The most radical way to stop dogs from biting is to avoid any encounter with dogs altogether. But of course, that is not the ideal solution here. When we are looking to find out how to stop dogs from biting, we first have to ask, “why do dogs bite?”

Dogs bite when they feel a threat. This could be a threat to themselves or their environment or even a threat to their nourishment. (I’m sure you’ve encountered a few dogs who will growl and snarl if you get anywhere near their grub).

We always have to be aware that dogs are not humans. Dogs lack the sense of reasoning and will act from their instinct or a reflex. Automatic reflexes and or instincts is something the dogs are born with, But we can train dogs to respond or not respond on their instinct.


Dog Training

So, truthfully the best way to stop dogs from biting is proper training. Proper dog training is given all around the world.

However, we have to be aware that dogs are seen as pests, and in other cultures, dogs are part of the workforce. In some cultures, dogs are even seen as dirty animals, not welcome or accepted in society.

Dog training is the best progress a dog can make in its interaction with humans. During the dog training program, they learn all sorts of skills that will keep them from biting.

As described before, sometimes biting from fear. And during dog training, dogs are taught to recognize situations and learn to be less fearful. This will keep them more aware of a given situation.

Puppy Training

Dog training should start at an early age. As early as six weeks, you can start the proper puppy training program. Dog trainers love to see dogs progress from an early age.

It is easier to teach the dog proper skills and stop dogs from biting at an early age than to get rid of some bad habits later.

Dog Breed

Some dog breeds are more violent or fierce than others. Depending on the dog’s situation, the choice of dog is important. Around children, a non-violent dog breed is advised to avoid future problems.

But if you need a guard dog, you need a more fierce dog breed. The choice of the breed is an important choice to make.


Tip 1

When your dog has his mouth near you, it is important NOT to jerk away as jerking away or any other sudden and quick movements may make your dog think it’s some great game, and this will reinforce your dog biting behavior.

Tip 2

Stay still and either give a stern ‘No’ command or, better still, yelp as a puppy might do (Now, you may feel pretty daft doing this, but it gets the message across to your dog in a language they understand more).  The ‘yelp’ works well for puppies who are still learning and for accidental biting. Otherwise, you can use the ‘No’ command for adult and adolescent dogs who should know better.

Tip 3

Play non-aggressive games such as ‘fetch’ with your dog. Games such as tug-of-war could encourage inappropriate behavior.

Tip 4

Please do not put your dog in a situation where it could be threatened or teased. You may want to confine your dog in these potential situations.


If you get stuck with a violent dog, then there are various active methods to stop the dog from biting. A muzzle is a good option whilst you continue to try and train them…

About Jesse Wren

I started keeping pets as a hobby at 12 years old- with help from my father. I was instantly hooked by the beauty and diversity of these amazing animals, from their loyalty, awesomeness to their feeding habits. In the years that followed, I have developed an expertise in caring for puppies and adult dogs alike through trial-and-error and extensive research into how to keep them happy and healthy. I would like to share my knowledge with you through this blog - please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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