Stop Puppy from Biting

A miniature version of anything develops a sense of love and affection for them. That sense of love and affection increases if that miniature is a living being. There is no going back to the statement that the baby version of humans and animals make your heart skip a beat and you automatically fall in love with them. In my case, I might have some hidden capability of taking lives if it takes to protect a puppy or take care of it.

The baby version of animals is very much like human babies. They are equally immature and innocent and try hard to adapt to their traits. When a puppy is born the first inhabitation it takes is trying to open its eye. Further with the help of its mother or the owner form of the parent the puppy learns to drink, eat and walk. 

After these necessary basic learning, the next adaptation taken by the puppies is to bite. It must be noted that those bites are not misbehavior performed by them because of their lack of socialization but due to their next step of learning. 

The causes of puppy biting are laid down as: 

BUILDING NEW SET OF TEETH: 

There can be various reason why a puppy bites, but the most common reason behind this biting is due to them developing a very brand new set of teeth. 

The teeth of the puppy start to develop at the start of the third week of its birth. It is witnessed that like the humans the puppy is born toothless. When the third week begins their tight gums start to chew and bite everything they find. This is because the gums of these puppies start to itch since the process of exfoliation has started. To control the itching, the puppy tends to bite everything with its newbie gums. This is a very essential exercise for the puppies and they should not be stopped from doing that since the biting softens the gums to develop the new teeth. If these gums are not softened the puppy will face problems in future. The gums must loosen up otherwise the teeth will not be of the proper structure and later the puppy will have disoriented dental issues. 

It is often said that the discomfort experienced by the puppy is very necessary and needs to be seen in his day to day life such as while he is walking, drinking, eating or playing. If the puppy does not show in the difference in the behaviour then it can be assumed that the process of teething and discomfort coming from it is effecting his livelihood and day to day work. It is strongly recommended that the puppy should be shown to a vet immediately. 

To help the puppy through this process, the owner should not stop the puppy from any biting and if the puppy is ruining your couch or furniture or any precious thing that there are special toys for them known as a teether. These toys are soft and safe enough for their age and hard enough to soften their gums. 

In the third week, the set of teeth are temporary and the permanent set is developed in their third month. The primary ones fall out on their own and it is suggested that the owner should follow the natural cause and not pull them out since the roots of puppy’s teeth are deep enough and pulling them would break them into half. When a puppy gains other permanent teeth where the primary one is not broken yet then it causes a condition named occlusion also known as bad bite which inflicts uneasiness and pain to the puppy. 

Another symptom is seen in a puppy while it grows its new teeth is that it experiences diarrhoea. Which is also common in human babies when they develop their teeth. The other way owner parents can help their child puppy during teething is by pressing its gum and new teeth with their fingers to make them feel calm and so that puppy would understand how to curb the itching. 

BITE INHIBITION: 

One prominent reason seen in the puppy due to them biting is lack of trust. When you take something away from your puppy then he tends to bite you. The reason is that the puppy thinks you will take the toy or stuff from you and not return. The primary stage is for the parent owner to make the puppy realize that if you are taking the stuff from them then you will return it or add some incentives to it to make it better. This way the puppy will love you and will never growl on you if you take away their things or ask them to do something as now they trust you. To enhance trust try reinforcing the puppy and return something to him if you take something from them.

LACK OF FAMILIARITY:

The puppy might sometimes also bite due to lack of familiarity. There are some instances where the puppy might bite if he is made to go through some unfamiliar or discomforting circumstances. It might feel that the puppy is being rowdy and dominant but in reality, he is scared due to the new strange incident. For example, if someone unknown holds your puppy then the puppy might get afraid and tend to bite the stranger to get himself out of that situation. 

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