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How do I get him to stop biting? I've told him no, put him in hes kennel for 10 mins, etc so many things already. But he does it right away again.
Hes puppy teeth are so sharp. He has so many toys and balls he can be playing with but he would rather bite you. I do play with him I take him outside every 2 hours for an hour when i'm home. So he does get plenty of attention. I don't know if breed has anything to do with training him but he is pitbull/lab mix.

Please help! I've never had a puppy this young.
 

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Hi there.

I'm a new puppy owner, too. My puppy, a miniature australian shepherd, is 8 weeks and a half. He has started to chew and bite everything. He bites his toys for a while and then goes and find something else to bite. I don't think it's the breed, I did some research and all answers point to the fact that it's inborn instinct of puppies (and dogs) to chew and bite. What I do, is when he starts to bite or nibble, I look into his eyes and say no. I keep eye contact until he lets go and averts his eyes away from me. You could also pretend you're hurt and go "ouch!" and then ignore him for a bit and then come back and make up (if you haven't tried that yet, that is). You'd probably have to do that every time for a few weeks until he gets the message that biting is not okay. I've learnt that with puppies, the thing you absolutely must have is patience. Never get angry or frustrated (which is pretty difficult). Be calm and assertive. Also, if you are crate training him, never use the crate to punish him. That would lead him to associate the crate negatively.

I found this website when I was researching about training puppies and dogs: http://www.dogstardaily.com/training/teaching-bite-inhibition

I always think that training a puppy is also training yourself. I've only had my puppy for a week but I'm learning as much as I can right now. I hope the biting issues improve for you. :)
 

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I have used this technique with the last two puppies(one is now 2 and the other is 6 months) I have no issues with them biting or chewing anything in the house almost immediately. I got the last puppy at 3 months, by the time she was 3 months and 1 week she has not done any biting. What you do is the following...when the puppy starts to bite, say in a high pitched baby voice "Whose biting? No Biting? Kisses...repeat often(every time puppy bites) and praise when dog gives kisses. Using the high pitched voice stops them in their tracks because its different..You will get head tilts and kisses guaranteed. After a while if they go to do it repeat as needed..Give it a week of sounding like an idiot and I bet you have a dog that kisses and doesn't bite..It really works, I proved it twice and a couple other people did it and it worked for them too!!
 
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