Your puppy will have spent his entire life so far in the company of his mother and litter mates and arriving at his/ her new home can be a bit of a shock to the system. However, one of the kindest things that you can do for your puppy is to start to introduce him/ her to spending time away from you at a very early age to avoid separation anxiety from developing at a later stage. It’s important that this is done at a pace that the puppy can cope with. The goal is to teach the puppy that when you leave, you will always return and so there is no need to worry when you leave the room/ house....Read More
First things first, there’s no quick cure for puppy biting. But if you’re consistent with your messages and, at the same time, teach your pup what to do instead of nipping or biting, your little friend will stop this inappropriate behaviour, well, as soon as his or her personality allows.
There are various reasons why your puppy nips or bites:
- Puppies use their mouth to explore and interact with their surroundings.
- They play bite or nip out of frustration, over-arousal or fatigue.
- Teething/ sore gums can be the reason behind a puppy bite or it can be a defensive or offensive reaction (more often it’s a defensive one!).
Most puppies are house trained by around six month of age but of course every puppy is different; from size to breed to personality. The more consistent you are in providing your pup with what s/he needs to learn the right behaviour, the quicker s/he will understand.
While being house trained your puppy should ideally be either: outside while you actively look for and reinforce elimination, inside with your constant supervision, or crated/ gated off in a puppy-proofed room...Read More