My dog will never bite … yeh sure… – according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), more than 4.7 million people per year are bitten by a dog. Lawsuits, medical bills, and sometimes dog euthanasia are common results from this unwanted – and often avoidable – behavior.
As with any dog training issue, how easy or difficult it is to train a pup not to bite will vary with the breed, age and individual temperament of the dog. But there are some common techniques that will usually help suppress biting behavior. One crucial advice: if possible, start young!
Puppies bite and that’s normal. Puppy’s biting is also a necessary behavior as it is the way they will develop ‘bite inhibition”.
Bite inhibition, sometimes also referred to as a soft mouth, is the ability of your dog to moderate the strength of its bite to cause little or no damage to the subject he bites.
By training your pup bite inhibition, you teach your pup to use his mouth softly with others. This is crucial as it can mean the difference between a little snap and a serious bite incident in the future.