Teach a Lab Puppy Not to Bite

all right so it's time to address puppy



there's some important things to

understand about puppies and why they

bite there's there's some research out

there right now that deals with

something called a bi it's acquired bite

inhibition and until a puppy's about

four or five months old they're in the

process of learning how hard they should

bite down what's an appropriate bite

strength if you wait too long to help

your puppy acquire this bite inhibition

it and for that window closes and you're

dealing with a whole new animal and so

what you want to do is you want to teach

your puppy while these little how hard

is is appropriate and our goal obviously

is to teach that when dealing with

people we don't want to we don't want a

puppy that bites at all and so but what

we're gonna do before teaching them that

what we'll do is we'll teach him to bite

soft soft soft and then we'll worry

about the frequency and and all of that

later on and so as we get out of the

things I'm gonna do is and he's he just

woke up so he's not in a real he's not a

real feisty mood but what I'm gonna do

is when his when his when he bites down

I'm just gonna yell out and iíve heard

trainers say that and I used to when we

when I first got my first dog we we we

would Yelp like the dog and I've I've

learned that you don't necessarily need

to do that if you just act like a person

and let them know with your voice that

what they're doing is too much and so

when it gets to be like this ow ow that


good boy good ow

good boy all right good boy now you'll

notice one of the things that you don't

want to have happen is you don't want to

be the one ow you don't want to be the

one to move your hand away you want your

puppy to be the one to back off if you

move your hand that entices chasing and

he's gonna go after you even harder

because he thinks it's just a part of

the game and so as you cried out and let

your puppy know with tenor or with the

tone of your voice and the volume

without making it scary or threatening

that what he's doing that you don't like

what he's doing and then immediately

re-engage your puppy so Odin come here

Odin hey hey bud hey hey ow ow-ow-ow

good boy all right good boy

yeah good boy

boy yeah one of the things that you'll

notice is that as you do this more and

more with your puppy the biting is gonna

in it's gonna start getting less and

less and less and eventually lyrtle come

down to is that'll be just a mouthing

and and maybe even just some licking

which will address that in a later video

but that's exactly what you want you're

not going to see this is one of those

things that you're just gonna have to be

patient with this is another thing to

keep in mind as parents as the adults in

the home if you've made the decision to

bite the dog ow good boy all right if

you've made the decision to get a dog it

needs to be ow ow you need to be the one

that teaches them the bite inhibition

this is not something to turn over to

your eight-year-old daughter or

twelve-year-old son

this really needs to be your this is

your responsibility

ow ow ow that hurts

the he just bit my collar which reminds

me of an of something else that you know

you want to do it when they bite your

clothing or anything else you're wearing

you've got a watchband on ow that hurt

good boy because the dog doesn't know

the difference between a jacket and your

skin and so we just want to teach them

that hey hey that hurts ow

ow we want to teach them that that

biting people altogether is is not


and so again and see I this isn't

something like sit or lay or any other

things we've taught our drugs it's not

something they're gonna get in five

minutes this is going to be several

weeks it's

a lot of patience you're gonna end up

with a lot of scratches on your arms you

there's gonna be some real painful

moments in this but it's gonna pay off

later on when you have an adult dog that

has a very soft mouth especially if

you've got a Labrador Retriever and

golden retriever ow ow you're gonna have

a dog that has a really soft mouth

that's gonna understand you know that

the people aren't chew toys and and

that's really what you want to get but

take patience don't put this off this is

something you want to start off you know

you want to start this with your dog and

as soon as they start biting give them

that feedback let it be consistent every

time they bite down hard and then once

they've got the hard biting down then

then any time they bite you at all any

time you feel their teeth on your skin

you're gonna give that back you're gonna

give that feedback and then eventually

you're gonna get that anytime they they

put their mouth on you you just that's

unacceptable behavior but it is kind of

a three-step process so take your time

work through this with your dog with

your puppy

the more patient you are and the more

consistent you are with the bite

inhibition training the quicker your dog

will work through it but again though

this isn't something you can wait for

until the dog gets to be five or six or

seven months old if you've got a nine

month old dog even a Labrador that

traditionally have soft mouths when

retrieving you could have some really

serious biting problems where they're

jumping up and grabbing your arm or

grabbing the back of your leg that's

been that's been one of our that's been

one of our favorites are less favorites

with with Odin is is he likes to grab

the back of your pants as you're running

away hey leave the carpet alone

hey hey you Hey so there's our there's

our first video on an out bite

inhibition if you just follow those

steps you'll give it a couple of weeks

and if you still have any if you have

any questions or any problems go ahead

leave me a comment down below or or

shoot me an email through the through

the website at easy retriever training