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Puppy Biting

20 Feb

A great post about how to stop “mouthy” puppies. Vizslas were bred to be hunting dogs which means they instinctually point, retrieve and put things (everything) in their mouths when young. But, it’s important to train your Vizsla out of tasting or testing people regularly.

Red Dawg Lady

I have just received a random e-mail from someone who bought a Vizsla puppy from another breeder, and is having some puppy biting problems that are mostly caused by the human. While I usually go over all of this in person with my clients, it surely doesn’t hurt to get the information out there early

The one thing I can guarantee everybody is that your puppy will, at some point, be very mouthy and will likely chomp down on you (or your kids, or your clothes, etc) too hard. This is normal puppy behavior, and is not a sign of aggression in a 2-5 month old puppy. It absolutely does need to be stopped though!

Sometimes when a puppy bites it is because the puppy is over-stimulated and needs a time out. Sometimes it is because the puppy is under-exercised and needs to go out to play some fetch. Sometimes…

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