How To Train A German Shepherd Puppy To Not Bite



You enjoy playing with your German Shepherd puppy a lot. The cute little creature scampers about, nipping at your heels and pulling at the cuffs of your jeans. You can’t help but let him gnaw on your fingers when you see his gorgeous face. After six months, your young puppy has grown up, and a nip from him is no longer as endearing.

Developing Tasks

Training your German Shepherd puppy not to bite is crucial to growing a well-behaved dog. German Shepherds have strong hunting instincts. Your puppy’s genes are prone to chasing and nipping at moving animals due to the breed’s historical use as herding dogs. Although he may not know his motivation, he nips and bites nonetheless. Despite this, German Shepherds are eager to please. After a few weeks of diligent training, you can educate your puppy when it is okay to bite and when he should refrain from doing so.

Getting Started

One of the most critical aspects of teaching this behavior is the realization that you shouldn’t anticipate your puppy to stop biting entirely. Spend your money on some high-quality replacement toys instead. Pull ropes, stuffed animals, and rubber toys like Kongs may be favorites of your puppy. Look for something age-appropriate, especially if your puppy is still teething. Use a reward strategy, such as clicker training or training treats, to encourage the behavior you want from your puppy.


The Play Method

1. Get your puppy used to being touched

Some puppies will bite when they see a human hand coming and consider it to be a threat. One method to stop your puppy from biting is to get him used to being touched by human hands.

2. Build a bridge

As you sit down on the ground, extend your legs in front of you. Get your clicker and some food ready (if you are doing clicker training). Start by placing your dog on one of your legs.

3. Throw a candy.

To get a treat:

  • Cross your legs and throw them to the other side for your German Shepherd puppy.
  • As he crosses over your legs, touch his side.
  • Click the clicker just before he receives the treat.

Repeat step 4, going the other way.

Before delivering the treat to the other side:

  • Get your dog’s attention.
  • As your dog moves between your legs, pet his side once again.
  • If he nips at you, don’t give him the treat.

5. Raise the benchmarks

As your puppy becomes accustomed to the touch, you can increase the force and frequency required to earn the treat. Try massaging his neck or tail. If your puppy ever nips you, go back to the previous level of touch and try again. Over time, your German Shepherd puppy will get used to touching and stop biting.

Dog language Technique

1. Speak in your puppy’s language.

Dogs have their language. Knowing his language allows you to speak better what you want from your German Shepherd puppy. To avoid biting, you can mimic how puppies interact with one another throughout the litter.

2. Play like a puppy.

Encourage your puppy to chase your hands or a toy to begin a game. Your hand or fingers may target your puppy’s attempts to bite or nip.

3. Shout “Ow!”

When your puppy bites your hand, immediately scream “ouch” in a loud, high-pitched voice to mimic the screaming sound his littermate would make. Remove your hand, then tell your puppy “no.”

4. Stop the game.

After playing with your puppy for at least 30 seconds, stop. Step aside.

5. Be trustworthy

Repeat the same procedure when you are playing with your puppy by saying “ouch” and stopping the game. Your puppy will eventually learn to associate biting with the end of the game and stop biting.

The Scruff Method

1. Pay attention to Mama’s advice

When puppies are young, their moms teach them the correct behavior to behave. A mother will grab a puppy by the scruff of the neck if he misbehaves in front of her to persuade him to stop and correct himself. Using the same technique, you may teach your German Shepherd puppy not to bite.

2. Encourage play with your puppy

Start a game with your puppy. It would help if you encouraged him to play with a toy rather than immediately offering him your hand to gnaw on. But he’ll probably still nip at your hand now and then.

3. Grab up a scruff

If your puppy bites you, respond in a forceful yet calm voice by saying “no.” Next, use your hand to pinch the back of your puppy’s neck gently. Your dog ought to get limp right away.

4. Begin again

If your puppy bites, repeat playing and act in the same behavior. Your puppy will soon learn to associate biting with getting a pinch with being naughty.

5. I lack teeth.

Until your puppy develops the habit of not biting you, tell him “no” whenever you feel his teeth on you. Encourage the morale of those close to your puppy. This consistency will teach your German Shepherd puppy that teeth shouldn’t touch humans and encourage him to bite toys.