There are few things more painful that those sharp little puppy teeth. When our cute, little puppy comes up to us and gives a little nip, it often feels like we were just bitten by the jaws of a massive shark.
The bottom line is that all puppies nip. They use their teeth in a passive way to communicate and also as an action of socialization. When puppies nip other puppies, it doesn’t hurt them because they are nipping fur. The problem is that we have skin and nipping skin really hurts.
We don’t want to take away the spirit and joy of our puppies, but we don’t want to be all nipped up either. So, we need to understand what we can do to stop them from nipping us. This involves the communication we are missing that causes them to nip. It also involves our actions that places them in a natural, social position that encourages and often demands a nip.
Robin and I have a great article that can allow you to have a great, happy puppy that is no longer nipping you. Please take a look at our dog training article titled “How Do I Stop My Puppy from Nipping My Hands”.