Stop Spaniel Biting

Does your Spaniel bite?  This can be very dangerous for you and the people around you.  Therefore it is important that you take steps to stop your Spaniel biting.

Stop Spaniel BitingThere are many reasons as to why your Spaniel may be biting.  But no matter what the reason is, this biting needs to be controlled before somebody gets hurt.

The following are just a few tips that will help you to stop your Spaniel from biting.

  • It’s best to start teaching your Spaniel that they are not allowed to bite right from the puppy stage.  A young Spaniel puppy is much easier to teach good habits to, rather than an older Spaniel who has been biting for a long time.
  • If you allow your Spaniel to playfully bite at the puppy stage and then tell them off for the behavior when they are older, then this can be very confusing for your pet as they won’t know what is right or wrong.  Therefore it is vital that you start as you mean to go on.  This means never letting your Spaniel bite when they are a puppy.  If you stick to the no biting rule at this young age then your Spaniel will be less likely to bite as they get older.
  • One of the main reasons that Spaniels bite is because they are trying to establish their place in your family.  The best way to stop this from happening is to show your Spaniel that you are the leader of the family (pack).  Once your Spaniels see’s you as the one in charge then they will know their place and will be less likely to bite.  Ideally, you should establish your leadership position the moment you bring your new Spaniel into your home.
  • A great way to stop your Spaniel from biting is to make sure you have things available that your Spaniel is allowed to bite.  For example, if you sense your Spaniel is about to bite something such as your hand, then quickly replace it with a special dog toy.  Your Spaniel should soon come to learn what they can and cannot bite.
  • If your Spaniel bites you make a loud ‘yelp”.  As well as making this noise, stare your Spaniel in the eyes and try to ignore them for a moment before continuing what you were doing.  By doing this your Spaniel will know that they have done something wrong.  You may have to repeat this step numerous times before your Spaniel stops biting completely.
  • Another great tip that will help stop your Spaniel biting is to avoid games that encourage biting. These include tug-of-war, play fighting and teasing to name a few.
  • Finally, if you are unable to stop your Spaniel biting yourself, then you may want to look at hiring a professional dog training.  They will be able to offer you one on one help so that you can get the situation under control.

As previously mentioned, if your Spaniel bites then this needs to be taken very seriously.  It may seem harmless but one day that bite may badly harm someone.  Therefore it’s important you take the tips in this article and stop your Spaniel from biting today.