And of course some dogs don't mind being squirted with water

I start the training process with the dog on leash so I have control. When the dog barks or whines inappropriately, I give a "No, hush" command followed immediately by a squirt or two of water to the face. As soon as the dog is quiet I praise with touch (petting, stroking) and a "Good hush" verbal reward. Should another bark or whine occur (and it will) I repeat the sequence. Soon just the "No, hush" command and the sight of the spray bottle will make the dog quiet and turn its head. At this point, no spray is necessary.

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how to train a puppy to not bite is the information that we share with all of you, I hope these tips help you with your puppy.

Does your puppy bite? If so, you'll need to quickly break this cycle without breaking your puppy's spirit. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to signal that biting needs to stop, all while reinforcing positive behavior in your puppy. Once you train your puppy not to bite, you can move on to more fun things, like teaching him tricks.

React consistently to bites. Every time your puppy bites, say "NO!" in a firm voice. Then just walk away and ignore the puppy. Social isolation and time outs can be an effective form of punishment for a pack animal.


Use a taste deterrent to keep your puppy from biting. Before you start playing with your puppy, spray a taste deterrent on areas of your body and clothes that your puppy likes to play rough with.

Redirect your puppy's attention using teething toys. When he has calmed down, gently talk to him and stroke him. Keep your hand away from his mouth. Start playing again and avoid getting the puppy excited.

Play safely while you supervise training. Never play roughly with a puppy that bites. Rough play will only encourage this behavior and strongly establish it in the puppy's mind. Never use your hands as toys.

Use a water spray bottle in severe cases. In cases where biting is exceptionally strong or persistent, keep a water spray bottle handy. Accompany your firm "NO!" with a squirt of water in puppy's face to interrupt the behavior.

Reward good behavior. Always praise good behavior with lots of gentle love and cuddles. Use rewards effectively to reinforce good behavior. For example, if your dog successfully responds to your request to drop a toy, say, "yes!," or "good boy!" Verbal rewards work well when you're playing and may have your hands full of toys

The Barker Lounge - Ask Our Trainer #2 - June 2012

o Outward Hound or barkOutfitters Dog Treat Belt: Carry all training tools around your belt;. Outward Hound fits a correction spray bottle or water bottle. Punishment is when you do something unpleasant in response to a behavior your dog exhibited. This includes spraying with a water bottle, smacking, pinching, blowing, shouting, rubbing noses in urine and feces, news paper hitting, and any other aversive behavior. I personally would never condone punishment as an effective way to train your dog. Punishment tends to stimulate an adrenal response, which is also known as the "fight or flight" response hard wired into pretty much everything that lives. In addition to the adrenaline response, all sorts of stress hormones can be released as well. These stress hormones interfere with the learning functions of the brain, which is completely counterproductive when it comes to training. Using punishment can lead to a fearful dog, which in turn can lead to a dog that is unstable or one that will bite (which is a fear response) in stressful situations.

When the dog pauses, see the step above

I start the training process with the dog on leash so I have control. When the dog barks or whines inappropriately, I give a "No, hush" command followed immediately by a squirt or two of water to the face. As soon as the dog is quiet I praise with touch (petting, stroking) and a "Good hush" verbal reward. Should another bark or whine occur (and it will) I repeat the sequence. Soon just the "No, hush" command and the sight of the spray bottle will make the dog quiet and turn its head. At this point, no spray is necessary.

If your dog still does not pause in the barking ..