Puppy 101: Tips for handling nipping & chewing

How does such a little mouth hold so many teeth?

Puppies’ baby teeth are needle-sharp, and they use them often. Just as toddlers touch everything with their hands to explore the world, puppies touch everything with their mouths to investigate. In addition, the teething period – in which puppies lose their baby teeth – can lead to sore gums and more chewing in an effort to relieve the pain. The AKC GoodDog! Helpline team of experienced trainers will help you through this trying period in their webinar on Puppy Chewing/Nipping Solutions.

By watching this Webinar you will get helpful tips on:

  • Puppy-proofing your house so your puppy and your belongings are safe
  • Teaching bite inhibition to puppies so they learn not to nip too hard
  • Selecting the right toys so your puppy has safe and effective means of exercising their need to chew


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