|How Can I Stop my Puppy from Biting|
It's important for puppies to learn to control their bites. This is best taught at a young age.
If puppy bites you before you can give him a toy, make the squealing sound a littermate would make when it is bitten by another pup – "eek" or "ouch". Then quickly redirect the puppy to an appropriate toy that is "chew safe".
When a puppy can't be supervised he should be safely in his crate or an exercise pen with Kongs or other dog-safe toys that can't be chewed up and swallowed. DO NOT LEAVE STUFFED TOYS IN A CRATE WITH A PUPPY. Talk with your breeder and/or vet about safe toys for puppies.
Start training at an early age in a good puppy class in your area. Puppies of all breeds get your puppy used to other types of dogs.
For more information: Use Google to search for 'puppy training' in your area. Look for local classes that are affiliated with the AKC's S.T.A.R. puppy training. Also look at our Regional Club listings to see if there is a club that offers puppy classes in your area especially for German Shepherd puppies.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America is proud to work with the following organizations:
|The American Kennel Club||American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation||American German Shepherd Rescue Association||World Schäferhundverein||AKC Canine Health Foundation|