(Picture Credit: FatCamera/Getty Images) Do you love Christmas and puppies? I mean, who doesn’t? Cuteness and the cheer of the holiday season go together like hot cocoa and marshmallows! Those little fuzzballs are so cute, and we definitely want to snuggle them in these cold winter months! Puppies are great, but remember that they’re not …
Puppy nibbles may seem cute at first, until your puppy gets overexcited and her needle-sharp teeth sink into your skin. Nipping is normal puppy behavior, but it’s important to teach your puppy not to bite. Otherwise, they’re likely to grow up thinking that biting is acceptable behavior. Here are a few tips on how to stop your puppy from biting.
What’s the difference between teething, nipping, and biting? Just like humans, puppies start life with a set of baby teeth that eventually fall out and are replaced with adult teeth. As you can imagine, that can be an uncomfortable situation. With human babies, you give them a teething ring to gnaw on. Puppies also need appropriate toys to gnaw on, and they need to be taught to gnaw on those toys instead of your hands, feet, or anything else.
Nipping is different from teething. Imagine two puppies rolling around together and playing. They’re biting each other, but not hard enough to cause pain – usually. When one puppy gets too excited and bi..