Quick Answer: How Do You Discipline A Puppy?

Is it OK to punish your puppy?

Studies have shown that physically punishing your puppy (like hitting, kicking, growling, or staring down) actually increases aggression in your puppy.

You should never use physical punishment to correct undesirable puppy behavior.

Physical punishment could injure your puppy and ruin your relationship.

How do you discipline a puppy for biting?

When you play with your puppy, let him mouth on your hands. Continue play until he bites especially hard. When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you’re hurt, and let your hand go limp. This should startle your puppy and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily.

How long do you punish your dog?

I have outlined the some of the requirements for effective use of punishment: The punishment should follow the “crime” by less than 5 seconds so that your dog will not be confused about what behavior is being punished. The punishment should be just the right severity to reduce the misbehavior in 2-3 applications.

How do I teach my dog discipline?

First, stop your dog in the act of whatever he’s doing, then give him a different, pet parent-approved option. For example, if you walk into a room and notice him chewing your shoes or hairbrush, swiftly tell him “No!” and take the item out of his mouth. Once your dog is calm, present him with an actual chew toy.