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Why is my new puppy biting?

Q

My puppy keeps biting and nipping, what should we do?

A

It’s normal for young animals to investigate the world with their mouths: you do need to teach them about house rules. So if they bite you, withdraw attention, and ignore them for a short while. Then re-engage when they are quiet and calm. And let them bite toys, rewarding them with attention when they do this. Animals are smart, and they will soon learn the best way to do things.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.