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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.

Time-outs are often very effective for curbing mouthing in puppies.

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  • Typically, it is expected that a puppy will stop biting about the time that they finish getting their adult teeth. This happens somewhere around the age of 7 months. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule. Were guessing your puppy is most likely one of the exceptions if youre here. Lets cover some basics.


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