When Do Puppies Stop Biting And How To Cope With A Teething Labrador Puppy?
The following are some things which can happen to your dog during the time when it stops biting:
Your dog may not bite at all or only once in a while. Your dog may start to relax after a few days. You might notice that your pup does not seem so tense anymore, but still needs extra attention from you.
Your pup may become less energetic and may even lose interest in playing with other dogs. Your pup might begin to eat more frequently than before.
It is important to understand that your pup will probably continue to have its normal personality and behavior, but it will no longer bite at random times.
If you see your pup becoming more relaxed, then you can assume that it stopped biting because it got used to being petted by you. If your pup starts biting again, then you need to take action immediately.
You can read more about how to handle a dog bite incident here.
How To Handle A Dog Bite Incident?
1) If you see your pup getting aggressive, then you need to get away from him right now!
Get out of the room where he is and call your friends or someone else who can help you quickly.
2) Do not make any sudden movements.
This can trigger the attack and your dog may attack you.
3) Get medical help if you see severe bleeding.
You should also get medical help after a minor bite if you have an allergic reaction to it.
4) You may need to go to the hospital and have your wound cleaned and stitched up if your wound is severe enough.
Keep in mind that you will need to get rabies shots after this, too.
5) If you get bit by a wild animal or by an unknown dog, then you must go to the hospital immediately.
Call animal control if you need to report the incident so that they can try to capture the animal.
How To Stop Your Dog From Biting You?
You may not be able to stop your dog from biting you if it is in pain because of teething or some other medical condition. If this is the case, then you can try to calm your dog down, but keep in mind that there are no sure things when it comes to determining how a pet will act. This means that your dog may still try to bite you.
While you may love your dog, you need to remember that it can be a safety risk to have it around other people or small children especially if it has not stopped biting completely yet. This is why you need to keep an eye on your dog and make sure that it does not have access to anyone who can get bit.
You may also want to avoid taking your dog places where there are a lot of people or small children such as a park or even the mall. You need to be in control at all times.
If your dog manages to get bit by another animal or person, then you will need to get it to a veterinarian immediately. Do not try to handle the bite area because you can get an infection as well.
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Sources & references used in this article:
- How Long Does A Dog Stay In Heat: Your Expert Guide And FAQ (P Mattinson – thelabradorsite.com)
- Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development (T Albert, D Eldredge, D Ironside, B Ironside – 2016 – books.google.com)
- Pet repellants (JA Manolas, BD Olms – US Patent 5,741,553, 1998 – Google Patents)