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Get Your Puppy To Stop Biting & Mouthing

When getting a new puppy, most owners expect a bit of biting to occur. Later on, those same owners are wondering why they let this tiny, furry shark into their homes after those sharp, needle-like teeth have latched onto their hands, shoes, furniture, hair, clothes, remotes - everything!

Mouthing and biting is a completely normal and necessary part of canine development - excessive mouthiness should only be considered a behavioral problem when it persists into adolescence or adulthood. Luckily this is a rare occurrence, and the vast majority of puppy owners can rejoice to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, usually around the 6-7 month mark (the point at which all the adult teeth have emerged). Until you finally reach that point, however, rest assured that your puppy is doing exactly what nature intended - in fact, a lack of mouthiness would be a larger cause for concern! Puppies exhibit mouthing behavior for a large variety of reasons: