I cant think of any person I know that trains dogs, that uses a prong collar or ecollar to stop puppy biting.
The re-directing is a huge one that is used by most people I know.
No one I know would also let the pup know he is hurting you by biting you. Ignoring the behavior and not reacting to it is better than using that method in my book.
If you dont want the pup to bite you, make it uncomfortable for him to bite you, just as in a pup that jumps and climbs on you.
I'll admit that I picked out the parts I did not agree with, and embelished a bit, becuase much of what that lady is telling people to do, will encourage certain types of puppies to bite more, and bite harder. Obviously there were good things in there as well, but as a packet of info, it is not a good presentation I dont think, as it does not address those types of puppies at all.
I usually will let small pups bite me, works for what I like to do, and what I try to get out of my dogs...usually with some form of equipment, I do not want my puppies to be inhibited in biting me, or using weak mouths on me, as I do much of the prey developement and equipment biting technique ground work myself, the pups needs to be able to bite me for what I do.
If it becomes an issue, as it sometimes does, and the pup decides he wants to bite as an inappropriate habit, outside of training, and is bigger, making it uncomfortable is what I do...that can vary from fingers in the mouth, grabbing mouth, or an elbow or punch to the face, depending on the dog..
and when I say punch I do not mean a hard punch, I mean the pup may decide to try to strike, and is met with a fist in a way that he caused me to punch him in the mouth, not that I actually punched him in the mouth, that method will work much better in my opinion than reacting like the pup hurt me, to ge them to stop biting.
I do lots of times let the pup think he is hurting me, but not to STOP him from biting, rather the oppsoite, to give him more confidence in the biting.
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