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puppy chewing fingers

July 11th, 2007, 09:24 AM
I recently got a bishon frise/ maltese and is now 3 months old... when u pet it at times it licks my finers and puts it in his mouth and chews on it. It dosent hurt but it may when it grows up. Should i break the habbit or is it ok for it to chew on my fingers?

July 11th, 2007, 10:22 AM
You should break the habit. My pup is almost 4 months old. She is actively teething and it comes natural for her to want to chew. I always have a chew toy like a nylabone, hard rope etc to give her when she starts to chew my fingers. Tell your dog "no bite" in a low loud tone. Your pup will look at you-stop the behaviour- positively reward the pup with some treat( my pup really responds to food) then put the toy in her mouth. Never allow the pup to chew or bite on people. You will have to be very consistent and firm about this. Eventually the pup will grow out of it and you won't have the problem.
If you do nothing now-you will have a dog that bites people and won't understand its wrong!!

All puppy owners are going through the same problem. It will get better.