Tips to Stop a Brentwood Pug Puppy From Nipping and Mouthing

By: David Codr

Published Date: February 12, 2018

For this Brentwood puppy training session we worked with a 14 week-old Pug who is named Milo; teaching him to stop nipping and mouthing people, specifically his guardian.

Milo’s photo doesn’t really do him justice. He is one adorable pug. He was pretty mellow when we started the session so his guardian and I chatted about the importance of early socialization, especially during the Critical Socialization Period.

Next I offered some puppy training tips, toy suggestions, secrets to potty training, a clever way to feed him, and a few tricks to help him avoid picking up some common puppy problems.

One of the more pressing issues the guardian had was Milo’s penchant to chew on her, the furniture and anything else not nailed down. Puppy chewing problems like this are fun to fix because the behavior hasn’t had a chance to become established. To help, I spent a few minutes going over tips to stop a puppy from biting and nipping.

Setting up the puppy play pen will greatly reduce Milo’s access to things he shouldn’t be chewing. Stopping a puppy from picking up a bad habit by limiting its access to said item is one of the most efficient ways to survive puppyhood. Well that, and plenty of carrots.

His guardian also wanted me to go over some leash training, but since he still doesn’t have his shots, she will be best served by carrying him around until one week after his last 3 way shot. I also recommended she get a few travel bottles of hand sanitizer. That way she can add a dollop of it in her hand and dip his paws in it to kill off anything nasty.

We also went over neutering and the benefits of waiting until he is closer to one year old. I prefer to keep a male pup intact until then for developmental benefits. As long as your are responsible with your puppy, this is fine. But keep in mind your pup can still impregnate a bitch for up to 6 weeks after getting neutered.

To help the guardian remember all the puppy raising tips I shared in this in home puppy training session, we shot a roadmap to success video which you can check out below.

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