Training Myths and And How To’s for NO BITING and Puppy RESTRAINT – Professional Dog Training

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This video goes over myths on the topics on puppy biting and puppy restraint. The video explains why I use the methods I do for training puppies not to bite, how to create bite inhibition and also my method for puppy restraint compared to other methods. This video is not suggesting one method is “better” than the other, it’s simply an explanation of the dog and puppy training choices I make to specifically build a positive emotional response and the desired behavior in the dog. The goal is not only a puppy or adult dog that is safe and doing the behaviors we want but a dog that also feels safe, calm, confident and finds the interactions with us a positive experience. After discussing why I use these specific methods for training a puppy not to be mouthy and how to teach a puppy to be calm with restraint, I then have included all the video tutorials I’ve created on these topics on how to train the behaviors from start to finish. Below are links where you can jump to the specific video tutorial topic you wish to watch:

14:53 Restraint training
22:20 Restraint training in a real time training session
28:12 Solving puppy biting
36:26 Solving Biting at Clothing
43:29 Leg Biting

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9 thoughts on “Training Myths and And How To’s for NO BITING and Puppy RESTRAINT – Professional Dog Training

  1. So what to do if you don't know any appropriate dogs? I'm of course taking my puppy to a puppy group class, but they don't have that much to play together. I know exactly one dog that might correct my puppy appropriately, but she also has arthritis, and I don't want to put that on her when she's already way smaller than my puppy(weight wise, they're about the same size in height, she's slightly longer). She's a senior dog, but still cool with playing with my puppy. But mine and her owner's schedule don't often match up.

  2. I used the Ian Dunbar method with my papillon when he was a pup – he was a horrible little land shark and it seems like the only way he knew how to interact was grabbing my skin and ragging or ripping at it. I spent weeks and weeks looking like something out of a horror movie with my hands covered in wounds!

    He genuinely had no idea that it wasn't fun for me and it took weeks of encouraging him to put his mouth on toys (plus saying "ow" in a very bored and unexciting voice ) for him to start connecting the dots that if he bit too hard I'd disengage. But he got it, and although I've never asked him to stop biting altogether he rarely uses teeth now in play with humans.

    Something I found was that if he was particularly bitey and finding it difficult to inhibit or focus on something else, there was almost always something going on with him that I needed to address. If he was hungry, or tired, or not quite awake yet, or overaroused/overwhelmed, or bored, he just couldn't think or learn anything until we'd taken care of that issue. By far the worst was if he needed to poop though. Even as an almost 3 year old adult I can tell that if he suddenly loses focus on a walk or during a training session outside, it's because poop is imminent.

  3. Excellent Video as always. Your Videos are just superb and always to the point. Love it!

    Funny that you upload this Video now as I was in the process of rewatching those Videos to refresh my memory, so I can set my 9 week old border collie up for success.

    What is your opinion on using Ian's method supplementary? As in, using it if things get too exciting and the puppy goes into mouthing mode?
    I am finding it somewhat difficult to guarantee biting does never happen and thus the unwanted behavior occasionally occurs.

  4. Hi my dog is a Staffordshire bull terrier and she’s 13 months old but she bites at my shoes or stuff for attention
    I always try to redirect to her toys but she grabs them and then she lets her toys down bc we’re not playing with her at that moment.
    We already have a cue like « it’s enough » to indicate that we’re not available to play but I don’t know if it’s enough:(

  5. I have a few friends who would really need to watch this video, so I will spread it for sure!

    i always allowed my puppy to play bite, but I'd make that loud yip sound that other pups do if he ever bit too hard, and if he wouldn't/wasn't in a headspace to respond to that, we'd go for a toy instead. But today he's soooo careful when play biting and hardly ever does it, which even other humans have told me that even when they rile him up, he's really excited, making fake-lunges and so on he's soooo gentle and if someone says "ow!" he immediately stops and licks the hand as if to apologize for being too harsh.

    When he was little I sort of combiined handling/being restrained training with putting a stop to the zoomies when he was over-stimulated. Basically do a little "struggle snuggle", where I'd stopp him from running around by inviting him to wrestle, and then start doing stuff like scratching his ears, pushing him over and giving his belly a scratch, and when he started coming back more to snuggle than to play fight I'd put him in my lap… Give it a couple of minutes and he'd be fast asleep!

  6. I am really glad you emphasize not letting the pup practice unwanted behaviors. I too am grateful for Ian Dunbar's break-thru training. It is so important to be able to read the pup especially during restraint training. Calm baby steps.Great job, Emily! God Bless and keep you in His Tender Love, HUG ! JJ
    PS my cattle dog now is gentle-mouthed🐺💕🙏

  7. We are getting a new puppy in about 8 weeks time and I’ve been binging on your videos. Our very loved family dog recently died (at 9, from cancer) and although I thought we had done an ok job with her, I can see in reflection quite a few errors we made. My human job is as a psychologist and I really appreciate the very solid application of behavioural principles in all of your training videos. I really appreciate and admire the way you share your experience and your lovely calm dogs around you are another testament of this. Best wishes from New Zealand.

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