How to Stop Puppies Biting, Mouthing & Jumping Up

By Arslan Hassan:

Puppies go through a phase when adult teeth replace their baby teeth. During these times, they experience itching in their gums, causing them to bite on their hands, feet, and various things to relieve the discomfort.

On the other hand, mouthing is done because puppies don’t have hands and can only examine objects with their mouth. As a result, puppies rely on mouthing to learn about items, textures, and people.

Puppy jumping is caused by puppies being fun-loving and extremely lively. So by jumping, they show their joy and happiness. It is better to say that mouthing, biting, and jumping are all natural aspects of a puppy’s personality.

However, if your dog is frequently and violently mouthing, jumping up, and biting, this could cause concern. That is why controlling your puppy in case of any odd behavior is important. Here are some pro tips to stop your puppy from abnormal biting, mouthing, and jumping habits.

Chew Toy Redirection

If you’re always thinking, “Why my puppy won’t stop biting me,” then you’re not alone. Puppies face itching and irritation during tooth development. As a result, it is normal for them to bite on things. To help them control their biting habit, try placing a chewing toy near their mouths.

You may, for example, tie a chewing toy to their neck belt so that if they experience irritation in their gums, they can easily bite the toy. This will keep them from biting their own hands or those of others. They’ll know what to bite and what not to bite.

Bite Inhibition Training

Bite inhibition training is the most important thing you can do to control your puppy’s aggressive biting. If your puppy bites too hard, you must quickly show him that he has done something wrong. You may make an “ouch” sound when he bites anything hard.

This will make him realize he has done something wrong. You can also stop playing or ignore your puppy if he bites something hard; this will show him that you are unhappy over a poor act. This will teach him to soften their bites to save their playtime.

Consistency with Boundaries

Boundaries are limits and restrictions that we set for our puppies to control their behavior. Setting rules and boundaries for pups is important to raising a well-behaved dog. As a result, we have to set proper rules for abnormal jumping, biting, and mouthing habits.

However, be sure that everyone in the home follows the same rules. If you don’t want your puppy to jump on people, for example, make sure no one promotes jumping and instead praises calm behavior. It will help your puppy’s growth of good behaviors and understanding of what is expected of them.

Attention Redirection

Changing the puppy’s focus is a further important step in ensuring your dog does not engage in odd behaviors. When your puppy does something bad, such as aggressive jumping, mouthing, or biting, simply distract him with something, such as a toy.

When the attention is successfully drawn, reward him with a tasty treat. As a result, he will learn the value of good behavior and avoid negative actions.


The issues we are currently discussing are most commonly linked to the early age of puppies. As we don’t always know the puppy’s background and upbringing, some unsuitable habits develop in his nature from an early age.

In this way, socialization is important because your puppy interacts with other puppies and people. It helps puppies in becoming comfortable and confident in any setting. Socialization at a puppy’s young age can help prevent behavioral problems later in life.

Avoiding Rough Play

Rough play means overly rough play that may get out of hand. It can overexcite your puppy and cause him to hurt someone accidentally. That is why it is important to set limits and promote gentle play instead. Use toys or games that encourage controlled and calm behavior.

You may help your puppy learn to play properly and avoid future behavior problems by avoiding rough play and focusing on good and gentle interactions.

Use Deterrents

If your puppy is having behavioral issues and causing a headache, deterrents will be a lifesaver for you. Deterrents are the tools that are used to discourage negative habits in puppies such as bad sprays and unpleasant sound devices. Deterrents make the behavior unpleasant or less enjoyable for them.

For example, if your puppy keeps chewing on something they shouldn’t, you can use a bitter-tasting spray on that object. When the puppy tastes it, they will find it yucky and be less likely to chew on it again.

This helps them learn that certain behaviors have bad consequences. Remember, we use deterrents to guide them toward better choices and keep them safe and happy.

Seek Professional Help if Needed

If you’re struggling to train your puppy or dealing with behavior problems that you can’t solve, it’s okay to ask for professional help. Dog trainers are experts who know a lot about different puppy breeds and behaviors. They can watch how your puppy acts and determine why they do certain things.

Then, they’ll make a special plan for you and your puppy. Getting help from a professional means you’ll have someone who knows much about puppies to guide and support you. It will help you have a better relationship with your furry friend and make you happier.


In a nutshell, raising a puppy is a thrilling journey, but it may also be difficult. You can deal with common puppy problems with the help of techniques we’ve discussed, such as teaching them not to bite too hard, providing them with chew toys, shifting their focus, and setting limits.

Pupils require patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement to learn and grow. It is important to teach them properly and assist them in becoming decent dogs. As a responsible pet owner, you should understand your puppy’s requirements and provide them with a loving and caring environment.

Don’t worry if things don’t always go perfectly. Each puppy is special, and training takes time. Celebrate the small successes and keep working on teaching them good behavior. With your love and the right techniques, you’ll build a strong bond and have a happy and well-behaved furry friend for years. Enjoy the puppy journey and cherish the precious moments as your puppy grows into an amazing adult dog!

About the author:

Arslan Hassan is an electrical engineer with a passion for writing, designing, and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics. He occasionally writes blog articles for Dynamologic Solutions.

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