Every puppy including a Bernese Mountain Dog is biting. It’s not hard to recognize when the biting is serious and when it’s a part of growing and becoming an adult. Which we will discuss in this post.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are similar to babies, they go through a lot of similar processes and they seek attention. As a small puppy, there are a variety of factors that can increase the biting or decrease it. The most important part is for you as an owner to keep an eye on.
Biting is very common while growing up. Puppies are growing teeth and sharpening them very well. So the biting of toys or furniture will be a normal part of your Bernese Mountain Dog daily routine. They will pass this stage and become an adult dog.
As an owner of a Bernese Mountain Dog for over 5 years, I have been through all of the stages and I’m able to share my experience, knowledge, and research with you. Puppies are biting because they want to explore and meet things with their mouth.
So eager to find out more about the biting route of your Bernese Mountain Puppy and when they will stop biting, check my info below:
When Do Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Stop Biting?
When Do Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Stop Biting? Bernese Mountain Dog puppies will stop biting around nine months of age. However, several factors can extend this period such as quality training and surrounding.
Biting is a very common and natural thing for Bernese Mountain Dog puppies. While they are young and between their birth and somewhere around 9 months, Bernese Mountain Dogs love to explore the surrounding with their teeth.
Most of the cases Bernese Mountain Dog puppies simply love to feel the taste and texture of the items. This behavior is natural and there is no need to be concerned if your puppy is biting everything around him.
Bernese Mountain Dog puppies are learning through their life. When they are small puppies and they bite the brother or sister more stronger, the other puppy screams, which gives the signal and knowledge that the biting can harm someone and needs to go easy, adjust their force and biting pressure.
If the biting habit keeps happening after certain months, and the puppy becomes an adult, you should reconsider what is wrong and seek professional care, as this behavior is not normal and it’s not allowed to keep happening to adult dogs.
As an owner of a Bernese Mountain Dog, I have been through the “biting” stage of his life, and it’s a simple training that can help him normalize this behavior. My Bernese Mountain Dog stopped biting around 8 months of his age, but this can vary a lot.
Some Bernese Mountain Dogs are getting to adulthood faster some slower, but with the right guidance, your lovely puppy will grow into the amazing loving creature.
How Do I Train My Bernese Mountain Dog NOT To Bite?
How Do I Train My Bernese Mountain Dog NOT To Bite? The best way to train your Bernese Mountain Dog not to bite is to teach him two important things: biting inhibition and correct interaction. The training process also requires strong leadership, rules, boundaries, consistency, expectations, and verbal correction.
Biting inhibition is so much important for Bernese Mountain Dogs as they are giants. Biting inhibition is a part of training where you are teaching your Bernese Mountain Dog to control the force of his bite. This is the first and most important part as it may harm the person or animal if the force is not controlled.
Puppies are not biting to harm someone, they are biting because they want to play and that’s the only way they have learned from their mother. However, Bernese Mountain puppies can learn biting inhibition from their litter mates.
During play time, if the puppy bites the other puppy too hard, the puppy will scream, stop playing with him, and move to the side. This way, the Bernese Mountain puppy is getting the knowledge that biting can destroy the fun time.
If your Bernese Mountain puppy was separated from his litter mates sooner, you will need to teach your puppy biting inhibition. Simply by making a pitch noise whenever the Bernese Mountain puppy tries to bite you stronger. So this way he will understand that the biting hurts you and it’s not fun.
Once your Bernese Mountain Dog learns about the biting inhibition, you can chill and not be worried about him hurting someone unintentionally.
The second and the important part of this training is to teach your Bernese Mountain Dog about correct interaction with you and your surrounding. For this part of the training you will need to hold your hand stiff and you will loudly say the word no until your Bernese Mountain Dog stops biting.
After this, redirect your Bernese Mountain Dog to his favorite chewing toy, and let him bite it instead. Teach him that biting his toy is way funnier than biting you or someone close to you.
You should repeat the training process, and teach your Bernese Mountain Dog not to bite. This can be a time-consuming part, and can get annoying but don’t give up, because it will always lead to positive results.
I was so tired during the training process, it was a lot of time-consuming and it was draining my energy. However, I never regret the time I have spent with my Bernese Mountain Dog to build him into the incredible lovely giant today.
First of all, make sure that your Bernese Mountain Dog is getting enough exercise every single day. Because the tired Bernese Mountain Dog is way happier than the energetic Bernese Mountain Dog. If you don’t have a place for your Bernese Mountain Dog to hang out outside, take him for a walk every single day.
If you are busy, traveling, or on a work trip, make sure that the person who is taking care of your Bernese Mountain Dog follows your steps and respects your daily routine with your lovely giant. Of course, if your Bernese Mountain Dog is still a puppy, you can play with him inside your garden.
You can easily teach your Bernese Mountain puppy new tricks or commands because he will learn them faster while he is a young puppy than an adult.
The important part is to socialize your Bernese Mountain Dog. Take him to a local dog park and let him meet his new friends, let him hang out, play, and enjoy the day.
Because Bernese Mountain Dogs are chewing and biting while they are teething, make sure you provide your puppy with a lot of chewing toys and make the teething process smoother.
None of the tips and tricks above can become reality if you don’t have strong leadership characteristic, your Bernese Mountain Dog will get you as a object to mess around with and not respect your commands.
Build a lot of rules for your Bernese Mountain Dog, and teach him how to respect them. And last but not least is to keep communication with your Bernese Mountain Dog. You may find this funny, but your Bernese Mountain Dog understands everything and can feel your vibes.
I’m communicating with my Bernese Mountain Dog, and treat him equally to any person.