September 2010 Issue
Does Your Dog Bite Your Hand While Receiving Treats?
Five things to do when your dog grabs treats too roughly.
Many of us have dogs who bite down too hard when taking dog treats this is a canine behavior sometimes known as hard mouth. Some dogs take treats forcefully all the time; others get hard mouths only when stressed or excited. One theory is that a hard mouth is a function of bite inhibition or lack thereof. If a dog doesnt learn to use his mouth softly during puppyhood, hes likely to resort to using too much pressure with his mouth throughout his life. But some dogs with acceptably soft mouths take treats hard when stressed or excited. Here are five things you can do when facing a hard mouth challenge.
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