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What are some ways of breaking a dog's habit of biting?

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Discourage a dog from biting by providing her with bones and chew toys and making a high-pitched yelp noise when she bites. Avoid playing too rough with her, and praise her if she stops the behavior when admonished.

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If she continues to bite, end play, and leave the room for a short time before coming back to continue. Another way deter biting in dogs is to spray a dog-safe taste deterrent on clothing and parts of the body the dog likes to bite. Understand that soft-biting during play is normal in dogs and is learned through group play with other puppies, but aggressive biting is not healthy behavior.

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