Puppy bites when frustrated

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by Matt1, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Matt1

    Matt1 Registered Users

    Jul 23, 2020
    Hi, first post here as a new member. We have a 10 week old lab /gsp cross called Otis. Overall he's been great - relaxed, toilet training a breeze, learning fast (as a first time owner we've been following Pippa's books which are wonderful).

    He's definitely up for biting when playing which doesn't fuss me too much as we follow the separate / withdraw attention advice which is working. I'm more worried however that occasionally (maybe once or twice a day) he seems to bite in frustration/anger if a game ends or it's time to come in from garden - basically when he's not getting his way. It's a more snappy and intense effort to bite than the play one (although still not full force). When this happens I restrain him for a few seconds silently and he calms after a brief but quite intense effort to bite.

    Are puppies biting in frustration a concern? Or just an equivalent of a toddler tantrum that is resolved with age / training? Some sites suggest a tantrum type bite is a greater concern....

    Any thoughts/advice greatly appreciated.

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