What's Next After Puppy Biting Survival?3 minute read
First of all, great work!
If you're reading this then you've made it to the end of "Puppy Biting Survival" (and presumably you've survived all the biting!). Congratulations! You've learned some of the world's best techniques and strategies for managing the puppy biting phase.
You've also undoubtedly learned things about your puppy that only you could know, like what games she loves to play, what treats she really responds to, and the quickest way to get her into a calmer emotional state. There is no substitute for this first hand experience. As they say, that's why we play the game.
How is the biting actually going?
With the congratulations out of the way, the next thing to ask is if managing the biting has become easier. Have you reached a happy place? Are you less frustrated? Does your puppy seem happier?
If your puppy is still less than 7 months old, you may still need to practice a bit more patience, but the good news is you're closer than ever to this phase being over.
We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to us and let us know what's working or what's not working. We're happy to give you more encouragement, more advice, or both if you want! Just look for the chat bubble in the upper right corner of Harper.
Where do you go from here?
From here, it's really a "Choose Your Own Adventure." Harper offers some well-rounded courses tailored specifically to puppies, but there are also courses that focus on specific skills, some of which we introduced to you in this course.
No matter what you decide to do, you can't go wrong if you and your puppy are spending time together, having fun, and learning new things. Dog parenting is a marathon. It's important to enjoy the journey.
Take a look at these courses:
Harper's "Puppy Camp" helps you understand, master, and enjoy your dog's puppy phase. The course is broken up into 8 weeks and covers everything a new dog parents wants to know including crate training, coming when called, meeting new dogs and people, and of course the basics like sit, down, and stay.
All dogs have a place, or at least they should. This course helps you teach your pup where that place is, when to go there, and how to stay there until released. Place is an essential skill that even puppies can learn.
Even if your puppy is a natural tugger, you'll get something out of this course. In "Tug" we go deep into the specifics of what makes a great tug toy, how to teach your pup to tug only when you ask, and how to immediately release the toy when you're ready to stop.
In this course your pup will practice impulse control, but he'll practice something even more important—making good decisions. The key to great training is your pup understanding that her decisions decide her outcomes. When she figures out that she's in control of getting what she wants, your relationship and training will reach a whole new level.