Do Puppies Get Aggressive When Teething?
Yes, puppies can become aggressive during the teething phase. Your sweet puppy is working through this uncomfortable time the best he can.
Your puppy needs to still abide by the house rules, but have some patience and give your puppy some space during this time. It hurts to get new teeth!
How To Protect Your Hands!
Playing down on the ground with your little puppy is a great way to do some extra special bonding. Unfortunately, during the puppy teething phase, those little baby teeth can feel like sharp pins, and they can do some damage to your hands…and your face if you get too close.
It is completely natural for your dachshund puppy to want to run and play with you. But, their way of playing usually involves grabbing onto you or your clothes with their sharp teeth.
My husband and I knew how important it was to make sure our puppy, Eko, was getting enough playtime, so we played with him several times each day. My hands were a mess from playing with Eko! He even got a hold of my nose once and that hurt terrible. It felt like we had a mini-raptor on our hands.
Our Solution: We learned that putting on some old thick gloves, like leather or winter gloves, while we played with Eko allowed our hands to heal instead of getting torn up every day. Now, I’m not saying this is the ultimate dog trainer answer, because it probably isn’t… but as a Dachshund Mom, it worked!
How Long Does Puppy Teething Last?
The Puppy Teething Stage is usually complete around 5-6 months of age. But, wait, the next stage of teething/chewing is called the Development Phase…and that usually begins when they are 7-8 months old. This phase can last up to 2 years, yikes!
Learn more about the 5 Stages Of Puppy Teething, by Particular Paws.com.