How to Stop a Dog from Nipping People?


Here is a Question from Charleen asking other Boston Terrier owners about her dog who started nipping people.

She says : “I would like to ask a question about our little Bostie. She is 3 years old and she has started nipping people when they enter our property, even though she has known them since she was born! Any ideas what we can do to deter her behavior?”

Does anyone have any thoughts, experiences or recommendations? 🙂

How to Stop a Dog from Nipping People?

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Jeff Anderson

Try teaching bite inhibition so she knows it hurts you when she bites.

Penny Dave Young

Since she is so cute, I’ll allow it.

Patrick Wathey

We found picking her up & blowing Raspberry’s at her face with a “no”, followed by “kisses” worked wonders 🙂

Marie Beau

My Boston started to nip, I trained her with treats to stop to my command….
It’s all about training & time….

Jackie Vanscoter

Train him or her better

Tammy Ray Cossey

Take him for walks to get him used to being around people, to socialize, put a yellow ribbon on him though, it means caution so people won’t just reach at him to pet him

Karen Morris

My Boston play nips when he gets overly excited. His trainer said to calm down the excitement then he stops.

Cynthia Massey

Mine gets so excited she nips too. Once she calms down there’s no problem.

Karen Morris

Yes, I agree.

Becky Casto Ledford

My ex has one that does that to people when he is excited.

Cynthia Massey

Mine does too.

Leigh-Anne Rawlings

Ours does it too and now unfortunately I think it’s ingrained in her. So to help her we use a face mussel (for a short nose) she wears that in situations with people so she is still being socialized but can’t bite anyone. It actually calms her down a bit too. Saves her and anyone else any incidents!

Ryan Roysden

Smack him across the face one time, he won’t do it again

Laura Skorczewski

Seriously? I hope you’re just kidding.

Scott Griffin

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