What can i do to stop my five month old male shihtzu that i got two days ago from constantly tugging at clothes and shoes. He even bites the cement steps outside.
He also is very calm outside and crazy inside we've tried giving him a proper chew toy, we even tried ignoring him.
Hi Biting, chewing and nipping is something that all puppies do, and even if you use the proper corrections it won't stop overnight... or in a day or two!
Puppies are baby dogs, and like babies they need time to learn how to behave and what is acceptable. I can only recommend that you read my Puppy Biting and Puppy Chewing pages, and follow the tips and advice you'll find there.
Consistency and patience are the keys and if you use the same corrections every single time your puppy will learn what is okay. It just takes time. A puppy who bites isn't being 'bad' but following normal canine instincts - nipping and biting is how puppies interact among themselves and how they establish the pack 'hierarchy'. However, that doesn't mean it's okay for them to behave that way with humans and you need to teach your pup that in a loving, but firm way.