We just received our new addition about four days ago. At first he didn't do much, now he is biting EVERYTHING!
I am worried that we brought him home too soon (he is almost six weeks).
Please help my youngest child is scared of him. Thanks so much!
Hi Most puppies are pretty quiet for the first few days in a new home (see Bringing Home A New Puppy ), but it's often 'the calm before the storm'!
All puppies bite, it's a natural canine behavior. However, puppies taken from their doggie family before 8 weeks of age, can bite excessively as they've not had the chance to learn bite inhibition from their momma and littermates.
I think this is what you're experiencing now. If at all possible, I would advise returning your puppy to it's original home for another 2 weeks or so. That will give him a chance to learn some appropriate social behavior.
If this isn't possible, read my Puppy Biting page and follow those guidelines closely.
You will need to be very patient and consistent with this to eliminate his annoying biting behavior, but he will learn given time.