Tags: dogs, bite, biting, others, people, dominance, teething, attention
There are several reasons that your dog might be biting you or others. Below are some of the most common reasons given by various veterinarians:
- Your dog might be trying to get your attention;
- Your dog might be teething;
- Your dog might be trying to show that he/she is the dominant one;
- Your dog might be scared; and finally
- Your dog might be suffering from abuse.
If your dog is hurting you, rest assured that there are steps you can take to help your furry friend overcome this ailment.
- You can make your dog learn the “no bite” command;
- You can distract your dog by handing him a chew toy;
- You might want to use alternate commands like sit or heel to distract them;
- You might want to have a short collar on your dog to make corrections until he/she learns; or
- You might need to be on the offensive and be able to anticipate the biting. Precursors are often growling, posturing, ears back, quick movement and irritability.
If none of the above remedies work then you should consult your vet to see what exactly might be causing the problem.
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