Any Dog Can Bite – Causes And What To Do
About 800000 people attend hospital for treatment for dog bites each year. This is actually just a small proportion of the total number the get bitten. The surprising thing is that most bites come from dogs that the person is familiar with.
It is a good idea to learn some of the causes of dog bites how to avoid them .
Recognizing the warning signs that the dog could be about to bite will help you prevent you, your family or others getting bitten. The signs commonly include laying back of the ears or flattening the fur on the back of the neck.
The Life With Beagle blog have published an article on this subject.
They have listed some of the reasons for dogs biting which include:
"Dogs bite as a reaction to something. If the dog finds itself in a stressful situation, it may bite to defend itself or its territory.
"Dogs can bite because they are scared or have been startled. They can bite because they feel threatened. They can bite to protect something that is valuable to them, like their puppies, their food or a toy.
"Dogs might bite because they aren’t feeling well. They could be sick or sore due to injury or illness and might want to be left alone."