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How to Prevent Your Dog from Biting Other Dogs

2016/5/3 14:42:12
You may have rescued your new pet from the local shelter. Your neighbor may have visited a professional dog breeder and brought home a new pet. Either way, both you and your neighbor are excited and proud to bring home your new family members. After you get settled in at home, you will most likely take your dog out for a walk to show him off. You and your neighbor run into one another and stop to chat. As you and your neighbor chat about your awesome dogs, you are horrified to see your new dog bite your neighbor's new dog. If you are going to be neighborly, you really don't want your dog biting the other neighborhood pets.

Don't rush out to return your dog to the shelter. One bite doesn't mean your dog is unmanageable. There are many reasons why one dog might bite another. Your task is to try to understand your dog's breed and personality and why he did the terrible deed. If you are new to the dog world, you may not realize that many dogs bite simply out of play. If the dogs were wagging their tails rolling around there was most likely no danger involved. In fact, the dogs may have been getting to know each other in the best way possible, by taste and smell.

Some breeds of dogs are notoriously mouthy. The Labrador retriever is one such breed. This particular breed of dog is used in hunting because of its ability to carry birds unharmed to their owners. So what might, at first glance, seem like a bite may actually be a gentle hold. Most puppies also like to have things in their mouths as it helps with teething, just like a human baby. Don't be alarmed should your puppy nip another dog.

Unfortunately, some dogs are more aggressive. Instead of giving up, though, try to understand the root of your dog's aggression. Maybe your dog is the nervous type and bites out of fear. In that case, you will need to take care to introduce your dog to others slowly so that he can become more comfortable. In the case of a shelter rescued dog, get as much information as you can about the dog's history. If you got your dog from an animal shelter, the workers at the shelter can tell you something about the gods history to better understand it. Remember that all dogs deserve a loving home, and with patience even an initially aggressive dog can become the family teddy bear.