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Angela asked in PetsDogs · 9 months ago

How come my dog bites?after petting her for awile?

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She enjoys being petting then attacks all of a sudden.if you disturb her sleeping she attacks why

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  • Nathan
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Some dog's have sensory issues, so being touched for long periods of time (especially if there's other sensory input such as loud noise) can trigger a bite. It may also be that you are buying them in areas that they aren't comfortable with.

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  • 9 months ago

    "if you disturb her sleeping she attacks why". Have you never heard about letting sleeping dogs lie? Would you want to be disturbed when you are having a good nap?

    As for nipping when you've been stroke her for a while - and I use nipping because biting is another matter, unless your dog is a puppy when mouthing (again NOT biting) is natural. There are a number of reasons why this might happen, from her having had enough, tol mouthing being her way of interacting, if a puppy.

    Biting should be corrected by ending the contact. So, again if this is a puppy, she learns not to ever bite a human. And mouthing can move on to biting as a puppy gets older = it must be corrected by ending the contact.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If your dog is a puppy then it is natural because their teeth are developing, if she is an adult she might be playing with you or she doesn't like the petting and wants you to stop.

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  • 9 months ago

    It has been a long day. You get home from work, you manage to get something on the table to pass for dinner, you’ve helped with homework, put the kids to bed and now you can finally take a deep breath and sit down on the couch to rest. You see your dog approaching you with an eagerness that makes you think to yourself how much you love your dog and how you are about to share a special cuddly moment together. You go to pet him and BAM!…. the little stinker bites you! Well, now you are shocked (and probably a bit angry). You start wondering why in the world your dog would bite you, his beloved guardian. You tell your spouse, you tell your neighbors and friends. And, well, everyone has an opinion. Some people tell you your dog is trying to dominate you, whereas others tell you your dog is bipolar and needs to see a shrink (a.k.a. veterinary behaviorists).

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