Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. Here are a few things these behaviors might mean.
Dog Biting and Mouthing
How do I make sure my nervous dog doesn’t bite when startled?
Though my dog is not aggressive, he gets so amped up when we have visitors that he starts nipping at their ankles. What should I do?
Is your dog chewing you out of house and home? It could be boredom or displacement behavior. Learn why dogs chew and how to redirect your dog's destructive chewing.
by Carol Bryant of FIDO Friendly MagazineIn recognition of dog bite prevention week, FIDO Friendly had the opportunity to ask an expert to weigh in on the problem. Dr. Pam Reid is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (C.A.A.B.), and currently serves as Vice President of the Animal Behavior Center in ASPCA Animal Health Services. Dr. […]
How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight?
Teaching puppies not to bite
Question:When is muzzling a dog appropriate and can you recommend a certain kind?Answer:By and large, muzzles are used to keep a dog from biting or causing injury. There are two types of muzzles: nylon (also referred to as the “groomer’s muzzle”) and basket.Nylon muzzles consist of a wide strip of nylon that surrounds the dog’s […]
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on training your puppy to have a soft mouth
Our country seems to be in the grip of a dog-bite epidemic. Current statistics are approximately 4.7 million bites per year, with about 1 million of those bites requiring medical care. One to two dozen people each year in the United States will lose their lives to a dog attack. These numbers may actually be […]
Curbing biting or mouthing in your dog or puppy