Do you ever had the experience of your pet dog

India
July 27, 2008 3:04am CST
biting you sometime in the past? If so, what did you do with you, and with the dog at that time?
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Yup! Sometimes becasue we treat our dogs as babies, we forget they really are animals. I had a basset hound that was sore from a sprained hip and I meant to pick him up and place him n the bed, because it was softer and I though he'd be more comfortable. But he did not understand and was protective of the hip and he gave me a bite that tore the pocket off my shirt and left a gash on my forearm. Well, after thinking about his response..it was MY error and not his. He was only doing what he thought he had to do to protect his hip. He was a good dog otherwise and never did that again, but I was also more careful not to try to pick him up if he seeemd sore anywhere. I LOVED that dog! He lived to be 3 days short of his 15th birthday, while most bassets only live to 12! If the dog is not usually mean..and if he bit for a reason..then let it go and do not yell or give attention for bad behaviour. Ignore him/her. Just let it go and be more careful to remember that this IS an animal and not a human. If this dog bit, though, when not provoked, and especially if you have children, then you MUST remove the dog from the home. Or..at least fnd a trainer to re-train your dog's behaviour, which can aslo be done fairly easy, if you ahve the funds to pay for that, OK? It is NOT true that once a dog has tasted blood they are dangerous. They can be trained to behave differently, if need be. Lots of questions here. Why did the dog bite? And what could you do to see that the dog is not in this position again? Either way, I would take IMMEDIATE control of the dog, but in a loving way, so they believe you are head of their dog pack. (Dogs are pack-running animals. If you do not take lead..they will!) Never have this dog around others unitl you are positive they will not bite again. Otherwise..try to be responsible for the way the dog reacts to things and re-train it? But if it refuses..it HAS to be removed to a person capable of controlling this animal. Some dogs do better with kids, some better with an elderly couple. Place the dog, if you can not trust it, with a person that has good canine knowledge. Or just think of why it bit and change YOUR own way of doing things.
• United States
28 Jul 08
My dog has bitten me. She is very possessive of her toys and food. She will bite anyone who tries to take them away. Sometimes she gets a hold of something she shouldn't have and I have to take it away from her. If I'm not careful enough she bites me. I scold her and then go clean the bite. I don't hate her for it. She's only acting on instinct. I can tell because her pupils get very large.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
28 Jul 08
No dog that we have owned has ever bitten me, but one young dog did bite someone else's child. I believe that the child provoked the dog to bite, but there were no witnesses. The dog eventually had to be put down.
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
I had this dog whose devotion to me I never questioned. What happened once was that she lunged at another dog, apparently to protect me, but in the process, my arm was grazed. I attended to the graze in my arm, and that's all. I wasn't worried about it - she was healthy and had her shots. I didn't scold her or anything like that - she wouldn't have understood at all. She simply miscalculated.
• India
27 Jul 08
no i never had a pet dog for myself in the past but i have seen one of my friends pet dog biting his neighbor and i am decided that day that i will never have pet dogs in my house ... some dogs are really good but i just can't seem to forget what i have seen that day so i guess i won't have any pets in my house in future.