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Posted on 08-15-2017

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from Waldorf Emergency Care

Prevent your dog from biting others when going out for a walk!

You’ve trained your dog well, but they’re an animal and you can’t always predict their behavior. If a dog is threatened, there’s a possibility they will bite, even if they were trained not to.

Here’s everything you need to know about preventing dog bites

Why Do Dogs Bite?

There are many reasons even the best-behaved dog will bite. They may be aggressive, threatened, or anxious. To read more into dog’s emotions, you must know their body language.

If the dog crouches down and their tail is wagging, they may be anxious and/or aggressive. If a dog is feeling just anxious, they’re going to yawn more often, push their ears down to their head, hide their tail, and crouch down.

If a dog is feeling aggressive, they could again wag their tail. Their tail, back, fur, and ears will be positioned to look as tall as possible.

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Now that you know more about why dogs bite, make sure to follow these bite prevention tips. As always, if you or your dogs are bitten, visit a Waldorf emergency veterinarian right away.

  • Learn the above ways a dog shows anxiety and aggression.
  • Make sure your dog is up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  • Watch your dog when around babies, toddlers, and younger children.
  • Avoid unnecessary stimulation for your dogs, such as exposure to fireworks or thunder, taking them to strange places, and surrounding them by strangers.
  • Train your dog to behave when they’re young. Reinforce training as the years go by.
  • Make sure your dog is socialized and used to humans, even those outside of your family.
  • Get your dog spayed or neutered.

About Waldorf Emergency Care, Your Waldorf Emergency Veterinarian

If your dog was involved in a biting accident, it’s imperative you take them to a Waldorf animal hospital immediately. At Waldorf Emergency Care, your Waldorf emergency veterinarian, we offer many services for pets, and we’re available 24/7/365.

To learn more about our services, give us a contact at 301-705-9700. In the event of an emergency, you don’t need a prior appointment. You can just visit us at Waldorf Emergency Care at 2215 Crain Highway.

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