Reasons Why Your Dog Bites: Fear

Many dog bites are simply a result of fear. For example, a dog may be afraid of the unknown or something that is not familiar to him. The fear may also come from a lack of training or a lack of understanding of the dog’s nature. If you want to train your dog, you must work on the fear component first.

How to Get Over Generalized Fear

Fear is often irrational. It can be very hard to understand why a dog will bite. When a dog is afraid there will be a trigger that makes him/her react. When the trigger happens a dog will sometimes do something without meaning to or know why.

Fear – Responses To It

Most people think that dogs have instincts and they do, however, dogs have learned responses to fear just as we humans do. The first instinct for a dog will be to flee from something that is fearful and they will bite out of fear. However, they will also learn behaviors such as; seeking human comfort, urinating, pacing, running and aggression. We may not be able to read a dog’s mind but we can tell if they are scared of something by their behavior. If they seem to be nervous and not responding, it may be that they are scared.

How to Get Better at Anything

You need to be patient when training your dog not to bite, because they are not rational. They do not have the ability to reason, they only function at the level of a two to three year old. If you think about it, this is not a desirable characteristic for a dog. However, they do have the ability to learn and therefore can be trained to be good dogs.

Desensitization Training – A Brief Description

Desensitization training is a bit different for people and dogs. For people it is very important to understand exactly what the dog is afraid of, this is done by training the dog for a certain period of time. The training for dogs is a bit different. It starts with teaching the dog to sit-stay for a short period of time while for fear of people the training is for 10 minutes.

When a dog bites, it is most likely because of fear. The dog will learn by experience. The dog will bite a person or animal that it feels is dangerous or threatening. A training session is needed to teach the dog that the object is not dangerous. A training session may be needed 2 to 7 days per week.

To be a successful trainer you need to understand the way your dog learns, what drives their behaviour and what motivates them to do what you ask. Your dog should always be motivated to do what you ask and be able to learn new things. Training should always be fun and rewarding. If your dog doesn’t seem to want to learn something, it may be due to a lack of motivation. A lack of motivation could also be due to your dog being bored, overstimulated or hungry.

How to Make Your Dog Love People

A fear of people can be very difficult to control. The problem with fear of people is that people can be difficult to identify. You will have to first identify the people causing the fear in your dog. When your dog bites out of a people-related fear, training is imperative for the protection of others and your dog.

It is important that the person you choose to perform this exercise with is someone that you trust and that your dog can accept. The reason for this is that you need to be able to assess the dog’s behavior objectively. If the dog appears to show fear, you will need to change the behavior. If the dog does not appear to show fear, you will need to change the person that you choose to perform the exercise. A person that you trust and that you can assess objectively is best. If you cannot do this, then it is best to select someone that is not family.

If a dog is performing well, try taking it to a more challenging location. If it shows any fear reaction, take a 10-minute break and walk away and ignore your dog. This training needs to occur for 30 minutes, twice a day.

Training your dog to be afraid of something will help prevent your dog from being fearful and therefore avoid biting. It is no different with dogs. However, if fear is causing your dog to bite, training is needed so that you protect your dog and other people.

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