First aid for dog bite

 First aid for dog bite

Bites are an integral part of the interaction between group members in the wild dog, wolf, or wolf world. These are natural ways by which dominance is established and puppies are caught by their mothers. However, in the human world, these same behaviors are completely unacceptable. 

First aid for dog bite


Dogs that bite or bite can result in legal action, legal fines imposed on you, and even being taken from their homes and killed by animal control. The pain and suffering endured by the wounded and possibly the individual for life is also a concern. In the human world, a dog's owner (a legal term) is responsible for his dog's behavior. Therefore, it is in everyone's interest, the dog included, to ensure that your dog knows what behaviors are acceptable and which are "good manners" by human standards.


This is why taking your new dog, whether it is a puppy or an adopted adult, to a basic class of obedience can be a vital part of building a relationship between the two of you. Even if you think you know how to train a dog, training techniques continue to evolve. There are always new ways of dealing with situations, and some styles that work well for an individual character are a disaster for another person. Even if you took your older dogs to school and now have a new puppy, there may be the added benefit of forming a stronger bond between you and your puppy by going to class together. Each dog has a unique journey and will interact with you as an individual. 


Please understand that I am not a dog trainer and have nothing to gain personally by recommending a dog school for you and your dog. I offer this recommendation because solving the problem is much more difficult than not letting it grow. However, it is important to understand the many causes that dogs bite. Besides the fact that this is a natural way of communication between dogs, there are other reasons why your dog may exhibit this behavior and why you may have difficulty getting rid of it. 


- Your dog may be an "alpha" dog and expresses his dominance over you. 


- Your dog is aggressive because he is afraid. 


- You taught your dog that biting is fine because you let him chew your hand or play with it like a puppy. 


- Your dog wants to dominate you because you or a previous owner allowed him to do so in the past by not setting clear boundaries. 


- Your dog may be experiencing physical pain and biting or biting is a reflexive reaction to pain. 


There are specific tests that can be done on puppies to determine if alpha dogs are dogs that want to lead the herd. "Alpha" dogs are alpha because it is their personality. They won't easily accept being and will demand owners who can handle that personality type. Good dog breeders will perform this test for their dogs and make sure the puppies only go home where this personality type can be managed. However, professional breeders only make up a small percentage of the places where puppies are acquired. When you bring a dog home to a pet store or rescue organization, the dog may not have been tested this way. Therefore, if you think your dog may have an alpha personality, it is wise for a trainer to take note.


Of course, there are many reasons why a dog can bite. In the next case, the problem was chronic pain and the solution was acupuncture and chiropractic. 


A customer called about her old golden retriever who had never bit anyone in her life but suddenly bit anyone who tried to stroke her. 

The dog told me she had pain in her hip and back. 

The allopathic vet's trip quickly revealed arthritis of the spine and hips. 

The vet prescribed a pain reliever, but that didn't seem to help. 

Resolve the situation when the dog acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. The nibbling/snapping behavior disappeared as it was more comfortable. 


If your dog bites you, bites you, or someone else, it is imperative that both take action to identify and resolve the biting behavior. It's not the most loving thing about keeping a dog whose behaviors are a problem for you and others. Here are some methods you can use to resolve this problem. 


Ask your vet to make sure your dog hasn't developed arthritis or any other painful chronic illness. 


If you think your pet may be in pain, you can also ask the pet operator to speak with your dog to gather information in this area. 


Pet callers can also help clear up any confusion about your dog's role in the family and educate the dog about the legal consequences of an ongoing bite. 


Flower extracts can help in certain situations with training and various healing methods. 


If the problem appears to be behavioral, call in a dog trainer, preferably someone who has experience with aggressive behavior in dogs. Be sure to double-check this person so that you feel comfortable with the techniques used by the coach. 


The diet can be altered if your dog is unable to get the proper nutrients from his current food or if there are sensitivities or allergies to something in the food or to the food itself. The adage "You are what you eat" is true, and poor nutrition can influence behavior. 


Whether or not your dog has an alpha dog personality, telepathy can help clarify what is behind the aggressive behavior. Answers to some of the key questions can help everyone understand which method might be most effective in modifying your dog's behavior. Pet contact can ask your dog about these things.


 - How does your dog feel emotionally when he nibbles or bites?

 - Is your dog smug with this behavior?

 - Is your dog afraid? Angry? Dejected

 - Depressed?

 - Does your dog think the sting is okay, but the biting isn't because you call them "love masks"?

 - Have you assigned a role to your dog in the family that does not match his personality, emotional state, or personal life goals?

- Is your dog confused because you were inconsistent in communicating the behaviors you expected and desired?

 - Were you clear (from your dog's point of view) about his role in the family?

 - Has your dog got a job as a protector and is uncomfortable with it or does not understand how to be a protector without being aggressive?

 - Is your dog expressing anger or aggression that really belongs to you or to a family member who is not in contact with his feelings?

 - Has your dog experienced any trauma early in or in a previous life that caused the dog to "suspend" the biting behavior?

 - Is there a spiritual being or attachment to your dog that causes him to act aggressively?


While exploring these possibilities, careful handling of the situation is recommended. A dog that is biting or nibbling should not be allowed to be with visitors or in any situation that may become tense or full of excitement, confusion, or a lot of noise. Feel free to give your dog a "break" in a quiet place, such as a crate or another room. It may also be helpful to keep your dog on a leash when there are visitors or to use a muzzle when walking. 


Most importantly, don't wait until you reach "the end of your rope" before trying to do something about dog aggression. Alarms and violence on your part will not work well, and when you handle the situation with anger, the conflict is more likely to escalate rather than defuse it.

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