One of the biggest things to worry about with dog ownership is the fear that your dog will bite someone. Dogs can bite for many reasons. This has been on my mind lately because one of my dog walking client’s dogs recently bit a runner while out on a walk with his mommy. The owner was bent over scooping poo while the runner ran past them. It startled the owner and the lab mix responded by lunging at the runner and broke the skin on his arm requiring stitches. It’s a nightmare for any owner. Any dog can bite given certain circumstances. What can you do?
Several articles have cropped up lately about women being mauled to death by pit bulls. Bully breeds are often the targets of breed bans, and breed bashing in general. When an animal attacks anyone it is heart-breaking. We ask what went wrong? How did this happen? What could have driven the dog or dogs to behave this way?