by David the Dogman
dogs lash out when reprimanded for doing
something wrong. This is because the
dog does not know what it is doing wrong.
It only knows you are being aggressive.
Remember a dog should not be punished
for anything after three seconds of
the act, it just does not understand.
Any punishment after that time can result
in the dog fearing you and can often
a puppy which nips you and you will
just teach it to nip and run. Shout
'ouch' and ignore it. Teach it that
nipping is not rewarding by ignoring.
Biting by dogs
is a serious problem as these statistics
from America show.
to the Journal of the American Medical
Association, dog bites are responsible
for 4.5 million injuries every year
in the U.S.A., 750,000 people requiring
medical attention and 334,000 ending
in a hospital emergency room. The Insurance
Information Institute reported that
insurance companies paid an estimated
$250 million in dog bite liability claims
in 1996. More than half of all dog bites
come from familiar dogs, those of friends,
neighbours and even the owner’s
While some breeds
may have more aggressive tendencies,
all dogs are potential biters so don't
be misled by size.
the Humane Society of the United States
reports that period from 1979-1996,
five breeds, the Pit Bull, Rottweiler,
German Shepherd, Husky and the Alaskan
Malamute, were responsible for two-thirds
of fatal dog attacks and, in two years
from 1980 to 1996, 304 people died from
American Veterinary Medical Association
reports that dog attacks in the U.S.
are the No. 1 public health problem
for children, with more than half of
all children bitten by age 12, most
before the age of nine years. The leading
reason for dog euthanasia is aggressive