Why Dogs Bite
A dog bite injury can be a traumatic and devastating injury, leaving the victim wondering -
WHY DOGS BITE: FEAR
Many dog experts believe that dogs that are inadequately socialized before 14 weeks may exhibit a greater fear towards others. This fear is often displayed by aggressive behavior and a dog that is afraid of others may attack and bite out of fear or aggressively attack a neighbor, mailman or unsuspecting child. It is important to notice the signs of fear in an animal so you can minimize your risk of getting a dog bite.
WHY DOGS BITE: MALE DOMINANT
WHY DOGS BITE: TYPES OF BREED
Certain breeds of dogs are also more disposed to having aggressive tendencies. Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows, and Pit Bull dogs have all exhibited a greater tendency towards aggression. Some communities have even begun to establish laws that prohibit owning certain breeds of aggressive dogs. Dog breed bans are just one of the ways lawmakers attempt to protect the public from serious and life threatening dog injuries.
WHY DOGS BITE: NEGLIGENCE
Dog owner negligence can also contribute to aggressive behavior in dogs. Dogs that are not socialized, chained up or mistreated can begin to display many dangerous traits, including aggression. If your dog bite was the result of a dog owner's negligence, the dog owner is responsible for the dog's actions and for any injuries that occurred.
Dog experts believe that there are many other reasons that dogs bite people -