Responsible pet owners can reduce the chances of their dog from biting or being out of control by implementing simple dog training methods. Below is a list of tips and advice you should follow to help with your dogs behaviour.
Dog Behaviour Tips
- Mix with other dog owners
- Give your dog plenty of exercise, healthy dogs are happy dogs
- Play with your dog regularly but also train to release when told to
- Chained or tethered dogs for long periods can become aggressive,
- Offer plenty of affection and attention
- Take notice when you should use a dog lead
- Never leave a dog unattended with children
Why dogs bite?
- Over Excited
- Protective and posse vice of their owner
- Attention Seeking
- Poorly or hurt
- Be cautious of a mother dog with puppies
- What to do when you see an untethered dog?
- Avoid being close to the dog
- Refrain from containing the dog
- Do not tease the dog
- Request that the owner secures the dog if they are around
What about dogs on leads?
- Dogs can appear friendly but do not approach unless the owner is willing
- Refrain from showing an open hand
- Give enough room when jogging, cycling or walking past the dog
What can you do to prevent your dog from biting?
- Provide appropriate dog training
- Allow the dog to regularly be with other people and animals, a pampered dog is a happy dog
- Regularly exercise you dog
- Train your dog to release on command
- Dogs are very social animals, they thrive on attention and affection
- Dogs can develop aggressive tendencies when tethered or left outside for long periods
- Ensure you stick to the dog handling laws when outside
- Never leave small children alone with dogs