Why does my dog bite my child?

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Researchers suggest the main cause of aggression in dogs stems from territorial behavior: Children under the age of 6 were more likely to be bitten when a dog felt the kids were threatening to take his food or toys.

Older Children were bitten when the dog felt the kids were intruding on his territory.

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Puppies nip to play, to get attention and because they are teething.

It is also important to teach your puppy how delicate human skin is, so let her experiment a bit and to give her feedback (say "yipe!" and remove your attention) when your puppy bites too hard.

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Some bites, especially from cats, can get infected by bacteria from the animal's mouth.

Some animals — such as bats, raccoons, and foxes — can spread rabies.

Kids whose tetanus shots are not up to date will need a shot (post-exposure tetanus prophylaxis) after an animal bite to prevent tetanus infection.

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Some bites, especially from cats, can get infected by bacteria from the animal's mouth.

Some animals — such as bats, raccoons, and foxes — can spread rabies.

Kids whose tetanus shots are not up to date will need a shot (post-exposure tetanus prophylaxis) after an animal bite to prevent tetanus infection.

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If a child gets too close to a dog and startles it, the dog may attack.

Dogs can bite for less common reasons, such as being sick or injured.

If a dog views a child as prey because he or she is running, this may also provoke an attack.

This is most likely due to the proximity of a child's face to a dog's mouth.

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Researchers suggest the main cause of aggression in dogs stems from territorial behavior: Children under the age of 6 were more likely to be bitten when a dog felt the kids were threatening to take his food or toys.

A dog was more likely to bite children he didn't know while he was protecting his territory.

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The mildly shy Bichon will not do well in the show ring but becomes a delightful pet.

The very shy dog can become quite aggressive, to the point of biting, unless properly handled.

Suppose your puppy is already biting your hand or nipping at your clothes.

This kind of behavior is not to be tolerated.

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Dog bites can cause pain and injury, but they can also spread germs that cause infection.

Nearly 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog requires medical attention.

In addition to causing pain, injury, or nerve damage, Dog bites can become infected, putting the bite victim at risk for illness or in rare cases death.

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