One of the most difficult and heartbreaking problems dog owners can face is a bite from their beloved puppy. Once that trust is broken, getting it back can be extremely difficult.
There are many reasons your dog might bite you. She may be protecting her resources, she may be feeling anxious or stressed, or she may be redirecting her aggressive behavior to you. But the question remains: What would you do if your dog bit you?
Not only will this cover things you want to do right after, but we’ll also discuss some of the reasons your dog might bite you and what steps you’d like to take to address the problem.
We’ll even talk about the most horrible question an owner can be forced to ask: Do I have to put my dog down?
Bites are not only worrisome, but they can also be surprising and terrifying. You will likely feel a variety of emotions, in addition to any physical pain the bite has caused. Just take a deep breath and take one step at a time.
The first thing you need to do is protect your dog to prevent any further problems.You can put her in a crate, lock her in a separate room, or tie her up with a chain.
Depending on the situation, she may still be reacting strongly, she may be scared, or she may be worried about your emotional reaction. She may also still be very excited about the situation that caused her to bite in the first place. But regardless of the reason for the bite, protecting her will ensure that you (and others in the vicinity) remain safe.