Dog Bite Prevention Training

Dog bite prevention is far better than treating dog bites. Even though dogs are domestic animals, they still have their wild instincts which manifest differently in different breeds. There are breeds which are more aggressive than other (Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Huskies, Dobermans, German Shepherds) and more likely to bite. Although dogs can attack people, usually they bite and manifest aggressiveness only as a means of defense. No matter the situation, it is best to take all necessary measures to prevent your dog from biting.

Dog Bite Prevention Training

Dog bite prevention training will involve both dogs and humans. Dogs can attack and even kill humans or other animals, but they are usually friendly domestic animals. However, dogs might manifest aggressive behavior if they feel threatened or attacked.

Dog bite prevention training starts with obedience training. Teach your dog to obey to your commands and reinforce this training throughout his entire life. When training your dog, use positive reinforcement like treats and praises and try to completely avoid punishments. When your dog is still during the obedience training he might feel threatened or attacked if you try to correct his behavior by hitting or physically aggressing him. Therefore, avoid this type of aggressive response from your pet by excluding all kind of negative reinforcement.


Make sure your dog starts socializing starting from the time he is a puppy. It is important that your dog interacts with other people and animals and gets used to them. Avoid restraining your dog in chains or keeping him in a secluded area for too long.

Get Your Dog Used to Stressors

There are several stressors which might also cause fear in your dog. It is recommended to gradually and frequently expose your dog to those stressors: bicycles, traffic and loud noises which might frighten your dog.

Try to make this a good experience by offering him attention and reassuring him. If your dog starts to feel more comfortable, the effect of the stressors is less likely to trigger an aggressive behavior.

Regular Vet Checkups

Different medical conditions can cause a dog’s aggressive behavior. Take your dog regularly to the veterinarian for a general checkup and pay attention at his behavior. If you spot painful areas or wounds, avoid touching them. Keep up with your vaccination schedule, especially against rabies.

How to Avoid Being Bitten

You should take into consideration that not only your dog needs training, but you and people getting into contact with him also need to be careful with their behavior. Avoid any type of behavior which might be interpreted by the dog as an aggressive act. Do not wake him up abruptly and do not disturb the dog while he is eating. Avoid eye contact and sudden movement with aggressive dogs.

Females who have puppies are more aggressive, so it is best to refrain from any type of interaction with the puppies. If you want to hold a puppy, talk to the mother and let her see what you are doing with the puppy.

Do not leave babies and little children alone with the dog.