Socializing Your Dog to Put a Stop to Biting Behaviors

Socializing Your Dog to Put a Stop to Biting Behaviors

There are about 750,000 dog bites that require medical attention every year. To keep your dog from biting, daily socialization with other dogs and other humans is key. Because dogs are ultimately unpredictable and likely to bite, every dog owner should have dog bite insurance. With that in mind, here are some of the other benefits of socialization.

Socializing your dog will help them ease into transition a lot better. Dogs will often bite if they are uncertain about their surroundings, much the way that you probably get uneasy in unfamiliar environments too. Giving your dog time to get used to new situations and circumstances, such as at a dog park where there are always different dogs and people present, will help them with this.

Dogs are also more likely to bite when they aren’t feeling well or are restless. Dogs can get stir crazy too and allowing them to sit too long is also detrimental to their health. Having them out and playing with other dogs will help them get the exercise and socialization they need.

Dog bite insurance is a must if you have a dog as a pet. To reduce the likelihood that your dog will bite if they get scared or aren’t feeling well, make sure you’re socializing them every day.

Sources
https://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-statistics/all-dog-bite-statistics
https://www.caninejournal.com/dog-bite-statistics/

 

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