Biting Dogs

Dogs bite for a variety of reasons, but most commonly as a reaction to something. 

  • If the dog finds itself in a stressful situation, it may bite to defend itself or its territory.
  • Dogs can bite because they are scared or have been startled.
  • They can bite because they feel threatened.
  • They can bite to protect something that is valuable to them, like their puppies, their food or a toy.
  • Dogs might bite because they aren't feeling well. They could be sick or sore due to injury or illness and might want to be left alone.

Contact Animal Control

You can help the Animal Control protect the public by reporting cases of people harassing dogs and dogs harassing people. If minor incidents are reported, major incidents can be prevented.

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