I was delighted last week when BBC Radio Cumbria telephoned me to ask if I would be on the Mike Zeller show for a feature they were running about Dogs. I agreed to do this as the topic of ‘why do dogs bite’ is a very serious one and an issue I see many times from dog owners who come to see me.

Here is a link to the show, the feature starts at 1:21:28 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06y6fbx

In the feature I talk about the main reasons that dogs can bite, obviously all dogs are different and many factors can influence them but here is one of the common reasons for biting.

FEAR – if a dog finds itself in a stressful situation, it may bite or snap to defend itself or its territory. Dogs can bite because they are scared or have been startled. They can bite because they feel threatened, and they can also bite to protect something that is valuable to them, like their puppies, their food or a toy.

If you have a dog that bites and are unsure what to do then please get in touch with me and I can help you and your dog.

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