Read any article about preventing dog bites and you’ll hear trainers talk about the most common dog body language signals that often come as a pre-warning to full bite. Children, commonly, are unaware of those warning signs, things such as licking of lips, yawning and facial signals that dogs use as a way to discourage behaviour from people that it doesn’t like. This man thought it would be a good idea to encourage his own dog to bite him as a way to display some of those signals.
Do you think this was a useful training aid that could pass on information to dog owners to avoid being bitten by a dog?
Jasmine Kleine is the the online editor at DogMagazine.net. An experienced dog owner, former veterinary nurse and professional writer, Jasmine now lives in Asia with her two beloved dogs, Mabel and Charlie.