Animal question: why does dog sometimes bite our hands?

15 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Animal question: why does dog sometimes bite our hands?

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Piet Hellemans: “Dogs are one of the few animals that continue to display playful behavior throughout their lives. In most animal species, you only see play and playful behavior in young, growing animals. Play behavior is useful in young animals to improve coordination and strength and to strengthen social contacts with peers.

Part of the game in dogs is to grab and challenge each other. Typical for this is the play bow (downward facing dog), barking, biting in the air and soft biting.

The upper lip usually remains above the lower teeth when it comes to play. I therefore rate this behavior as a very enthusiastic greeting and a challenge to play.

It is great that your husband is entertaining this dog. They can always use some extra attention and movement. It is clearly appreciated! ”

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