Dominant Dog Bite or Submissive Dog Bite
Is your dog trying to dominate you or is he just scared and trying to get you away from him.
This is probably going to be the easiest thing I ever teach you, how to tell the difference between an aggressive dog bite and a nervous one.
1. An aggressive dog, does not let go of you after he bites you.
2. A nervous dog will give you one quick bite or a couple quick bites, dependent on whether or not you got away from him quick enough.
It’s that simple ; if a dog bites you and doesn’t let go, he’s an alpha dog that means business. As opposed to his more nervous brothers and sisters that will bite and release quickly. Because of my experience with aggressive and fear aggressive dogs, I have given expert testimony in court or through depositions on dog bite cases.
In my lifetime I have been bit many times because often you have to put yourself in an potentially dangerous position, to be able to help that dog out. The vast majority of dog bites in this country or the world for that matter, are the result of nervous or fear aggressive dogs.
Update, September, 25, 2008
A nervous dog will also bite on occasion, without any warning growl. Their body language of being very stiff along with a closed, almost clamped shut mouth, is our best indication that we should leave the dog alone. Remember an truly aggressive dog does not let go of you when they bite, while a nervous dog gives you quick bites.
The first link will show you what an aggressive dog bite looks like. The vast majority of dog bites are the result of a nervous dog striking out in fear at what they are afraid of. The dog in this video is not one of them.