Overprotective. Some dogs believe the only way they can protect their own toys, food, or their human’s belongings is through aggression. If someone new was to come to the house, your dog could bite because they would be worried that new person would try to take away their belongings. Some dogs could be overprotective of their owners as well, even when the person isn’t meaning any harm. For example, playing around and excessive laughing could cause the dog to be frightened that someone is getting hurt. Until you know how your dog reacts around these situations, it’s best to keep an eye out.
“Until you know how your dog reacts around these situations, it’s best to keep an eye out.”
Fear-Based Aggression. Usually fear aggression occurs around strangers. It’s not uncommon for dogs to feel fearful in an unfamiliar or threatening situation. If your house is normally quiet and then you bring your dog to a dog park or for a walk with a bunch of noise, it can trigger some anxiety for your dog as they aren’t used to that type of noise. Any breed is capable of biting due to frightening situations
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