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Why does my dog bite me with no warning?

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If your dog perceives no time to 'warn” the threat, they may go straight to nipping or biting. An older dog may be losing its cognitive function with “doggy dementia.” As they become more confused, they are more likely to nip or bite when they are surprised.

What does it mean when a dog bites without warning?

Many times, pet parents don't recognize the warning signs before a bite, so they perceive their dogs as suddenly flying off the handle. However, that's rarely the case. It can be just milliseconds between a warning and a bite, but dogs rarely bite without giving some type of warning beforehand.

Why would a dog bite for no reason?

Dogs can bite because they're scared or have been startled, or because they feel threatened. They can bite to protect something that is valuable to them, like their puppies, their food, or a toy. Dogs also might nip and bite during play.

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