Why Dogs Bite Kids - Live Science
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Territorial behavior, anxiety and other medical issues lead dogs to bite children, a new study shows. To see if there were any common links among dogs who had bitten a child within a particular four-year period, researchers examined 111 cases of dog bites by 103 dogs, all referred to the same veterinary behavior clinic in Philadelphia. They found several distinctive behavior patterns that related to the dogs' territorial behaviors, and suggested that these were the main causes of aggression in dogs:
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