Do dogs bite without warning or should we see it coming?

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When dogs bite it is not unusual for the people involved in the incident to be shocked and to feel that the behaviour came 'out of the blue'. Owners will often report that their dog has always been fine with children when they report an incident in which a bite occurs. Veterinary practices can also find themselves taken aback when a canine patient bites. So is it true that canine bites come without warning or are there ways in which these behaviours can be predicted? The most important implication of this question is whether dog bites can be prevented. After all, if they are truly happening without any warning, prevention strategies are unlikely to be successful and dog bites will continue to occur and to take people by surprise. The good news is that biting without warning is unusual and if it does occur there has usually been a history which explains the lack of warning signals. This webinar will explain the motivations between repulsion behaviours and help delegates to improve detection of the warning signals. in turn this should help to increase the potential for successful dog bite prevention initiatives, both within practice, the local community and on a global scale.
 
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31 Jul 2018 Online

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