If you mean in the sense that they are biting me because they are jealous, guarding food or toys, or irritated at me for pushing them off the bed? NEVER. Neither one of my dogs has ever bitten me, or a family member out of irritation, anger, or fear.
Now then, if you are talking, we are roughhousing in the living room or outside, and ive got a tug toy I"m dragging them around with and encouraging them to jump up and bowl me over and pushing them over and sticking my hand/arm in their mouths... yeah, then we get bitten, but that's not a bite to me, that's rough play that imitates dog play.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 11/3/2006 6:11:23 PM*** Reason: add
I don't beat him. Here are the primary reasons I get snag by junior:
-I surprised him when he's asleep. -I wrestle with him. -I taunt him with food and he gets my finger instead. -I accidentally step on his tail or foot. -I taunt him with his rope toy and he gets my arm. -Sometimes he gets mouthy and just walks up to me and lands one right on my hand. -When he gets over excited and starts snapping at me. I don't know why, but he only does this when I'm running.
Pain is only a feeling, I'm not trying to build up my pain tolerance. Although, I have broken bones and fractured them countless times.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 11/3/2006 6:19:47 PM*** Reason: =).
He's a border collie. However, my sister, dad, and mother have been bitten my him. He just goes for me. I guess I'm too lenient because I rarely punish him. When I raise my voice, he starts jumping and wagging his tail. When my sister raises her voice, his tail goes in between his legs and he runs under the table. That's probably why.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 11/3/2006 6:22:22 PM*** Reason: edit.
The worst experience I had was when I was holding up a piece of rawhide for him to chew. I accidentally stuck my finger in the back of his mouth and he turned my finger into rawhide. Gosh, did that hurt.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 11/3/2006 6:54:02 PM*** Reason: .
Now I do, he's only 1 1/2. I was way too lenient when he was a pup. However, I screamed his head off when he bit my finger when I was holding up the rawhide. My finger looked like a deformed raisin. He bit me with his rearest molar. Although it wasn't his fault.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 11/3/2006 7:00:40 PM*** Reason: add.
The only time one of my dogs has seriously bit someone and it wasn't even vicious even though it was intentional, was when a drunk idiot picked up my toy poodle and was screaming/slurring "baby talk" in his face. My dog was not making eye contact and got very stiff.
I tried telling her nicely to put my dog down or she would be sorry because I had never seen him tense up like that before but nooooo, she kept on....and he put an end to it. She said it was no big deal cause he didn't even leave a scratch but she DID put him down. And hasn't been in my house since. I've also discovered that my dog doesn't like drunk people since that day. He will jump in my lap or stay glued to my ankle, and we are talking about an extremely sweet/friendly/and social animal.
I am not a huge favor of drunks who try messing with kids and animals when they are plastered. Idiots.
Other then that, just normal play mouthing and a little monkey bite here or there. Usually in a really sensitive spot too like on the under side of the upper half of your arm by Miss Sadie Jane when she forgets what a tank she can be once she gets going.
Neither of my dogs have ever bitten out of fear, anger, or aggression. Beagle nipped a lot as a pup but never hard enough to cause blood. Basset hardly even nipped while teething. They might accidently nip if we're playing but never hard.
If you are having problems with your dog biting you really need to finder a good trainer. A biting dog is never good.
the only dogs I do accept bitng from is puppies under 12 weeks, I give them the benefit of the doubt that they do not know better. But after that, It's game on. Teeth touching my skin, is a punishable offense, sometimes, unless punishment brings out the worst in the dog, then I might go another route. But seriously at 1.5 years if a dog bites me. were going to have some serious "alone" time.