Why Would a Dog Turn on Their Owners

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With a lot of dog attacks being reported by national news, I thought it might be good get some information on why dogs attack dog owners.

What can we learn from these sad deaths of recent times?

How vital is it  to treat and train your dog a certain way?

What precautions do you have to follow if you want to have a pit bull or similar dog?  Statistics reveal that most fatal dog attacks involve pit bulls.

In the United States 5 million dog attacks are reported annually. Unfortunately, 30 to 40 people die from the attacks and another 100,00 are injured badly.

Let’s look at what some experts are telling us….

But in general, for dogs to act aggressively, there needs to be some kind of external “trigger,” Polsky said. One possibility is that, while Stephens was walking the dogs, something out of the ordinary happened; for instance, the dogs sensed “prey,” like a rabbit or squirrel, and tried to go after it. If Stephens interfered with the dogs while they were going after prey, they may have redirected their aggression toward Stephens, Polsky said. “The dogs may have been thwarted in doing something, got frustrated and turned around and attacked the owner,” Polsky told Live Science.

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Source:  Live Science


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