How to pet a dog and not get bitten!!!

Every dog wants to get loved, cared, tickled, petted, caressed, massaged.Sometimes, a dog looking very cute, innocent bites you without any warning. This happens most often when we want to hug her or pet her. Therefore, how to do it correctly? and avoid dog bite pain. sometimes we caress some part of the dog and your dog dislike it. So, how to recognize dog signs and avoid dog bite pains.

 Dos and some Don’t.

1. Focus on areas behind the dog’s ears, between his front legs and along with his belly. These are common tickle spots in many dogs. A quick scratch over these spots may result in a happy kick or doggy grin. Scratch with your fingertips, applying a little pressure to give the dog a good scratch.

2. Most dogs dislike being touched on top of the head and on the muzzle, ears, legs, paws, and tail. Slow petting, similar to gentle massage or light scratching, can calm a dog down. Place your hand on an area where the dog enjoys being handled. Gently move your hand or fingers in the same direction the fur lies.

3. Slowly stroke or gently scratch the base of the dog’s ears.It is better to approach from the side of the dog’s head, not from above its face.

4. Many dogs enjoy being scratched at the top of their back, on either side of the spine. The front end near the neck and shoulders has a lower chance of making the dog anxious.
5. Friendly dogs may enjoy being pet under the chin or on the chest. Dislike strangers reaching near their jaws.

Don’t Scratch suddenly

6.Don’t scratch suddenly or vigorously, don’t pat or slap its sides or move rapidly to different areas. If the dog enjoys an area being pet. You may move from stroking to light scratching or from one hand to two hands. Keep it gentle, though, as you don’t know how this unfamiliar dog may react to more energetic pets. Kep in mind, fast or vigorous petting can make even a friendly dog overexcited, and cause it to jump or snap at your hands.

7. As you get to know a dog, find out which types of petting it enjoys most. Some dogs like belly rubs, while some like their legs massaged. Others will growl if you get near these areas. Additionally,  pay attention to the dog’s body language and concentrate on areas it enjoys most. A wagging tail, relaxed muscles, and whining when you start. A dog is enjoying the petting. Drooling can be a sign of excitement, although this doesn’t always mean the dog is relaxed.

8.When a dog is lying on its back, she may be scared or trying to appease you or completely for you, you have to know, what it means. Lying on the back along with tail wagging is certainly a sign inviting you to pet her.



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Lying on the back and yawning means something different. Therefore, Don’t rub the dog’s belly if it appears nervous, tense, or unhappy.

9. Every so often, take 10 or 15 minutes to rub a familiar dog from head to tail. Use a circular motion to cover the dog’s face, under the chin, and chest. Move on to the top of the neck, the shoulders, and back all the way to the tail. Some dogs may let you massage down each of its legs.

10. Finally, Never pet a stray dog. They are unpredictable. Most of the strays are a victim of human torture, Therefore, even if you are friendly to them, they may react aggressively. Follow these advice and for dog bite pain.

Small animal veterinarian for last 20 years. works in self-owned pet clinic in Ranchi, India called Pluto Pet Clinic. Published several articles on pets and social media in various national and international pet magazines, blogs. Part of many international organisations including Nabuur, Mission Rabies, Asian Society of small animal dermatology, WSAVA.

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