Want a great way to prevent dog fights in an off-leash play environment? Do you know the key events that trigger a fight? Can you tell when a fight is most likely to happen? Keep reading to find out how you can keep dogs safer when they are playing with other dogs off-leash.
Fights between dogs seldom happen “out of the blue.” To those who are skilled in understanding canine body language, there are some tell-tale signs that things are headed down the inevitable road to a fight. Learning to identify these signs will dramatically increase your ability to keep dogs safe and raise the bar of safety in off-leash play.
If you observe any of these signs, intervene immediately to separate the dogs. It’s surprising how many times I’ve heard people say, “Oh, he growled all the time, but I never thought he would bite.” Keep in mind that growling is an early warning sign…ignore the warning sign and a dog is likely to escalate from the signal to a bite!
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