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only 6 percent saw it coming. Bites to the Face | The Bark

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Oh my, now I'm going to be afraid of hugging and putting my face next to Willow's face!



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Great article Dave. I will definitely be more careful, especially around adult male dogs that don't belong to me.

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In a new study called "Human behavior preceding bites to the face," scientists examined 132 incidents of bites to human faces that did not involve bites to any other parts of the body. The goal of the study was to determine the human behavior that preceded bites.

• In 76% of the bites, people bent over the dog just before the bite.
• In 19% of the cases, a bite was preceded by people putting their faces close to the dog’s face, and in 5% of the cases, gazing between dog and person at close range occurred before a bite.
• In ZERO incidents was a bite to the face preceded by trimming the dog’s nails, falling on the dog, hitting the dog as punishment, stepping on the dog, pulling the dog’s hair, tugging the dog’s body or scolding the dog.
• More than 75% of the bites to the face happened to people who knew the dog.
• More than 66% of the bites were to children, and of those, 84% were to children under the age of 12.
• Children who were bitten were with their parents in 43% of the cases and with the dog guardian in 62% of the incidents.
• 60% of the bites were to females.
• No adults were bitten by their own dogs.
• More than 50% of the bites were to the nose and lips of the person, as opposed to the chin, cheek, forehead or eye area.
• 100% of the dogs who bit someone in the face were adult dogs and more than 66% of them were male dogs.
• In only 6% of the bites did people report that the dog gave a warning such as growling or tooth displaying prior to biting.

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Oh my, now I'm going to be afraid of hugging and putting my face next to Willow's face!
Jackie - The article stated that no adults were bitten by their dog so you shouldn't be afraid around Willow, just cautious.

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yes although they don't speculate as to why there are few if any bites to familiar adults. , it is still possible they will bite their adult owners if they feel threatened. The problem arises when adults who are quite used to getting close to their dogs face and getting kisses etc. let children do this when playing and normally being more rambunctious around their dog and the dog finds it more threatening. Kids will be kids and we must learn to recognize when our dogs are not comfortable with up close movements. If you notice lip licks, yawning, closed mouths, stiff body, whale eye (whites of eyes when looking away) cowering ,tail tuck etc. , take this as a sign that you are in the dogs face and he is not comfortable. Check out Doggone Safe for great info on this.

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dogs don't like kisses Doggone Safe: Dogs Don't like Hugs and Kisses

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I was kidding about being afraid to hug Willow. However, I only do it on her terms and she never objects. I wouldn't do it if she was having a kujo moment or being playful. She's not particularly cuddly but has times when she likes to get up in my lap or wants attention.



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