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What are some signs of an angry dog?

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2023 | Dog Bites

When you approach a dog in your neighborhood or any other place, it may appear to look content and happy. Since many owners tend to encourage people to play with their pets, it may be hard for you to know when a dog is angry or about to attack.

After a bite, you may want to learn more about the warning signs of an aggressive dog that is looking to harm someone.

Odd growling noises

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, dogs who feel threatened may bark louder in order to make people near them leave them alone. In some cases, this kind of barking may not seem dangerous at first.

If you notice a dog making low growling noises or guttural barking once in a while, this could be a sign of an angry animal.

Sudden movements

When a dog tries to lunge near you and does not touch you, you could assume it is a playful gesture. However, these kinds of movements may showcase just how a dog can later bite you and also serve as a warning.

Play biting

Before a dog bites and clamps down, it may try to approach you in order to give you a quick bite that does not leave you bleeding or with injuries. This kind of play bite is a sign that it is becoming more bold and aggressive as time goes on.

No matter what happens before a dog bites you, learning more about the signs of anger in an animal is important.