What causes bloodhounds to attack?

The bloodhound is a gentle, mild-mannered breed of dog, although it can also be stubborn and you need strong leadership and training to be an obedient pet. Hounds are known for being friendly and patient to children, although each dog is different A bloodhound might attack a person or another dog for a number of reasons. Prevent your bloodhound from becoming aggressive by fulfilling its needs as a dog.

1. Dominance

A hound who has not shown enough leadership will regard himself as the boss of the family. This means that it is then more likely to exhibit dominant behaviors, such as growling and snapping at other family members. Show your bloodhound that you are the pack leader by feeding it after the family has finished eating as it knows that alpha dogs eat first and subordinates eat second, according to PetCareEducation.com. Make the bloodhound sit and wait quietly before giving food or affection. Do not allow the dog to sleep on your bed or jump up on furniture as these a positions of dominance.

2. Lack of Exercise

The hound is a breed that can trace scent over a very long distance, so it is energetic. If this dog does not get adequate exercise it will become frustrated, which could cause it to become aggressive. Prevent this by taking your bloodhound on a long walk every day. Once your dog is fully grown take it on long hikes regularly to allow it to drain its excess energy. Keep it on a leash as it will wander off once it catches an interesting scent. When walking the dog, you should stand slightly in front of the dog, and encourage them to see you as a leader rather than a follower.

3. Unsocialized

The bloodhound should be socialized while it is young to prevent it from becoming aggressive towards unfamiliar people and dogs that visit the house. The bloodhound can be protective of its home, which means that it is more likely to attack unfamiliar guests or intruders. However, the breed is generally friendly toward people and dogs when it is outside the home, according to the Dog Breed Info Center. Enroll your bloodhound in obedience training classes while your police dog is still a puppy, let it attend obedience training courses, and let it meet m different people and other dogs.

4. Warning Signals are Ignored

When a dog bites, it will send out a warning signal on the body that show that it is about to snap. Being able to read these signals can help you and your family to avoid getting bitten by your bloodhound by avoiding eye contact and back away from the dog slowly. The signs include a stiff-legged walk, tail held high and stiff and a fixed, focused expression combined with silence and a tense, motionless body. Your bloodhound may show these warning signs if it is unhappy with the way it is being treated, for example having its ears pulled by a child or if it is touched in an area that triggers pain. Take your bloodhound dog to the vet to see if it has a potential disease.

Published On: December 7th, 2022Categories: Dog knowledge