Generally, dogs growl to warn us t hat they have arrived at the limit of their patience- a very specific message that can be addressed to his human friends, including their owners! A classic example is the dog growling at owner because he hates to be brushed; know that he does not because he hates you, but simply to warn you that does not like what you are doing at that moment. However, there are other reasons. We find out why the dog growls at his owner and what to do about it!
Why do dogs growl?
The underlying causes of the growling dog are numerous. For example, if a dog growls in the garden at strangers, he is simply warning them not to enter his territory. This has been the cause of many traumatic experiences for postmen!
Same thing goes for dogs snarling at home, for example guard dogs who will growl to defend their homes the moment an intruder enters. If the dog growls exclusively at a certain type of person, it means it has suffered trauma from them or that they remind him of someone he was afraid of.
Dog growling at owner -what to do ..
Why is my dog growling at me? Good question! First you will need to observe when he does it! In fact, if the dog growls at his owner because he does not want to move from the bed or the dog growls when being petted, it is probably indicative of underlying behavior problems. We will then have to determine the cause and immediately run for cover!
Another case concerns the dog who grows at his own when he get close to the bowl. This has nothing to do with how much kibble you gave him and more to do with the fact that the dog simply doesn’t have confidence in you. In these cases, remember that figuring out how to feed a dog properly is crucial! In order to avoid making the situation worse or risk getting bit, it is always a good idea to consult a dog trainer or canine behaviorist.
If your dog does not usually growl when you brush or pet him, and suddenly begins to do so, consider that may have been affected by some disease and, consequently, touching him could hurt him (he may be affected by some sort of dermatitis, for example). In these cases it is important to contact your vet.