Your pooch also could be chewing on your hand as a reaction to stress in his life. Perhaps he s scared about the loud and persistent sound of your neighbor mowing his lawn. Perhaps he s stressed out because he feels isolated and lonely, or maybe because he doesn t receive enough regular physical fitness. Since this type of chewing can sometimes trigger fierce behavioral patterns in canines, it s crucial to be cautious about it.
Look for problematic body language hints of these behaviors in your pet, such as rigid posture and visible teeth. In many cases, these bites feel markedly different than playful chewing — significantly sharper and faster. If you think your doggie s hand chewing is in any way related to these types of patterns, talk to an expert in pet behaviors.
Do not under any circumstances try to fix a potentially hazardous situation all by yourself.
Your dog might bite your hands or feet if you go near his possessions, such as his food bowl or his favorite toy. This guarding behavior is often directed toward strangers or certain people, but can very well be directed at you also.
Gradually getting your dog used to having you around when his guard is up can help eliminate his undesired behavior. Feed him treats from a safe distance while he\’s eating or playing with his favorite toy. Gradually move closer to him. With consistency, he\’ll associate your presence with the treats and won\’t mind having you around.