By Carol Forden on
I have yet to meet a dog parent who likes it when their dog bites, chew and mouth their hands, ankles or clothes during playtime.
Adult dog jaws can cause significantly more pain than puppy teeth, and adult dogs can inadvertently cause injury while mouthing.
Mouthing is often more difficult to suppress in adult dogs because adults aren’t as sensitive to our reactions as puppies are, and they’re usually more difficult to control physically because of their size.
Adult dogs who is grabbing hands, ankles or clothes by mouth likely never learned not to do so during puppyhood.
It’s likely that their human parents didn’t teach them how to be gentle or to chew toys instead.
Is It Playful Mouthing or Aggressive Behavior?