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‘Let sleeping dogs lie’. In common practice, this saying refers to not restarting old conflicts. In reality, if a sleeping dog is awakened abruptly, he can bite a person before he's even awake!

All animals have defense reflexes. If someone starts to poke you in the eye, you will not think, "I should blink"--you will just blink automatically. This is the case when the sleeping dog is awakened--his defense reflex is automatically triggered and he bites without even knowing he's doing it.

So when a sleeping dog is awoken by a child petting him or someone walking by noisily, he can react so suddenly that the person who provided the stimulation may be vigorously bitten more than once--even before the dog is clinically awake. Fears bites can occur when a dog is startled at home, therefore, teach children never to sneak up on a dog or bother a sleeping dog.

Recently a friend called me about her seven-year-old child who was bitten by the family dog. The child went to give the dog a hug, but the dog was sleeping. He couldn’t tell because his eyes were open. Sure, at times dogs sleep with their eyes open and it’s difficult to tell, particularly for kids. I can understand the family is facing some tough choices and I wouldn’t want any other family to be a victim of it.

During my research and finding, I was very lucky to come across an amazing video tip that was so simple, practical, and helpful, that I feel it would be wrong of me not to share it. Watch the video and learn how to wake up your dog the best positive way.

 

The Best Way to Wake Your Dog from Sleep (Video)

Doglopedix‘Let sleeping dogs lie’. In common practice, this saying refers to not restarting old conflicts. In reality, if a sleeping dog is awakened abruptly, he can bite a person before he's even awake!

All animals have defense reflexes. If someone starts to poke you in the eye, you will not think, "I should blink"--you will just blink automatically. This is the case when the sleeping dog is awakened--his defense reflex is automatically triggered and he bites without even knowing he's doing it.

So when a sleeping dog is awoken by a child petting him or someone walking by noisily, he can react so suddenly that the person who provided the stimulation may be vigorously bitten more than once--even before the dog is clinically awake. Fears bites can occur when a dog is startled at home, therefore, teach children never to sneak up on a dog or bother a sleeping dog.

Recently a friend called me about her seven-year-old child who was bitten by the family dog. The child went to give the dog a hug, but the dog was sleeping. He couldn’t tell because his eyes were open. Sure, at times dogs sleep with their eyes open and it’s difficult to tell, particularly for kids. I can understand the family is facing some tough choices and I wouldn’t want any other family to be a victim of it.

During my research and finding, I was very lucky to come across an amazing video tip that was so simple, practical, and helpful, that I feel it would be wrong of me not to share it. Watch the video and learn how to wake up your dog the best positive way.

 

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