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11 Things That Will Make Your Dog Attack You

Punishment

2. Inappropriate methods of punishment.

If you are prone to hitting and constantly inflicting pain on your dog, then you may get a surprise growl or bite. The dog would deem it a habit to be punished heavily and develop an attitude that is aggressive in order to protect himself against the pain inflicted through hitting. Just as you may become aggressive if someone were using adverse punishment methods on you, so would a dog.