According to Dr. Kersti Seksel, a noted animal behaviorist and veterinarian from Australia, puppies will often provide several warning indicators just before making an attempt to bite. “It is important to look at the whole dog, it's body language as well as its facial expression,” says Dr. Seksel. “A dog may growl, bark menacingly, lift its lips and grimace. The body is often tense, the hackles along the back and neck may be raised indicating a heightened state of arousal, and the tail may be slowly wagging.” These visual cues give a subtle warning that dog professionals can quickly identify and take prompt steps to avert the coming dog bite.
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