How many of us have heard someone say "my dog just bit out of nowhere!" ? The fact is, most dogs will often give many, many warnings prior to an actual bite. Familiarizing ourselves with our dog's body language is the first step in helping to prevent a bite, but we should also be aware of the different levels of bite thresholds, and NOT ignore situations where our dog ends up "snapping" and "lunging" - for these are just precursors.
FROM: Paws Abilities Dog Training "Thank you to Lili of Doggie Drawings for collaborating on another fun piece! Check out http://paws4udogs.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/socializing-your-dog-an-illustrated-guide/ if you'd like to see the full-sized version. What did you do to socialize your dog? Please comment with your tips and tricks!"
Dogs Do Not Bite "Out of the Blue" ... many bites could be prevented, if people learned how to read a dog's body language. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/canine-body-language
This is Rosie Gibb and Horus demonstrating sign language for deaf dogs. All of my future puppies will learn auditory and sign language! It is so sad when elderly dogs become deaf making communication difficult.