Why Is My Great Dane Biting Me? (Here’s Why)

Biting, nibbling, or mouthing is a normal dog behavior that many dog parents experience. Great Danes will also nibble or bite puppies and adult dogs.

It can be uncomfortable and frustrating at times when your dog constantly bites you. So what causes your Great Dane to bite you? And how can you stop it?

Let’s look at the common reasons why your Great Dane bites you.

Why Is My Great Dane Biting Me?

Great Dane biting or nibbling at you occurs due to instincts, insufficient socialization as puppies, excitement, and encouragement of the behavior. Although it is a normal dog behavior, it needs to be controlled because nibbling from an adult Great Dane can be painful and can inadvertently cause injury. 

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a writer, mum, and animal lover with extensive experience with dogs. She loves talking about animal advocacy and care. She lives with 4 German Shepherds and 1 cat.