When a dog is fighting and he draws blood from his victim, is it true that once they get the taste of blood, they will continue to kill ?


No, that is an old myth, meaning that the taste of blood won't make a dog more likely to injure or kill in the future. The taste of blood, in other words, won't make a dog a crazed killer. However, a dog who uses aggression may be likely to use it again if put in a similar situation in the future. A dog who acts aggressive, needs evaluation by a professional such as a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.

Updated on March 15, 2018

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Understanding the Dog Fight or Flight Response
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli