Watching dogs playing bitey face can make you smile. Yes, you have been officially warned. Watch the video at your own risk of turning up the corners of your lips. It’s beyond cute. Then again, I could be a teensy bit biased since the stars of the video happen to be two of my spoiled hounds, Milo and Luke.
They started playing bitey face right after Luke joined our family. What a spitfire Luke was as a puppy! He was like a tornado blowing through the house. Play, play, play, play, and play some more. Well, he still is now as he reminds me it is time to play many times each day.
Keep reading to learn more about bitey face and if dogs are playing or fighting.
Why do dogs play bitey face?
No one knows for sure. If only dogs could talk. Wouldn’t that be great?!?! All I know is it’s a game loved by dogs and especially puppies. Milo and Luke certainly are no exception. The chaos of them playing bitey face can break out at any given moment, inside or outside.
See my post Yes, These Whippet Dogs Really Are Playing! for photos of them playing bitey face outside.
Are my dogs playing or fighting?
When it comes to bitey face, they are playing! Fighting is much more severe and looks different. Signs of dogs fighting are:
- The hair on the upper back is raised.
- Low warning growl with closed mouth and curled lip.
- Quick movements with no bouncing or turning around.
- No happy smiles or appearance.
- Ears pinned flat.
- Tail tucked.
- Dog trying to get away from the other one.
Watch the bitey face video!
Ready to smile? On your mark, get set, GO! (Pressing play on the video could help too – wink wink).
Additional Bitey Face Resources
Here are some articles on bitey face in case you want to read more about it:
Is your puppy biting people?
A puppy playing bitey face with another dog is fine, but puppies should not bite people. If your puppy bites you or anyone else, you should take action to stop the behavior. See great tips on how to stop a puppy from biting on the That Mutt website.
Make someone else a smile by sharing the video! More people smiling is a good thing.
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