According studies their are approximately 4.5 million dog bites that occur just in the United States alone each year. With these statistics alone it often makes you wonder if your dream is a premonition indicating a potential dog attack.
Well it turns out when dogs bite you in your dream it often represents something entirely different. Dogs tend to be the most common animals that appears in our dreams, they are known to have more than one interpretation connected to it.
They tend to show up in a metaphoric manner often resulting to our animistic side, relating to best friends, or perhaps your own instincts that remain unconscious. It is important to note their nature of guarding, defending and protecting its surrounds.
A dog that attacks or bites the dreamer can be considered a negative omen encouraging the dreamer to explore a possible internal or external threat.
Dog Bite Dream
Your dream will provide you with specific clues that will help narrow down were the threat might be coming from. The dreamer would need to identify the type of dog, the location of the attack, and the specific area targeted are helpful hints that might point you in the right direction.
Alternatively if the dog bites your hand it would interpret differently than attacking your foot. Each part of the body can be considered symbolic metaphor, for instance: if a dog bits your “right hand” could it suggests someone who bites the hand that feeds them? Since dogs are considered mans best friend it might bring your attention to friends or people that are close to you.
our animistic side, relating to best friends, or perhaps your own instincts that remain unconscious. It is important to note their nature of guarding, defending and protecting its surrounds.
Dog Bite: Hand & Face
Hands are often seen as relationships, expression, strengths, protection and opportunities. Being bitten on the right hand could suggest ‘right hand man’, ‘out of hand’ while the left hand might imply something that is unclean, left, weakness or protection.
A dog that bites your face implies parts of your personality that might be under attack.
Dog Dreams: Human Instincts
Similar to dogs, we have innate instincts, genetically hard-wired behaviors that enhance our ability to cope with vital environmental contingencies. When these feelings remain repressed or unconscious a angry or vicious dog may appear disguised as these traits.
These types of instincts can be denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and our urge to procreate, now threaten our very existence. Once these instincts are repressed it hides in the shadows of our personality called the human shadow – the rejected parts of our personality that needs to be identified.