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What Does It Mean When a Dog Bites Me in a Dream?

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It seems like you are having a perfectly normal dream. You see a cute dog and reach down to pet it. Instead of cuddling you, the dog bites you. You wake up in a state of terror as the sensation of the dog bite runs through your hand. Was it just a dream or was there a deeper meaning to the dog bite?

dog bite spiritual meaning

Experiencing a dog bit in a dream can be traumatic and emotional. Dream meanings vary depending on the situation, symbols and location of the bite in the dream. While the dream interpretation can vary, there are a few common interpretations for this type of dream.

If the dog bites your right hand, it represents the masculine side of nature. It may also represent strength and activity. The left hand is thought to represent gentleness, femininity and generosity. If the dog bites your hand, it generally means that someone is trying to control you. They may be using words, slander or gossip to try to hurt you. If it bites your right hand, it hurts your masculine hand. If the dog bites your left hand, it means that someone is harming your feminine side. If the dog just bites your fingers, it may mean that you are losing skills associated with the side that the dog bit.

When a dog bites your arms in a dream, it generally represents something going on in your working environment. Often, it means that someone is being aggressive at work. Someone at work may also be trying to betray you.

Legs typically symbolize life and being balanced in life. If the dog bites your ankle or leg, it may mean that you are living an out-of-balance lifestyle. Often, the source of this imbalance is someone you care about. If your feet are bitten by a dog, then it means that your foundation is being shaken apart by a person that you trust. Your toes have a different meaning as well. Typically, toes are a part of your legs’ structure and help o keep you balance. When your toes are bitten, it shows that you do not want to try a new situation or you are hesitant about moving on.

When a dog bites your shoulder in the dream, it shows that you are overwhelmed by your responsibilities. In some cases, it may also mean that someone near you is making those responsibilities even harder to bear.

When a dog bites your eyes or ears in a dream, it shows that someone you trusted emotionally is preventing you from observing or experiencing the world in the way you wanted to. If the dog bites your neck in the dream, it shows that someone near you is driving a wedge between your heart and mind. This may be creating an inner conflict between what you think is the right thing to do and your feelings.



If the dog bites your face, it shows that an issue has developed because of someone near you. Other people may be able to see the situation that is confronting you, but they might be unable to help you deal with it. If you are bleeding from a dog bite in your dreams, it shows that there is a confrontation with someone near you. You may feel guilty because of a physical or emotional fight with that person.

When a dog only attempts to bite you in a dream, it shows that you have inner conflicts about someone close to you. The conflict has not truly risen to the surface yet, but your subconscious is already aware of that possibility.

If the dog is trying to bite a bone in the dream, it actually represents a more auspicious meaning. This means that you are trying to understand the future. You know what you want out of life, but you are not certain if that is what the future holds yet. Meanwhile, a dog biting furniture shows that someone may try to hurt your home life or family. It may be a close friend or family member who is hurting the tranquility of your home or marriage.

dreaming of a dog trying to attack you

Other Dog Meanings

The different types of dogs and symbols in your dream can also carry unique meanings. We will cover some of the more common ones.

Dog Fight: A dog fight in your dream shows that you feel ashamed. You may be trying to represent an aspect of yourself.

Bulldogs: A bulldog represents a protective force that is helping you in your life.

White Dog: A white dog shows that your friend’s intentions are pure.



Black Dogs: Black dogs in your dream show the dark side of a friend. Their true intentions might be hidden, but you are able to see through them.

Dachshund: A dachshund in your dream shows your devotion and loyalty to the people around you. Your rational thinking is well-grounded.

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    • If your dream caused you to feel as though there were a meaning that was specific to your left knee, then that is likely the connection. There are variety of potential meanings regarding your left knee. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction, as this will support you in whatever life brings your way. Have a great day, Nathan!

    • These dreams are reflections of your fears and concerns. Dogs biting are often reflections of your knowledge of actions that may cause something beneficial to cause you fear. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Allow these dreams to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Joe!

    • These dreams are reflections of your fears and concerns. Dogs biting are often reflections of your knowledge of actions that may cause something beneficial to cause you fear. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Allow these dreams to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Joe!

  1. me and my best friend was on the way to church, when several dogs come from behind, the bigger one bite my left hand around my wrist ,there’s no blood but several pressure matk on the bitten area as the dog seems to be holding my hand but in its mouth, my friend tried helping by putting her hand in the dog mouth but the dog still choose my hand. in the end i managed to release my hand from its mouth
    p/s:i am scared of dog because i wass bitten in real life when i was a child, so even though in the dream it was not that violent i was pretty scared,

    What could this mean?

    • This dream may be a reflection of your previous interaction with violent dogs. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to have positive interactions with animals, as this will reduce your concerns and fears regarding animals. Have a great day, Fiona!

  2. My childhood friend’s black dog is bite my left thigh in my dream but in reality she is malay and can’t hv pet dog..

    • This dream is a reflection of a variety of influences in your life. You may have had an experience with a violent dog in your past. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone and everything in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive events and energy enter into your life. Have a great day, Sumythrah!

  3. Hello! 😊
    So it was a white dog who was normal till I got up to leave the room. I am afraid of dogs in real life so in the dream I tried to avoid it. The dog tried to follow me and suddenly bit my left hand. After that I remembered that I cried but did not wake up from the dream

    • This dream is a reflection of your fears. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone and everything in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that your fears are reduced in the future. Have a great day, Maybeline!

  4. A big brown dog approached me and bites my left hand small part of my skin comes out of hand and I can see small cavity due to his teeth on my hand and then dog owner Rushes to Hush the dog away .Dog runs away.Dog’s owner was a celebrity and his wife .

    • This dream is a reflection of a variety of influences that you have in your life. Dogs are fears associated with past experiences and other people’s training. The celebrity may be a manifestation of your media influences. The teeth are reflections of loss or concerns. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Rishab!

    • This dream may be a reflection of a fear in your life. Dreams about biting dogs may be reflections of your worries and influences. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone and everything with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive energy and events enter into your life. Have a great day, Tiffany!

    • This dream may be a reflection of a fear that you may have in your life. The dog may be a placeholder for something else. You may be concerned that something you trust or rely on may harm you. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Nana!

    • This dream may be a reflection of your concerns regarding common fears. It is possible that you are concerned that someone who is supporting your brother may harm him. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Jacjie!

  5. I had a dream that I was bitten on my right hand by a vicious dog. The dog bit me and tried to drag me down to the ground and at that same time I picked up an object on the grounds and stabbed the dog in the eye killing it. What exactly does it mean if I was attacked but conqured the attacker?

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. The dog may be a reflection of a fear or perhaps a concern that you have about an uncertainly. Your killing of the dog is likely a manifestation of your state of mind. Allow this dream to influence you to share your positive energy with the world. This will benefit you greatly. Have a great day, Kimberly!

  6. I dreamt that I was getting one of my own dogs out of my car and one of them but my lip
    But I wasn’t going to tell anyone so that nothing bad happened to my dog

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. It is likely that you may have a similar concern in your life. You may be afraid of something that you are comfortable with you. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Have a great day, Amber!

  7. I had a dream that a brown pit bull had bitten my right fingers so viciously but when I looked at my fingers the dog didn’t do much damage as I thought. I only had a little in print on my right index finger….

    Also a dog was attacking a girl she was bloody, in my mind. I believe she was dead. I didn’t actually witness her getting bitten just somehow I knew it

    Then I saw 2 dogs fighting

    What could all of this mean, I’m confused

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. The dogs in these dreams may indicate fears that you may have about things in your life that are not harmful and that you remain cautious of. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Let your actions be filled with positive energy. Have a great day, Tamesha!

  8. Thanks so much for replying. I believe I know what it could be ☺️
    P.s how can I delete my name because I didn’t mean to use my full name LoL

    • Thank you for sharing your positive comment. We will ensure that your privacy is cared for. Please share your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, T!

  9. Dog bite in dream have deeper meaning than the psychological aspect because the spiritual controls the outside parlance, dog bites in dream are indication of black witchcraft attacks, depending on were you are bitten, they want to project failure in all that you do, tamper with your future fortunes and so on, so when you have such dreams do not just relax, consult your spiritual assistance for cleansing and returning the projection back to sender, ……

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. It is beneficial when our community members share their ideas about spiritual assistance. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Britogen!

  10. The black dog bite my left leg foot but never pulled out. I woke up. Scare it felt so real. I told the owner look at your dog and he ignnore me

    • Your emotional feelings when waking is a sign of a strong reaction to your dream. This dream is a reflection of your fears. If his dog has not attacked you, then do not act as though it has. Ensure that you act with kindness and compassion. Do not choose to mistreat this animal. Have a great day, Mimi!

  11. The black dog bite my left leg foot but never pulled out. I woke up. Scare it felt so real. I told the owner look at your dog and he ignnore me

    • Your emotional feelings when waking is a sign of a strong reaction to your dream. This dream is a reflection of your fears. If his dog has not attacked you, then do not act as though it has. Ensure that you act with kindness and compassion. Do not choose to mistreat this animal. Have a great day, Mimi!

  12. I dreamt that a dog was walking towards me as I was sitting on the ground.I reached my arm out and was beginning to pet him but the dog seemed like it knew what he wants. The dog opened its muzzle and wanted to break my ribs without biting into my flesh.when I woke up,there was an unbearable pain in my ribs where the dog was trying to break in the dream.

    • Dogs are often indications that you are thinking about something in your life that is both positive and negative. The physical pain that you experienced in your waking life is a reflection of the strong emotional influences that you have in your life. You will find great benefit in allowing this dream to fade. Ensure that you act with kindness and compassion in the future. Have a great day, Mariam!

  13. I had a dream about my fiance’s (black) dog, lunging at me, grabbing my left hand and when it was released, continued to jump around barking at Me. He left no marks but I could feel on my skin where it happened.

    • Dreams about dogs are reflections of your concerns and worries about things in your life that have the capacity to be both positive and negative. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. This dog is not going to harm you, so ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Jennfier!

  14. In my dream last night I had a white/ brownish pit bull biting one of my hands more so the fingers it didn’t really hurt but I felt the pressure in my dream, my boyfriend in my dream had like no reaction he was just playing video games until I called to him he hit the dog or whatever the dog let go but everytime I would move the dog would try to bite me??!

    • Your dream may be a reflection of a fear in your life that may be influencing you to feel restrained or uncertain. Your boyfriend’s behavior in your dream may be a sign that you feel as though you want him to communicate with you. Allow this dream to guide you to act in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Rosa!

  15. I was in a living room with my family and friends and some dogs came out. One of the dogs was my brothers. He is a schnauzer mix. Small, brown. He lunged at my neck like he wanted to rip my throat out but I grab his jaws and was able to hold them open and prevent a bad bite there were maybe minor puncture wounds. I just woke up kinda horrified.

    • This dream is a reflection of various concerns in your life. This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Missy!

  16. Have being having dreams of dogs chasing me and trying to attack,the last I had is I was with a friend and the dog came,tried to attack my friend but when its saw me ,it came at me and tried to bite my hand,I pinned it down with my other hand cause my other hand was in its mouth, what does it mean?

    • Dreams of being chased are often signs that you have stresses in your life. The biting of the hand may be a sign that you feel that your creations are under appreciated or attacked. Allow this dream to influence you to stick to your decisions. If you find that you are chased in your future dreams, then attempt to communicate with whatever is chasing you. This may cause these dreams to no longer manifest. Have a great day, Olurombi!

  17. I dreamt last night I was walking somewhere and someone’s dog were on a leash. This dog walked over and stood up on it legs and sniffed, licked, then slightly bit my jacket and I yelled for the person to get their dog and they pulled him down.

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. The dog may be a sign of something that is common, but that you are uncertain about. You are aware of the relationship between owner and pet. Ensure that this dream influences you to feel more comfortable around unknown animals and situations. Have a great day, Belle!

  18. Need to understand my dream me and my wife are visiting family and its time for church. And like always we are running late so my wife and i decide to start walking. When out of the sudden a dog comes out of the darkness of the night and begins to walk by our side and his homeless owner in all torn up rags appears and begins to talk with several more dogs appearing in the night. They start growling and snapping at us but not attacking until one looks straight at my wife and lunges towards her but seconds Be for he could bite her I stick my arm out and he plunges his sharp teeth into my Right hand and to my surprise i react by stabbing the dog twice so that he would let go. Eventually he did and I took my wife and my self running for our lives back to the motel where we were staying. When we got there my hand was bloody and brussed horribly when out of the sudden there was a knock on the door and to my surprise when I opened the door all the dogs (pit bulls) where there and when I attempted to close the door as fast as I could the dog jumped up to attack my family and I got in the way once more and had grabbed the dog by his collar and yank him back towards myself when he attempted to bite me I bit his snot as hard as I could ripping flesh and not caring what I did for my mind was on protecting my loved ones at whatever the cause. Until I realized that i could feel his agonizing pain. so I let go but faster then I could blink the dog had thrown his bit and was latched on to my upper jaw and I can feel every tooth calapsing into one an other and my bones shattering feeling every single moment of that tremendous bite knowing I was hopeless to get this massive dog off.

    I woke up. With that exact pain.

    • This is dream was a relationship of a strong influence in your life. The dogs may represent a common fear or a concern about something cared for. Your behaviors in your dream are reflections of your actions in your waking life. The pain that you experienced in your waking life is a sign of your strong internal connections. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everything in your life. Have a great day, Jose!

  19. I dreamt I ran into my dead friend at a book store while checking out. 2 other people from high school were with her and told me she doesn’t remember being dead or that she was. I took her to my mom’s house (the house was the same as when I was a kid, not like how it was when friend passed) and when calling for everyone realized friend could shape shift into a large black dog like creature. When we got inside there was another dog and it was a mixture of my moms white German Shepard and the Pomeranian my friends family had when we were little. That dog bit my right hand and I realized my friend wasn’t my friend but a demon posing as my friend trying to control the dog. There are other details I remember but those were the larger portions. It really upset me and I can’t piece the desperate symbols and events myself and hope you can help.

    • The presence of your late friend in your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with her. The dog may have been a reflection of a fear or concern that you have in your life. The manifestation of a negative entity in your dream may be a manifestation of the media that you consume. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, and share your positive energy with the world. Have a great day, Kery!

  20. I had a dream that I saw a medium sized dog and I started petting it and all of a sudden he bit my hand and it felt so real I felt the pain and i was bleeding.

    • This dream may be a reflection of concerns and influences in your life. Depending on cultural influences, dogs may mean a variety of things when they appear in a dream. Regardless, allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Ensure that your actions are respectful of those that they impact. Have a great day, Melissa!

  21. I had a dream I reached down to pet a small weird looking dog(it was brown but it’s mouth was very black/almost as if the dog was sick). Then it attached it’s teeth to my right index finger and wouldn’t release my finger.My mom was right next to me but didn’t seem to understand I was asking for help. Then the dog stopped and bit my left index finger but not as hard a grip. My fingers were in extreme pain,swollen and then bloody and it caused my hands to turn black. When I went to confront the owner, she said it was my fault,tried to attack me and and my family and called more people to assist her. When I woke up, my fingers were hurting as if the dream had actually happened.

    • Your dream is a reflection of various fears and concerned in your life. The appearance of the dog’s owner may be a sign that there is someone that may be causing stresses in your life. The feeling in your finger during your waking life may be a sign of this strong connection. Perhaps reduce stresses in your life, if you are able to do so. Share your positive energy with the world. Have a great day, Kimmy!

  22. so how do you stop you’re yourself from having such dreams? and if u dream of dog trying to bit your friends and they all hide behind you, then the dogs stop trying to harm them,what does that mean?

    • Dogs in dreams are often reflections of common social fear. You are comfortable with animals, and you are aware that your actions are beneficial to those around you. If you have similar dreams in the future, then attempt to communicate with what is causing you fear or stress. In your waking life, ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion, as this will reduce negative influences in your life. Have a great day, Ricky!

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