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?
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.
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.