Our dog has always been very agressive and mean. He always growls. I have had a feeling this was gonna happen but hoped it wouldnt. My DH is so close to this dog and thats really the only reason I have kept him. He is a maltese shitzhu mix. About an hour ago, he did it. He bit me really hard on the foot and drew blood. It was over his food. I told him to go lay down and my foot touched his back legs and he bit me. It drew blood. I started screaming bc it hurt really bad and im am no baby. I can handle pain. We have had him almost 2 years. We have a 6 month old son and I cant let this happen to him.
What do I do???? Take him to the shelter???
Even tho he bit me this is so hard and my DH is crying and so upset.
Has anyone ever been therw this??
Plz what would you do???
Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Nov. 15, 2009 in Pets
I'm sry but I would get rid of it before it turns and hurts your child or children.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by shay1130 at 11:20 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:23 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by gammie at 11:26 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by MommyLee08 at 11:27 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
He is possessive of his food and probably other things if i had to guess. It is also called Resource guarding. This is a very normal dog behavior and can be fixed. My own dog was a resource guarder. DO NOT GIVE THIS DOG AWAY OR PUT HIM DOWN. You have allowed this behavior to go on. You should take the time to fix the problem instead of putting it on someone else. The first thing you need to start doing is hand feeding him at least once a day. You need to make him work for everything. Nothing should be free he must earn it. In the beginning all privileges need to be revoked. Don't allow him in bed or on the furniture. If he is possessive of toys or bone they must be taken away for awhile. There is a book you should read called MINE! Resource guarding in dogs by Jean Donaldson, You can find it on Amazon.com. I hope you will take my advise because this is a fixable problem. It does take work but it is doable.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 11:54 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by shay1130 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:01 PM on Nov. 15, 2009