My husband and I just adopted a 7 year old mini eskimo. He is GREAT with my son, and great with us a big lover. He wasnt abused his owener loved him very much but she got into an accident and could no longer feed, bathe, or care for him.
But my problem is 1.) his barking which I cant seem to get him to stop doing and 2.) when hes eating something if you come near him he growls, today he actually bit my hand when I went to go reach for something my son threw on the floor. It scared me but I know hes not like that all the time. I dont know what to do to break that... He has never tried to bite my son or even growled at him but the fact that he did it to me was nervewrecking. A trainer told me I have to set aside my fear and just take food from him even if he is growling, but obviously thats not a good idea. Does anyone have any ideas or advice? My husband says we should just feed him seperatally and alone.
I also have a 1 year old papillon who barks when someone knocks on my door or walks by (we live in an apartment), and she usually stops when I saw so, but he doesnt.
on another note both of my dogs will run for the door if it is opened and if they get by us they RUN outside and dont come when called. The eskimo (dakota) got out the other day and ran across my parking lot, if it wasnt for my neighbor i would have never gotten him back.. What can I do to stop these habits.?
Answer by AntoinetteF at 4:50 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
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