runlikethewind wrote:AMZH86 you never mentioned in your first post any of the biting. This is important and we need to know why he is biting. Please can you explain the daily routine of the dog and what you are doing or what is going on at the time which then leads to a bite.
My dog is aggressive when we go to take ticks off him yet is fine when the vet does touches him.ie he is only aggressive to his owner. There is supposed to be such a thing as 'control conflict aggression' where the dog controls (with aggression) what his or her owners does to the dog. ie the dog has low tolerance levels to anything. That concept has been refuted on here - being that the dog just has a personality which prefers space and not being touched unless on his terms.
The biting has been twice in the last 2 weeks.
I wake up and let him outside to the toilet at around 7am,
7.30 Breakfast time
8.00 Toilet time
he is then left monday- friday from 8.30 until 9.35 for me to do the school run.
around 10am i take him for a walk have reduced down to 25minutes, the local park is only 2minutes away, i throw toys for him to fetch, walk him around the field (we run 1/2 way)
when i get home the door is left open so he can go to the toilet whenever he feels the need or just play out there with his toys while i clean up.
1pm i spend half an hour constantly throwing a ball and a rope (alternitavely). then come in
he plays with his toys whether it be his rope, ball, kongs or teething toys
4pm the kids come home from school around 4.15 play in the garden, usually with their dad while i prepare tea throwing things for him
5pm he has his tea
about 7pm he goes for his evening strole to the park again and has just started to play with other dogs rather than just licking them to death.
then again at 9.15 he goes for another 10 minute walk.(if he doesnt go for this walk, he has accidents in the house)
There has been a few times he has wanted to play but wouldnt sit so i turned away so he has nipped either my arm or my bottom as i have been walking away,(we always get him to sit before we play) but i put this down to frustration of being ignored. The first time he actually bit me,it was that hard i almost cried, i was just stood giving my little girl a cuddle,she was singing nursery rhymes which we do quite often around Baxter, i asked him to sit when he started barking, that is when he growled and bit my knee,which is lucky it was me as my daughters leg was 2inches above where he got me. The second time i was making a cup of tea for my friend,he came in from the garden and started barking at me. So i ignored it,it progressed so i asked him to sit, he continued barking at me,i didnt want to get his collar to remove him,incase he bit my hand so i removed myself, he continued to bark, i waited until he stopped walked back in and was greeted by more barking, i asked him to sit,he didnt instead he growled and bit my leg. My friend was even shocked. He has been fantastic for over a week without these outbursts, she spends alot of time here and even she said his body language had changed and he was going to bite,he was warning me. There was nothing he could have been guarding. They come out of nowhere, most of the time i can control the situation but it seems now that i cant.He will be fine for days or a week and then just start, 5 minutes after starting he has stopped and is back to himself.