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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 PM
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Yes, this is going to be changed. Although mostly I think that she got annoyed because I had her in my lap and there was a plate of human food in front of me..I think my niece distracted her "view" from that, and she got really annoyed. I am not sure it was a guarding situation towards me, but even so, I plan to stop holding her when people are around.

She has been trained not to react when someone takes her food away, and she does really well with that. In this situation she was not allowed to have any of what was on the plate anyway and I think she was pretty irritated because her "window shopping" was interrupted Thank you for your advice.
Oh, that totally makes sense why she attacked!! They will attack when food is present as your chi thought that your neice would get the food instead of her. Even tho the food wasn't meant for your chi, they will attack for food. It's just natural animal instinct. I would still be careful with any dog around children. Although our pets are smart, they are still dogs & are only doing what's natural in the doggy world. Still doesn't mean that we have to accept this behavior.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:38 PM
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Lisa is so right! We take our dogs to work with us and at lunch time, if anyone comes into the shop, Angel goes nuts, because of the food that is out! He never gets any of it, but still goes crazy!

Anna, I know how you feel. I have a situation with Angel. He doesn't like one of my daughters-in-law and suddenly he's not real fond of my 6-year old grandson! So, I have to watch him very carefully.

I am very tuned to him also, so if I sense he is uncomfortable in a situation, I will either put him in his crate or in some way, keep him from "getting into trouble." I wish he was the type that anyone could just pet and love him and he is accepting of it. But some chis like to own their people! hahaha

It's not easy, but maybe she will change as she gets a little older.

She's so cute!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:56 PM
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I think this was probably due to the food, and maybe a little from being in heat. I am afraid that I would not have this pup on your lap at all with your little one in the house. I might just decide to put her in a crate for awhile for her own safety. Then she wouldn't have to be 'watched' all the time.?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:45 PM
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Don't feel embarrassed! It's not a reflection on you or your parenting! Also don't feel helpless, you can control this. You have all the resources and all the power. YOU get to decide what is acceptable and what isn't. Oh b*tches!!! Girls can be so temperamental once they hit the teens/ adulthood! Boys too, but more those b*tchy girls! They start feeling confident enough to exert themselves, and sometimes physically(Usually when they feel stressed, fearful, threatened, annoyed.). Some dogs just require more space to feel comfortable than others, and getting in a dogs face is a threat in doglish! Ugh... There are lots of ways for you to address the issue. I have a time out spot for naughty or antisocial behavior that works very well. Most dogs hate being sent away from you, even for a few minutes! When I see my corgi girl starting to get annoyed(She is really good with children, but my best friends little boy can test any dogs patience. She also really does not like most other dogs.), I tell her to "Go to your room!". I used to walk her to it, but now she goes right in herself. Sometimes if she has had enough she will put herself in there. Lol It taught her she needs to WALK AWAY when she is frustrated, and under no circumstance will we allow any violence of any kind! After a little bit we let her come back, if she still acts tense, gets in a dogs face, starts following intently, with her head down, staring like she will burn a hole in the other dogs neck(Ours is mostly dog dog issues, all of our family and friends have dogs that come visit.) ... right back out! She hates being sent away worse than her personal feelings of wanting to destroy other intruder dogs. Lol Most of the time she is the worst when the other dogs come near ME! Her most cherished resource. <3 <3 <3 This has worked very well for us, with our dogs as well as our fosters. Good luck lady! I hope you can figure out a good solution, and you know it's perfectly normal!!!
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