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Old 12-11-2012, 03:52 PM
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The other day I had my family over and my baby was on my lap. My niece (who my chi sees every day..and loves) came near my girl and did what she always does, pet her and put her cheek up to her. This is not unusual. It happens many times whether I am holding the dog or not. Out of the blue, for no reason, K barked really loud and bit my niece in the face! We were stunned!

I immediately repremanded her and sent her in a time out. I admit I did yell alot. My niece was screaming and crying and bleeding. It was terrible.

The last few weeks my girl has been so well behaved. All the biting that we used to have issues with during play had stopped completly. She is very obedient and does not get into things. I rarely have to repremand her. She does not like strange people touching her but she loves my family, and has never done anything like this before.

Today, my niece came over for a little while with my sister and while my sister was holding her on her lap petting her, out of the blue, she growled and snapped at her and then as they were leaving she growled and snapped at my niece again. She is not in any pain, just having some sort of issue.

My niece is not afraid of her even though this happened but she is sad because they were such good buddies.

Just venting..thanks for reading.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:01 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this Anna. It must be so frustrating and upsetting for you. I know how I have felt when Mylo has snapped at me. Could it be anything to do with her being in season? I hear it can change their personality. Sounds like you did well with her. I've found that using a firm voice and time out has worked better with Mylo than just putting him straight in a time out. Hope you get it sorted Hun and Kalisee is back to her old self xox
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Amberleah bites all the time, So I have to be very careful. I think Amberleah bites because she has had such bad experience with having to go to vets so much and they hurt her so she thinks everyone going to hurt her. I have been working with her. but slow going. Is there anyway some one accidentally hurt her?
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My chi is exactly the same way not only with my twin 7 year olds that she grew up with, but with other dogs or anything/anyone that comes near me while she's on my lap. To be honest, you're just going to have to expect her to snap when anyone gets close to you & she's on your lap. You can avoid anyone being hurt by watching her closely when someone approaches. I calmly say to Midgie, Be good & if I see Midgie starting to get aggravated or wanting to get away from them, I make them leave her alone. I'm so glad your neice isn't afraid of her. Just explain to your neice that chis can be tempermental sometimes & are jealous when someone comes to close to their mommy.

BTW--It's nothing you did. She's not in pain or hurt. It wasn't your neices fault. Many chis don't like kids, but that doesn't mean that they can't co-exist with them.
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:O Ohh that's so sad maybe with lots of praise for when she is good with them she'll be less likely to snap? I don't know what else I can suggest. I hope she learns to be friends with them soon x
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It must be so frustrating and upsetting for you. I know how I have felt when Mylo has snapped at me. Could it be anything to do with her being in season?
Thank you. It is frustrating because she was doing so well and now she bit someone she was close to for no reason out of the blue. Then she tried to bite my sister and acts like she does not like them anymore. I think it is because she was repremanded and is not sure how to act. I thought maybe it could be because she is in season but she is almost at the end and was really well behaved through it all.


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Amberleah bites all the time, So I have to be very careful. I think Amberleah bites because she has had such bad experience with having to go to vets so much and they hurt her so she thinks everyone going to hurt her."
Proabably the poor little dear! Who would not be afraid of people after all that she went through.

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To be honest, you're just going to have to expect her to snap when anyone gets close to you & she's on your lap.
You may be right. I am not sure it has to do with her being in my lap because she doesn't do that to anyone else ever. If this is a new thing..I have to find ways to deal with it. Thank you for telling me what you do with Midge, I will keep that in mind.

[QUOTE]O Ohh that's so sad maybe with lots of praise for when she is good with them she'll be less likely to snap? I don't know what else I can suggest. I hope she learns to be friends with them soon x[QUOTE]

Thanks! I hope they will become friends again soon and that my girl is not turning into a meanie!

:O Ohh that's so sad maybe with lots of praise for when she is good with them she'll be less likely to snap? I don't know what else I can suggest. I hope she learns to be friends with them soon x
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A lot of chihuahuas will exhibit guarding behavior if they are sitting on someone's lap or being held. I would not allow her to sit on your lap when your niece or other children are over.
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A lot of chihuahuas will exhibit guarding behavior if they are sitting on someone's lap or being held. I would not allow her to sit on your lap when your niece or other children are over.
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.

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