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Old 02-11-2013, 02:31 AM
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Wow, that hurt, you reacted the best way, hope she has learned who the boss is.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:16 AM
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Aiiii....maybe she is just a evil little girl, hehe...my boy is like that too, not that extreme..but if he wants to bite, he bites..haha..yesterday he was even snapping at me when I told him not to lick my foot, he gets so obsessed with it, hehehe..I could not stop lauhging...my own foot, haha..he wanted it, lol I don't mind snarling, snapping or biting..I live alone with him and he is spoiled rotten, hehe..I'm sure there are things I do too that he don't like so my Baby lives like a free wolf, hihi..I love it, hihi.

If you want to correct it, just walk away from that behavior..Stand up and leave, you don't have to do much more I think...they don't want us leaving, so maybe it helps. Or you could keep a treat bag near you at all times, and once in a while give her a snack if she is good maybe that triggers her to be sweeter
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:14 AM
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I agree with the previous comment about NILIF (Nothing in life is free). If I were you I would do some research and put it into practice. It is what we do in our home and it works great. Dogs need to learn they are not in charge in the house and that you the human control all the resources, they actually feel more comfortable that way. Dogs want to have rules and boundrys, it gives them stability.

Personally I have never alpha rolled my dogs and I am even a person that prescribes to the idea that I am the alpha dog in my house and the dogs follow my rules- I always tell people "I run a tight ship". Particularly a dog as small as a chihuahua, they know you are physically bigger than them and I think alpha rolling just makes them nervous and is a good way to get bit and make a nervous dog. You need to win the mental battle- and for that you don't need your hands. I think NILIF will really help you out.
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NILIF sounds great but imo that is part of being alpha and being the leader.

You are the one who provides, but you don't provide easily, they have to earn things- the same way a lower pack member has to wait until the leader is done before eating.

We need to be that leader and I find it very effective and a good way to have a good relationship with my dog. He is usually respectful, is learning not to tug the lead (A leader walks up front. I ask him to walk at heel instead, keeping me in charge) and is just a better dog for it. It doesn't mean be unpleasant or constantly barrel roll your dog (although I have done it once or twice), just be assertive with them. Also, grabbing the scruff using the tips of your fingers (like teeth but not hard enough to hurt) can be a very effective way of getting the point across. It doesn't hurt but is similar to disipline the mother uses. If you ever get snapped at again, I'd scruff and give a loud growl, and wait until your dog settles down into a calm, submissive state before letting her go. It may take a minute or two, but as was said- it really is a mental battle.
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Definitely act more alpha with her, not meanly, but be more assertive.

I would consider a check up at the vet. Sometimes dogs act out of character if something is wrong with them. My friend's wolf dog went after her because he had stomach tumors and needed surgery. He was hurting, not mean. The aggression was the only outward sign for a while but eventually other things showed up.
My sister-in-laws cat used to go for your throat, horrible thing. Eventually it turned out he had a very rotten tooth which the vet said would be giving him pain, had it pulled, different cat. May be worth a check over or maybe she just forgot her place for 5 minutes


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My sister-in-laws cat used to go for your throat, horrible thing. Eventually it turned out he had a very rotten tooth which the vet said would be giving him pain, had it pulled, different cat. May be worth a check over or maybe she just forgot her place for 5 minutes


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They often times have no other way of telling us it hurts but to bite.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:17 PM
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My doxie snapped at me first time in 11 years. Two days later we were at the vet she was losing the ability to lose her back legs. She was in pain maybe a check up at the vet. I agree you need to assert yourself as the boss. Biting is a very dangerous habit for her to get in.
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Aiiii....maybe she is just a evil little girl, hehe...my boy is like that too, not that extreme..but if he wants to bite, he bites..haha..yesterday he was even snapping at me when I told him not to lick my foot, he gets so obsessed with it, hehehe..I could not stop lauhging...my own foot, haha..he wanted it, lol I don't mind snarling, snapping or biting..I live alone with him and he is spoiled rotten, hehe..I'm sure there are things I do too that he don't like so my Baby lives like a free wolf, hihi..I love it, hihi.

If you want to correct it, just walk away from that behavior..Stand up and leave, you don't have to do much more I think...they don't want us leaving, so maybe it helps. Or you could keep a treat bag near you at all times, and once in a while give her a snack if she is good maybe that triggers her to be sweeter

This is not normal behaviour and you should not be laughing about this.
Google NILIF it's all jokes until your ill mannered dog attacks someone one day and they sue you.

As for OP no it's not normal and should not be tolerated, you did the right thing ( I feel) with the alpha roll. (some here don't like that)

Some dogs have wiring that's a bit "skewed" and you really need to reinforce who is top dog.
If one of my dogs ever snarled or growled at me let alone bit! I'd be dealing with that PRONTO.
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