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Dog kept nipping me... Advice please

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HigherFurtherFasterBaby Tue 29-Oct-19 09:00:47

If you were visiting a friend, and their dog (not a puppy) nipped you numerous times - as in the dog was wandering around and nipped me whenever they passed me, as well as sitting with their ears back staring at you, would you be unnerved by it?

Because I bloody well was.

Admittedly I don’t go around very often so I’m a relative stranger, but other friends and family dogs don’t behave like this towards me.

Can’t decide if I overreacted by leaving or not.

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trendingsomewhere Tue 29-Oct-19 09:10:01

Not you're not over-reacting, domestic dogs shouldn't do this.
Why doesn't your friend shut the dog away when they have visitors? (Or train the dog not to bite people - but that might be asking too much from your dappy friend)

adaline Tue 29-Oct-19 09:46:45

No, that's absolutely inappropriate behaviour.

Why didn't your friend make an effort to control her dog?

HigherFurtherFasterBaby Tue 29-Oct-19 11:30:39

The dog just doesn’t listen. He’s cute but an absolute dickhead, gets stupidly excited at everything. Doesn’t follow any basic commands.

I grew up with this breed of dog and although excitable they never nipped or stared anyone down like that.

But I’ve never owned a dog so wasn’t sure if it is sometimes normal?! I sound like a right thicko.

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BeesKnees4 Tue 29-Oct-19 11:32:15

Clearly the dog knows you’re evil 😉🐶
Sounds like your dozy friend hasn’t bothered training and socialising her dog, Id send her a link to training classes.

adaline Tue 29-Oct-19 11:35:50

If the dog won't listen it should be on a lead. Ours still gets over-excited when we have visitors so he's put on his house line for a while until he settles. Not acceptable to have a dog that nips at guests - even puppies should be prevented from doing this.

missbattenburg Tue 29-Oct-19 11:37:09

Honestly, it sounds like you were scared, the dog was scared and the owner was an idiot for not recognising this and doing something about it.

HigherFurtherFasterBaby Tue 29-Oct-19 13:32:02

DSis keeps her almost 1 year old dog on a lead when people visit because he cannot stop himself from constantly licking them, he’s ridiculous. He licked my jeans for 10 mins straight last time.

I wasn’t scared initially but after the last nip and him glaring at me I left sharpish.

Any particular training or just a general one?

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adaline Tue 29-Oct-19 13:41:05

The dog needs to be taught to settle down and ignore visitors when they enter the room. Victoria Stilwell does a lot of training on desensitising dogs towards visitors to their home - it's not a quick process but it does work. We've used it on our dog when the postman arrives and now he doesn't even wake up, let alone bark and make a huge fuss.

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