Dog kept nipping me... Advice please
HigherFurtherFasterBaby · 29/10/2019 09:00
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.
trendingsomewhere · 29/10/2019 09:10
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 · 29/10/2019 09:46
No, that's absolutely inappropriate behaviour.
Why didn't your friend make an effort to control her dog?
HigherFurtherFasterBaby · 29/10/2019 11:30
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.
BeesKnees4 · 29/10/2019 11:32
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 · 29/10/2019 11:35
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 · 29/10/2019 11:37
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 · 29/10/2019 13:32
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?
adaline · 29/10/2019 13:41
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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