I’m temporarily caring for a family member’s dog and he’s a handful. A cute little terrier who is generally outgoing and friendly, but who is also dominant and prone to snapping and even pretty aggressive biting when he’s touched in a way that annoys him. And it doesn’t take much to annoy him.
I can keep him away from other people and I’m very tactful in how I handle him so I’m not worried about him hurting anyone. However, having to tiptoe around him is annoying, particularly since he’s a velcro dog who wants to be hanging out right beside me all the time.
We’re doing a lot of basic obedience and work on good manners, though even that can be a challenge because he’s stubborn and sometimes uncooperative, but we’re slowly making progress. Still, the biting is a major problem.
Any suggestions for good books or websites that have info on addressing biting? I’m not expecting to “fix” someone else’s dog but I’d like to be able to live with him without getting bitten.