Nicki:Cassie & Roo's mom
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ventura county, CA
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Yes, Cassie does it too, and it seems like she is really mad, but I know she is really just playing. She has never bitten me in real anger, and I have been around dogs all my life and know the difference. I've seen her suddenly go from the chase me game to half crazed hyper, but it ends very quickly. I think it's like they get an adrenalin rush and can't control it. I usually know not to work her into a frenzy, so it doesn't happen often. To end it, I will either walk away, or pick her up/hold her and calmly talk to her for a few seconds until she calms down. RLH is different and she usually stops as soon as she coughs and is tired out.
My suggestion would be to not encourage it, by letting the dog know you won't accept the behavior, and stop playing as soon as it happens.
Nicki, Cassie, & Roo
Last edited by nlb; 06-04-2012 at 11:33 PM.