Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Newport Beach, CA
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I would advise getting an obedience expert with experience dealing with biting issues involved as soon as possible.
My parents have 4 rescue dogs, all of whom had been mistreated. One of the dogs, a terrier mix, occasionally growled and nipped at visitors. My parents who are very experienced dog owners tried to deal with the behavior. One day their neighbor, who comes over almost daily, bent down to pick up a piece of ice that had dropped. The terrier viciously attacked his face and he ended up with almost a hundred stitches. Four years later, his scars still look awful. Fortunately, he was a good friend and did not sue my parents. I shudder to think that it could have been one of my children or another child that was attacked. I lobbied my parents to put the dog down, but they didn't. They did get a behavior expert involved and spent a lot time crating the dog and doing various other behavior modification techniques. She did seem to respond well to the training. My parents are very cautious now and put her up now whenever they have guests in the house.
I guess my advice is to get some help to deal with this before it escalates into something more severe. Good luck!
Debbie and Riley