She is 23 and not a child. It was not a serious bite but unacceptable behavior. He is reactive to people entering the house especially those he is unfamiliar with. He did the sneaky come from behind ankle nip not a hard bite but, not good behavior.
This only happens when I am not there to correct him. I would appreciate any suggestions for correcting this behavior especially when your not there! When I am home I make him watch me or do some training activity to keep his focus on me.
He is 15 months old right now and I think or hope that some of his resent behavior my be influenced by poodle adolescence which is the topic of another post.
Why dogs bite
All dogs can bite, and given differing circumstances, all dogs will. Although we humans regard any bite as aggression, for dogs, biting is a natural and normal means of canine communication and defense. Itís actually surprising that our dogs donít bite us more often than they do!
Most biters can be improved
The good news is that relatively few dogs are beyond help. If you make a commitment to helping your dog feel more comfortable with the world, thereís a good chance you will succeed. You will understand why he has bitten in the past, and be able to avoid his stressors while you work to convince him that what are now stressors for him are actually good things.
Just be nice.
Cabryn Chagall, CGC
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