Figured I would give an update and quick replies to some posts on here. Kpoo have to disagree with you. Although they are not human they are my kids, they just have fur. I do treat them like animals but I treat animals differently then the average person and I don't think its wrong. Sorry. I am not a fan of spoiled brats either trust me. I do believe in discipline and not just warnings.
Someone else posted before that if I call her or act nice when she bites she will learn its ok. Now don't get me wrong I understand where you are coming from. However if I don't move or if I show ANY kind of dominance she attacks and will keep biting. To be honest she has bitten me over 20 times now.
As for the walking away if I turn or walk back or away she attacks. If I get down and call her she kinda gets confused and snaps out of it.
I'd like to skip to the present now if I may.
I have not consulted a behavior specialist because right now I cannot afford it. They just cost way to much around here to have to keep going back. She has seen my vet. I have spent a lot on her so far at my vet just getting shots, HW test etc. She also is need need of a teeth cleaning real bad and possible removable which I need to save for.
I have tried contacting the person I got her from cause I know she HAS to know the biting issue and just never said anything. She will not email back or answer or return a call. ....Shocker! ( insert sarcasm here)
She is lucky I am the one who took her cause I am sure anyone else would have bounced her again.
The main thing is after getting to know me she has calmed down A LOT! She still has her moments. She gets a bit food aggressive but ONLY towards things she knows she isn't supposed to have like garbage. Regular dog food she has no issues with. Also when someone knocks at the door and I try getting them to be quiet and back I will walk in front of them backing them up and she will attack my feet or ankles.
She adores my boyfriend and I mean goes nuts when he comes over and cries when he leaves. I am wondering if perhaps it was a female who abused her cause she LOVES men.
She gets extremely protective of him and will often go to growl or bite me if I go near him on the couch. He automatically yells at her and pushes her off and tells her no. She will not bite him and listens to him. Even from another room. If I can't get her to do something he can. If he is here she barely listens to me no matter how firm I am but she is beginning to start and he always supports me and makes her do what I say. She is getting very good with no biting while here is here though.
She listens to me when he isn't here though pretty well and is a big love bug. She is a funny little things and now rolls on her back for tummy rubs. She gets moody at night though and still has her snapping moments. She usually comes right up to me after she realizes what she does and licks my hands or nudges me. Almost like crap I'm sorry! I tell her that wasn't nice and she just looks at me with these sad eyes. I don't go to pet her though I don't give her any love until she goes and lays down. Then I will. I really think she is coming around. She has made so much progress in such little time.
When she goes to bite me now m which is not too often anymore , I kinda just take it. I don't back down now and she stops quicker but still goes at it. I often try to move towards her when she threatens me so she doesn't think I am scared but if I show any dominance she snaps.
She loves to play and loves her toys. She plays with me constantly and mouth open as well. She will have my entire hand in her mouth but soo gentle. She never bites during this time and is as gentle as can be. She even takes some treats now and again veryyy gentle.
Me and my boyfriend have decided to move in together next month. We will be getting a bigger space eventually but she has a permanent home with us. Neither of us will let her go. I think she just got lucky and ended up in the right hands. she even tries to play with the other dogs now as well although they are weary of her after she bit them.
I hope I can come back and update that she hasn't bitten me since one day but until then I will keep updating.
I thank you all for your advice!!!
If I could afford a behavior specialist I really would. Anything she needed but right now I just really can't. I can get her the basic vetting and whatever else medical or emergency if/when needed but I can't afford a behavior specialist on the spot. Hope everyone understands. Sorry so long!