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14 Year Old becoming a biter
I love my dog. I mean he's been my best friend for a long time now. He's adorable in the mornings. Loves to wake me up and is easy to pet etc. But at night. He becomes a whole other animal. He will growl at you as he gets into his bed. Has snapped at me once or twice. He's bitten a few friends usually related to them trying to give him food and he accidentally gets em. He's got very sharp teeth.
My vet put him on Prozac about 5 years ago and his anxiety certainly is better but still, if you are anywhere near him eating or if he's just grumpy. Watch out. I was wiping an ant off of him yesterday as he was eating a treat outside and he bit my finger. Pretty badly.
As I said. I love my dog. But I can't deal with the biting and I'm not sure how best to go about how to solve this problem. He has some arthritis, and I know thats probably worse at night. Perhaps he thinks I'm hurting him? But I stay away from petting him (kills me) at night because he's just to unpredictable.
When friends are over I'm usually on pins and needles afraid he's going to just strike.