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Aggression - Biting!
(Brora, Scottish Highlands)
My JRx bitch - who is almost 4 - just bit a woman she knows really well. We were all out for the day - it was very exciting, dog show, horses, people, quite warm etc...and when we went back to the car my friend (who looks after Truffle when we go away, sometimes for a day or two, sometimes for over a week, she loves going there!) was putting her back in her car crate (a large, soft pet carrier that we use in the car and if we take Truff away with us - so her travel 'bed')and she bit her quite badly on the hand. Broke the skin and needed first aid....
What can I do........I have been worried for some time about her border line aggression with other dogs, and although she can be 'nippy' at times when excited - she has never really 'bitten' anyone...... When she is with June (the dogsitter) she is happy as larry - but I wonder if it is because I was there today.....??? Is it aggression, is it protecting me - is it protecting her bed...?? I just don't know - thankfully it wasn't a child..... it makes me so sad as she is a lovely, playful, intelligent and loving dog. All I can think now is that I need to get a muzzle.