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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Only a quick break down.
My dog just bit me.
My foot was near the back of his head when he was laying down and he started growling at the proximity of my foot to his face....
I went to move my foot away and he snapped and latched hold of me.
I now have a hole in my foot between my big toe and second toe.
He is a Pittbull just turned 3 in September and I'm worried that he is turning.
I wouldn't want to have him put down and I won't.
But I wondered if anyone got any advice.
It's the first time he's ever bit anyone/thing.
Was he just startled by my sudden movements or is he turning???
Thanks in advance.
originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: Hazardous1408
My 2 German Shepherds bit me each only once when they were about a year and a half.
They were trying for the Alpha dog spot.
I put the fear of God in them, without doing any physical damage to them, and they NEVER pulled that again.
They need to learn they are not the pack leader.
originally posted by: waftist
a reply to: stosh64
I hear ya and it reminds me of my friend, a real farmer country boy and when his dog got aggressive with him, he laid it on it's side and stayed on top of it til it urinated, which he said was a gesture of submissiveness. He said it worked without hurting the dog, just reestablishing pack order.
Sounds kinda crazy and I've never heard of that.