Originally Posted by Alley
(((((VTGirl)))) I'm so sorry. I had a shepherd mix bite my child -- lightly --when he was four and it absolutely freaked me out. When I questioned my son further I realized that he'd been jumping over my poor dog -- length wise -- upsetting her.
She never bit him again. It was a one time thing. But much earlier -- years earlier -- the same shepherd mix lightly bit my sister (who is a serious royal pain). I cannot tell you how on target my dog was to realize that my sister is not right in the head.
Those were the only two times with my girl and she was an AWESOME dog. Absolutely awesome. I guess that's my way of saying that maybe to the dog it made a ton of sense.
I'm really sorry though -- it's so hard to go through.
Thank you for your support Alley, I am glad that your dog has a happy story and is awesome!
Originally Posted by selzer
She is not quite nine months old. I am sorry this happened, but I do not think it is time to panic yet. See what the trainer says, and ask what the plan will be for her.
She is a puppy yet, and an adolescent to boot. It may have been a series of events/circumstances that caused the bite. If she is not used to be managed by others, is not used to your uncle, maybe the combination of chanes caused her to me more fearful thatn usual.
Yes she is still young. I do hope the trainer will have good training tips and plans for her and I. She is watched by my family frequently, but they do not read her as well as I do, which is why i have decided that i do not want them to watch her unless under emergency circumstances, or for potty breaks and than they can take her out to the back yard. (for now)
My uncle is very tall, large, and has a beard.. which maybe is the most threatening person she has ever seen, so like you said it could be that particular circumstance.