So I'm "dog" sitting a male dog and he's cute mostly. However sometimes when I'm watching tv or chilling on the bed he wants to jump up. I can tell he wants to get on but he's too small to be able to do so by himself. So then when I help him get on by picking him up gently he bites me really hard on my hand!!! After that he's all happy and cheerful and lays down very relaxed. :/ There has been 2 occassiosn where he didn't but majority of the time he does and it's starting to piss me off because I either have to deal with him staring at me or scratching at me wanting to be picked up OR I get bitten on my hand.
I'm pretty sure my handling technique is fine as he did the same bite thing with my mother too when she picked up him onto the bed. I really don't know what his problem is :/
Most Helpful Guy
When my dog was a pup he would bark at me when I tried to stroke him. To combat this I would grab him by the scruff of the neck and tap him on the nose whilst staring at him in the eyes until he looked away. I made sure that I never looked away first because this is a sign of submission and the dog would think that he is hierarchically above you.
You need to let the dog know that you're boss. When he is eating, take his food away from him at put it on the kitchen counter. Wait for a few minutes and then put it back. I used to do this with my dog and now at 27 months he is very obedient and always obeys my commands.5
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Little yappy dogs, for some Reason of their own Sassy Season, are Either All for you to Pick them Up Or Object when they Are... Gently picked up.
The Best from the Rest is to let him go, don't try and and lift him or wear a pair of gloves if you decide t let him have his own way to Lay.
Who knows what goes on behind closed doors with Him and the Owner, @XRabbitHeartX Perhaps there is Someone in the House who is treating him like a naughty Mouse and it is Showing his bad side here, dear.
And of course Now that he knows he has the upper Paw and All, can sense you are a bit nervous, he Knows it and Shows it.
Good luck. xx