Angela (angelacm) wrote in boston_buddies,


After reading some of the posts in the community it seems as though people are getting very rammy over topics such as biting. I don't mean to say they are not serious issues, but it has been stirring things up a bit. I am posting this only because I do worry about my pup. I am a first time dog owner so things are a bit more Greek to me sometimes. Harley is 12 weeks old. She seems to have more and more recently started the biting and chewing habits. I fully intend on taking her to puppy obedience classes, but should I be concerned about her turning into an aggressive dog? I have been told by some people that it is due to teething, and I really don't think she is a mean dog because she doesn't just bite people. If you are holding a toy and she goes for it, sometimes she can catch a finger. If you are scratching her belly and she is on her back sometimes she nips at your hand. Oddly it seems like she always opens her mouth when she is on her back, almost as if she doesn't like it sometimes. And when she is playing and getting really excited sometimes she nips because I don't think she knows any better. I try to say NO, or OUCH as loud as I can but I think it flips her out even more. I just need some advice because all I can think to do is take her to the puppy obedience classes at my local Petsmart to get her off to a good start. With the recent posts about biting I have to say I was just growing more and more concerned. And don't get me wrong, she doesn't BITE with any force it's more like a nip if you would call it that. I don't think she has any intentions of hurting people.

...on a side note, I did post this before but does anyone know anything about why her fur may be thinner on the top of her head than anywhere else? It hasn't really changed since I got her and I don't notice any skin irritation so I wonder what if anything is the problem. One vet got me real worried about it, saying it could be a problem. Also, shortly after noticing both her ears finally standing up, this morning I noticed her one ear flopping forward some. What is the deal with that?

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