So I’m taking care of some friends dogs while they are away. She’s getting older, I’m not sure how old maybe seven years old?
I don’t know when this started but you can no longer approach her when she is lying down. If you reach out to pet her she instantly, no warning, snaps at your hand but until now she never made contact.
I was just kind of testing her to see if she was aggressive around food by petting her back as she ate and she reached back and got me on my hand. Now my hand hurts from the pressure of the bite but it only broke the skin in two little spots.
Is this a case of let sleeping dogs lie and you cant teach an old dog new tricks? Or can anything be done? I’m a little worried that its gonna get worse as she gets older.
btw she is a german shepherd akita mix.