So a friend of ours is staying at our place watching the dogs for a few days (yesterday and today). As you all know,Tayda needs her pills and we had our friend over last week and showed her the pilling routine and had her pill Tayda. She did it no problem. Tayda has "known" this friend for a couple years, though this was the first time she pilled her.
Our friend is at our place watching the dogs yesterday and today. Last night and this morning Tayda took her pills okay. Tonight though -Tayda growled and bit our friend when she tried to pill her. Not hard enough to break the skin but definitely hard enough.
So I told our friend to make nice with Tayda for a while - cause Tayda is obviously scared. I said to coax her out of her bed with some treats and just pet her and be nice for a while. She tried to do this but Tayda is really weary of our friend now. And if she tries to approach Tayda in her bed, Tayda gives a growl so our friend is just letting Tayda be for now.
I will be going home tomorrow, and Tayda won't die if she doesn't get her pills tonight, but I'm looking for advice on how to get Tayda to not be scared of our friend anymore. We are going on our honeymoon in a few weeks, FOR a few weeks, and this friend was going to house sit and watch the dogs for us… so it is obviously REALLY important that we figure out a way to get Tayda over this fear.
We've had other dog sitters pill her before, and this is the first time she has ever bitten anyone.... makes me sad cause I know it's cause she's scared.
Any ideas? Sigh......