Help with biting

Hello everyone! My first time here. I have a Basenji that is not very friendly with anyone except my husband and I. Anyone comes we have to shut him up, cause he would bite. Is this natural? He is 7 years old and can anyone tell me how to control him when someone is around? Would love to hear your response.

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Hello everyone! My first time here. I have a Basenji that is not very friendly with anyone except my husband and I. Anyone comes we have to shut him up, cause he would bite. Is this natural? He is 7 years old and can anyone tell me how to control him when someone is around? Would love to hear your response.

You might have his thyroid checked. Sometimes, unexplainable aggression can be caused by a failing thyroid gland. You need to have a full panel run, regardless of what your vet might tell you.

Good luck 🙂

If this dog has always been that way, the likelihood of changing him and him being trustworthy may be more than it's worth. I don't see a problem with putting him up with people are over if it fits your lifestyle. if it doesn't, then there are things to do to help retrain. if it is a NEW problem, then I would worry seriously about health issues, such as andrea suggested (thyroid aggression).

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