We have been having some "issues" with our 2 year old boy. I've been calling it the terrible two's.
Chance has always had issues when it came to food. He would protect his food and snarl/growl at anyone who came near him. This had been going on ever since the day we brought him home. At first we would leave him alone but later realized that it needed to be corrected and fast!
A year later we introduced Kiya into our homes and we needed to separate the two of them because a "tri" will "tri" to own everything and Chance did not like that whatsoever. Over the Thanksgiving Holidays we took our B's out of town to visit family. During that time I tried to take a bone away from Chance and he bit my finger. :mad: The bite drew blood and gave me a good scare. Since that day Alex and I have take drastic measures to improve his "nasty" behavior. Now one of us hand feeds him while the other walks up to him with food in our hands so he will not guard his food anymore. At first the hairs on his back were up and he looked evil but soon he realized that we were not there to take anything away from him.
Well….yesterday I gave them both a bone and walked away. A few minutes later I walked over to Chance and was able to sit down right next to him while he ate his bone. He even licked my hand!!!!!! At first I was scared that he would try to bite me again but he was a good boy!
All the hand-feeding, positive praise is paying off.
On another note though....not too long ago he was asleep on the couch and my Aunt tried to move him. He about bit her. :eek: Has anyone else experienced that???? He tends to make deep moaning sounds if you wake him and try to move him. You don't see teeth but it sure sounds bad.
What do I do????